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1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Scaglietti Berlinetta

By Jeff | Sunday, November 14, 2010 | Comments(0)

Class M-3 50th Anniversary Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berl, Ferrari
In 1961 Ferrari launched the ultimate 250 GT SWB, often referred to as a SEFAC Hot Rod but also known more formally as the Comp/61. There were also a few of the 250 SWB Competiziones that received a mechanical makeover for the 1961 season. At the time there was little competition that could rival the SWB in the GT class, and it often beat the Jaguar E-Type and Aston Martin DB4 in sports car race series. This car (s/n 2689GT) is one of the most famous ... read blog

1959 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Scaglietti Berlinetta

By Jeff | Sunday, November 14, 2010 | Comments(0)

Class M-3 50th Anniversary Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berl, Ferrari
This car (s/n 1953 GT) is the first 250 GT SWB Berlinetta built. It was the car that debuted at the Paris Auto Show in 1959. It is one of only two 250 GT SWB Berlinettas built without the later traditional air vents in the front fenders, the second car (s/n 1613 GT) was the other. After being sold to its first owner by Luigi Chinetti, the New York Ferrari importer, it placed sixth overall in 1960 in the 12 Hour race at Sebring, Florida. After several ... read blog

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Scaglietti Berlinetta

By Jeff | Sunday, November 14, 2010 | Comments(0)

Class M-3 50th Anniversary Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berl, Ferrari
This car (s/n 2807) is one of the 20 factory-built Comp/61 competition cars, and it is the car featured on the poster for the 2010 Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance presented by Rolex. The car has recently been restored to a precise point in time for its current owner - the point in time when it raced in the 1962 Tour de France. The Comp/61s, often referred to as SEFAC Hot Rods, were built using a competition-prepared Tipo 168 B/61 engine that had 250 ... read blog

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Scaglietti Berlinetta

By Jeff | Sunday, November 14, 2010 | Comments(0)

Class M-3 50th Anniversary Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berl, Ferrari
This is a good example of an early competition Ferrari 250 GT SWB car. While standard road versions of the SWB had a steel body with a 90 X 54 mm frame and a detuned Colombo V12, the competizione versions featured an alloy body and a smaller 80 X 45 mm frame. Offering a substantial weight savings, the competition cars attained class victories at the biggest events, including Le Mans and the Tour de France. This car (S/N 1905GT) was raced during the ... read blog

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Scaglietti Berlinetta

By Jeff | Sunday, November 14, 2010 | Comments(0)

Class M-3 50th Anniversary Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berl, Ferrari
The ultimate 250 GT SWB, often referred to as a SEFAC Hot Rod but also known more formally as the Comp/61, was built on a lighter frame using smaller tubing and a lightweight alloy body and it had plexiglass windows. The engine has the TR 250 cylinder heads with revised cams and larger intake ports. It produces around 290 bhp and can achieve over 160 mph. This Comp/61(s/n 2767) was raced by several drivers, including Ferrari drievr Carlo Abate, and ... read blog

1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Scaglietti Berlinetta

By Jeff | Sunday, November 14, 2010 | Comments(0)

Class M-3 50th Anniversary Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berl, Ferrari
This Ferrari 250 GT SWB is one of the last steel-bodied street cars produced, and the 133rd of the total run of 250 GT SWBs. Built in 1962 it has the 3-liter overhead-cam V12 engine with three Weber carburetors producing 240 bhp. It was first owned by Steve Earle, founder of the Monterey Historic Automobile Races. After 12 years the car was sold to sports car racer Harley Cluxton and later to another race drive, James Daugharty. In the late 1980s ... read blog

1963 Ferrari 250 GTL Scaglietti Berlinetta Lusso

By Jeff | Sunday, November 14, 2010 | Comments(0)

Class M-1 Ferrari Grand Touring, Ferrari
Ferrari introduced the Lusso Berlinetta, the last of the great 250 series of sports cars, at the Paris Auto Show in 1962. The Lusso combined features of the 250 SWB and the 250 GTO in a beautiful, luxurious steel body by Scaglietti and was one of Pininfarina's most successful designs. Around 350 of these Lusso Berlinettas were built. Rock star Eric Clapton owned one as well as actor Steve McQueen. ALmost all the Lussos were used on the roadbut, as ... read blog

