1961 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 - 250 GT SWB Aluminium Spyder

250 GT SWB Aluminium Spyder

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1961
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Dark Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1
Tuesday 8 March 2011
Estimate: Refer Department
Registration Number: XSL 415
Chassis Number: 2557 GT
Conceived as a Gran Turismo, Ferrari's 250 soon diverged into two paths, the GT coupes and cabriolets and the lightweight competition Berlinettas. The Berlinettas, designed by Pininfarina and built in small numbers by Scaglietti, were the ultimate dual-purpose cars, competitive at Le Mans but often driven to races. Nowhere were the 250 Berlinettas more at home than on the Tour de France, the legendary marathon where performance, reliability and adaptability made the marque a consistent winner.
With Ferrari's GT cars claiming successes on race tracks and in road races around the world in the mid 1950s, the market for the company's road cars was becoming stronger and stronger, particularly in North America. The Ferrari distributor for that market was Luigi Chinetti, an Italian who had settled there