Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Saturday 2 April 2011
Motor Cars 15:00
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Estimate: Refer Department
Registration Number: EU Registered
Chassis Number: TBC
The Ferrari 250 GT SWB Breadvan was made in 1962 from a 1961 Ferrari 250 SWB Short Wheel Base, chassis number #2819GT. It was built to compete against the new 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and other FIA World Sportscar Championship races.
In 1962, the engineer Giotto Bizzarrini was hired by Count Giovanni Volpi, owner of the SSS Scuderia Serenissima Republica di Venezia, to uprate a Ferrari 250 GT SWB to GTO Specs. Ferrari was upset with Volpi and had refused "on personal grounds" to sell him a GTO.
Bizzarrini applied all the ideas from the GTO and together with the car body specialist Piero Drogo developed an aerodynamically advanced body, even lower than a GTO, with the roof line dramatically extended to the rear end following Kamm aerodynamic theory.