This Scaglietti-Built 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Is A Race-Proven Classic

Jul 17, 2020

Category: Rides

Ferrari’s short wheelbase (SWB) 250 GT is one of history’s finest automotive platforms, and its lineage runs deep. Throughout its history, the vehicle has taken on the world’s finest race tracks, showrooms, and conventions, making it one of the most sought-after classics of all time — and now, one has just gone up for sale via Auxietre & Schmidt.

The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta that you see here is yet another Scaglietti-born model, garnering its reputation as one of Pininfarina’s “greatest masterpieces.” Like its brethren, it’s powered by a rambunctious, but beautiful Colombo-designed 3.0-liter V12 engine, and features a set of upgraded competition 40-DLC-6 carburetors, courtesy of its first owner. Over its 40-year ownership history, the car would pass through the hands (and garages) of many a world-class collector, taking on the Auvergne 3 hrs in Clermont-Ferrand in 1963, the Ollon-Villars and Sierre-Crans Montana hill climbs, and the 1998 Tour Auto throughout its career. Now, the impeccably-kept model is housed in one of the world’s foremost Ferrari collections, where both its Classiche certification and history are regularly discussed. The car is currently listed for sale on Auxietre & Schmidt for an undisclosed sum.

Learn More: Here

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Rides

The lululemon Engineered Warmth Jacket Is A Seasonal Activewear Essential

Made from naturally thermoregulating merino wool and featuring a four-way stretch construction.

Posted By Gray Van Dyke

Partner

YETI's Vacuum-Insulated Colster Steel Koozie Keeps Beer Cold For Hours

A thick-gauge 18/8 stainless steel can insulator in 12oz & 16oz sizes.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner
Featured Image

The 10 Fastest Hybrid Supercars

Cars that combine internal combustion and electricity for a powerful one-two punch.

Posted By

Oct 23, 2020

Featured Image

Torsus Remixed Their Rugged Praetorian Into An All-Terrain 35-Seat School Bus

Powered by a 6.9-liter six-cylinder diese, it's good for 240 horsepower and 682lb-ft of torque.

Posted By

Oct 23, 2020

Featured Image

Filson & Ford Collaborate On A Wildland Fire Rig Bronco For The NFF

Featuring a Forest Service Green paint scheme and a host of firefighting essentials.

Posted By

Oct 22, 2020

Featured Image

BMW Revamps Its R nineT Moto Lineup With 4 ’21 Model Updates & More

Redesigned engine, new ride modes, new paint options, and a '719' spec.

Posted By

Oct 22, 2020