1957 Ferrari 250 GT Special Pinin Farina Coupe

By Jeff | Sunday, November 14, 2010 | Comments(0)

Class M-1 Ferrari Grand Touring, Ferrari
These are three Ferrari 250GT Speciale with Pinin Farina-designed coachwork built for European Royalty. The first two were built for Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands and Princess Liliane de Rethy of Belgium and were shown together at Pebble Beach in 2001. The third, this car with chassis 0853, was built for Prince Bertil of Sweden in 1958 who kept the car in the south of France. After 3 years the Prince moved the car to Paris and put it away and ... read blog

1957 Ferrari 250 GT Boano Coupe

By Jeff | Sunday, November 14, 2010 | Comments(0)

Class M-1 Ferrari Grand Touring, Ferrari
Pinin Farina was responsible for he design of this Ferrari 250 GT Coupe and it was presented to the public at the Geneva Auto Show in 1956. Carrozzeria Boano built the bodies for Ferrari at their factory in Brescia. The new GT shared the same 2600 mm wheelbase and aluminum alloy, Colombo-designed V12 as the 250 Europa GT, the model it replaced. Carrozzeria Boano built 74 250 GTs on the long wheelbase chassis. All but one were coupels. The single ... read blog

1953 Ferrari 375 America Pinin Farina Coupe

By Jeff | Sunday, November 14, 2010 | Comments(0)

Class M-1 Ferrari Grand Touring, Ferrari
At the 1953 Paris Auto Salon Ferrari unveiled the 375 America. This is that very car. It also appeared at the Geneva Auto Show in 1954. Designed by Pinin Farina, it is a refinement of the coachwork seen on the 212 Inter models. The car was exclusive and expensive and was powered by the 4.5 liter long block V12 engine. Most Ferraris of this period were customer built. Ferrari provided the engine and chassis while Italian coachbuilders provided the ... read blog

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Spyder California Scaglietti Convertible

By Jeff | Sunday, November 14, 2010 | Comments(0)

Class M-1 Ferrari Grand Touring, Ferrari
The production period of the Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Sptder started in 1960 and ended in early 1963, and a total of 54 SWB Spyders were built. The design was by Scaglietti and was close to the long wheelbase "TdF" Berlinetta but on a shorter wheelbase, it was available in a street version in steel or as a competition version in alloy. Many movie stars enjoyed the 250 SWB California Spyder, including James Coburn, Brigitte Bardot, Roger Vadim ... read blog

1953 ferrari 342 America Pinin Farina Cabriolet

By Jeff | Sunday, November 14, 2010 | Comments(0)

Class M-1 Ferrari Grand Touring, Ferrari
The Ferrari 342 America was the most exclusive model of its period, King Leopold of Belgium as well as Enzo Ferrari himself were among the few lucky owners. This car (chassis 0248AL) is a very special and unique Ferrari 342 America; it is the last of the six Ferrari 342s to be built by the company and one of only two with cabriolet coachwork by Pinin Farina. It was shown by Ferrari at the New York Auto Show in 1953. It was also the first Ferrari ... read blog

1951 Ferrari 212 Export Vignale Coupe

By Jeff | Sunday, November 14, 2010 | Comments(0)

Class M-1 Ferrari Grand Touring, Ferrari
In the 1950s, the Ferrari 212 export became the race car of choice for premier events such as the Tour de France, Mille Miglia and Carrera Panamericana. It followed Ferrari's first production racing car the 166 MM. The 212's finest hour came perhaps in the 1951 Tour de France when Pagnibon and Barraquet drove 0078E to victory. The Export model were bodied by coachbuilders such as Pinin Farina and Ghia. This car (chassis number 0080E) is one of six ... read blog

1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast Pininfarina Coupe

By Jeff | Sunday, November 14, 2010 | Comments(0)

