Unique 1962 Ferrari 250 GT to Hit Auction Block
There are flashy Ferraris, and then there are classic, elegant Ferraris. I prefer the latter, not that I see myself owning one anytime soon.
One of the most elegant and sought after classic Ferraris is the 250 GT SWB – #5 on Motor Trend Classic’s list of best Ferraris ever. Only 176 of them ever came out of the factory, but there was one more that was specially modified, and is a legend within the legendary brand. The name was even changed, slightly, to the 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale. It is special because the design was modified with a bespoke body by Giorgietto Giugiaro for his boss Carrozeria Bertone, head of the renowned Italian auto design firm Bertone. The metallic blue 250 GT’s standout feature is its amazingly distinct, pointed “shark nose” front end, inspired by the Ferrari 156 F1 Grand Prix car.
So, how much are they estimating that this one-of-a-kind classic will go for when it’s auctioned off by Gooding & Co. at Pebble Beach’s Concours d’Elegance next month? Between $14 and $16 million. That may seem like insane money for a car more than 50 years old that has been driven over 100,000 miles, but remember it’s ” Speciale.”