Sunday, January 26, 2020

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Alloy Berlinetta Competizione by Scaglietti

The first official Ferrari 250 GT SWB appeared at the Paris Salon. Competizione cars received larger brake calipers, outside fuel fillers, upgraded suspension and lightweight aluminum bodywork. Above all, the Competizione SWB models were equipped with the type 168 B motor. Built strictly for racing, this engine featured a horizontally mounted oil filter, Testa Rossa heads, coil-type valve springs, velocity stacks and individual ports and was capable of producing upwards of 270 bhp.
The 250 GT SWB Competizione is the car that preceded the GTO as Ferrari’s racing gran turismo of choice. The new Ferrari 250 GT SWB was an instant racing success. The SWB is one of the most successful Ferrari GTs ever constructed. 42 alloy competition Berlinettas were built in 1960.

These cars epitomize everything that is collectible and values have reflected it's hallowed status.
This example carried an estimate of $9.5m to $13m. In 2016 an example changed hands at a Gooding auction for $13.5m. A decade earlier an example changed hands for $2.7m.