Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta SEFAC

The 250 SWB is one of the cars that often appears near the top of 'best car of all time'-type lists, and with good reason. As well as being achingly beautiful, its Colombo V12 was as sonorous as it was effective. 176 examples were built, but the one you see here, the SEFAC (Scuderia Enzo Ferrari Auto Corse) is one of just 20 featuring a lighter chassis, revised rear suspension and the Testa Rossa-spec Tipo 168B/61 engine. With six twin-choke Weber 46 DCF/3 carburettors, it boasted almost 300bhp.
This particular example, chassis no. 2845, was bought new by Count Giovanni Volpi and raced by his Scuderia Serenissima team. It came third in the Tour de France, and completed the 1000km de Paris and Daytona 3-hour Continental among many others. It was auctioned at Pebble Beach in 2010, where it sold for $6,105,000.
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