1961 Ferrari 250

GT SWB COMPETIZIONE

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2/1961
  • Mileage 
    500 km / 311 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Grigio Ferro
  • Interior colour 
    Brown
  • Interior brand colour 
    Cioccolato
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Grey
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    260 PS / 192 kW / 257 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

A M A Z I N G SWB Competizione FULL MATCHING NUMBERS FERRARI CLASSICHE
In the finest tradition of Ferrari’s dual-purpose road and racing Berlinettas, the new 250 GT SWB was a tractable and well-mannered daily driver about town, but it was a veritable beast in a race, where the ever more powerfully-tuned Colombo V-12 and revised rear suspension delivered unprecedented performance. Competition-specification cars with additionally uprated engines and lightweight alloy aluminum bodies were immediately made available for racing customers, 43 of these Competizione examples were made in the model’s first year of production, 1960.
The SWB immediately fulfilled the legacy of its LWB predecessor, claiming many victories from 1960 to 1962. Stirling Moss later recalled ‘’As a grand touring car for really serious road racing, it was quite difficult to fault, in fact.’’.