Class M-1 Ferrari Grand Touring, Ferrari
The 500 Superfast made its debut at the Geneva Auto Show in 1964, replacing the 400 Superamerica as the top of the range Grand Touring Ferrari. Tha sales brochure announced that this was a Ferrari for "sovereigns, performers and great industrialists." Unlike the range-topping Bugatti Royale, to which it is often compared, the Superfast was popular with Ferrari's wealthy clients, with 36 examples being sold over a time span of 28 months between the ... read blog

1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Pinin Farina Coupe

By Jeff | Sunday, November 14, 2010 | Comments(0)

Class M-1 Ferrari Grand Touring, Ferrari
IN 1954, Ferrari heavily modified its 250 Europa to accept the new short-block Colombo-designed V12. In doing so, they created Ferrari's first 250 GT. Pinin Farina fabricated most of the Europa GTs, three of which were made in aluminum for competition. These cars can rightly be called the prototypes for the highly successful 250 GT "Tour de France." Chassis 0419GT is the third from last of the 34 Pinin Farina cars and was the Brussels Motor Show ... read blog

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Spyder California Scaglietti Convertible

By Jeff | Sunday, November 14, 2010 | Comments(0)

Class M-1 Ferrari Grand Touring, Ferrari
The Spyder California was built to be an export only sports car. Its name was most appropriate, for the man whos' idea it was to build a "simple" convertible was Ferrari's influential dealer in Southern California, Johnny von Neumann. The Spyder California quickly became one of the ultimate dual-purpose cars, equally at home on road and track. The car was available with lightweight aluminum coachwork or a steel body. The SWB chassis, suspension, ... read blog

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Comp Scaglietti Belinetta

By Jeff | Sunday, November 14, 2010 | Comments(0)

Class M-2 Ferrari Competition, Ferrari
The Ferrari 2365 GTB/4 Competition Belinetta built by Scaglietti is based upon the road-going Ferrari Daytona that became the fastest production car in the world when it was launched in 1968. These competition cars competed successfully in endurance races like Le Mans, Daytona and the Tour de France throughout the 1970s. This car (chassis 16343) is the 11th of the 15 competition 365 GTB/4s built. Three series of five cars were produced in total. ... read blog

1951 Ferrari 212 Export Vignale Berlinetta

By Jeff | Sunday, November 14, 2010 | Comments(0)

Class M-2 Ferrari Competition, Ferrari
The Ferrari 212 Export was powered by a 2.6-littre V12 engined which produced 150 bhp at 6.500 rpm. 10 cars were built with Touring body work, 12 were bodied by Vignale, 2 by Motto and 1 by Fontana. After its first race in Sicily, chassis 0092E was shipped to the United States along with the Ferrari team cars destined for Indianapolis in 1952. After being used as personal transport by Alberto Ascari at Indianapolis, this car was sold by Luigi Chinetti ... read blog

1957 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Scaglietti Berlinetta

By Jeff | Sunday, November 14, 2010 | Comments(0)

Class M-2 Ferrari Competition, Ferrari
The design of the Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta was first shown at the 1955 Paris Salon. The first few production cars were built by Pinin Farina and later by Scaglietti. Five examples were built by Zagato. They all had the 3-liter, V12 engine. This car (chassis 0703GT) has the rare 14 louver specification that appeared on the first series cars. Only nine cars had this feature. These were subsequently replaced by three and then single louver on the ... read blog

1964 Ferrari 250 LM Scaglietti Berlinetta

By Jeff | Sunday, November 14, 2010 | Comments(0)

Class M-2 Ferrari Competition, Ferrari
The first rear-engined V12 Ferrari with the 3 liter 250 GT engine was the 250P "Prototipo" that won at Le Mans in 1963. Enzo Ferrari wanted to have a rear-engined car for both road and race, and he revealed the 3.3 liter 250 LM at the 1963 Paris Auto Show. It was very much like the Le Mans winning car but with a roof! Due to the FIA rules about homologation at the time, all the 250LMs built before 1966 were raced as prototypes. All but one of the ... read blog



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