Thursday, 18 April 2013

Bertone Ferrari 250 GT SWB

Bertone's take on the Ferrari 250 GT SWB was the star of the 1962 Geneva Motor Show. With its pinched, protruding beak (inspired by the sharknose 156 F1 racer) and Ghia Supersonic-esque sloping roof and tail, it took the already gorgeous SWB and gave it a challenging Jetsons overhaul.
Just three of these Bertone-bodied 250s were built; the story goes that Nuccio Bertone wouldn't drive a car with anybody else's bodywork, but couldn't resist the 250's allure, so his styling house struck a deal with Ferrari to carry out a little stylistic tinkering. Giorgetto Giugiaro was charged with the task of penning the design.
The car you see here, chassis no. 3269GT, was Nuccio's own - he paid for the chassis and used the car as his personal transportation. It's been restored twice and, as you can see, is as immaculate as it is beautiful.
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1 comment:

alice copper said...

This is the first time i saw this kind of car, which is manufactured by Ferrari. It looks like a old and vintage Ferrari. Design of this car is very different from other car.

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