A 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta by Scaglietti will be offered without reserve at RM Sotheby’s Monterey Sale 15 – 17 August 2019.
The Italian stunner, with coachwork by Scaglietti, is one of only 40 steel body SWB Berlinettas built in the final production run during 1962 and has an eye-watering pre-sales estimate of $8,000,000 – $10,000,000.
A predecessor to the legendary 250 GTO and available only to Ferrari’s elite customers, the 250 GT SWB Berlinetta was one of the ultimate high-speed gentlemen racers that could be driven to the track, successfully compete and drive back home in style.
This particular car was sold new to Giuseppe Chiusolo of Naples, Italy, finished in stunning Grigio Argento over Red Connolly Vaumol leather and equipped with the latest Tipo 168/61 V-12 engine, Abarth exhaust, and Borrani wire wheels.
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The Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta is now fully restored and now in possession of the lucrative and much lauded Ferrari Classiche Certification and authentic Red Book, attesting to the car’s authenticity.
Shelby Myers, Car Specialist & Global Head of Private Sales, RM Sotheby’s said:
“The presentation of truly one of the most exceptional 250 GT SWB examples extant at auction is a special opportunity, but the presentation of such a car without reserve is nearly unprecedented.”
“In 2018 we had the opportunity to sell a Ferrari 250 GTO for a world record price for any car at auction, and I believe the value gap between GTOs and SWBs is far too wide and that these cars represent a tremendous value in today’s market. The 250 SWB is considered by many Ferraristi as one of the finest designs to ever come out of Maranello. Couple that with the fact that they are extremely well-balanced and have plenty of power on tap and they represent the epitome of 1960s Italian motoring. Chassis 3359 GT definitely has all the right criteria serious collectors should be looking for, as it is matching-numbers, Ferrari Classiche certified, brilliantly restored, and finished in one of the most attractive original colour combinations”.
The Monterey Sale remains one of the most attractive and opulent on the classic car auction calendar.
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