Ferrari 250 GT SWB with chassis number 2443GT is a left hand drive vehicle with competition features. It was constructed on May 04th of 1961. During its early life it was driven in various hillclimb competition, driven by Walter Lambert and bearing the number 173. In June of 1961 it was entered in the Col de la Faucille Hillclimb, again driven by Lambert, but bearing number 42. It finished second in class. Tragedy struck the following day as the vehicle was involved in an accident that claimed the life of its driver. The vehicle was repaired but its original engine, #682F was replaced with block #730 E. The rear axle number 339F was replaced with #161 F which had been retro-fitted from 1931GT.
The car has been entered into the Oldtimer Grand Prix in Nuerburgring drivers P. Luigi Pantaleoni, Fabrizio Violati, and Archibald von Wegner.
In 2001 the car was sold at Bonhams Gstadd Auction where the car netted $1,640,750 which included buyers premium. In 2004 it was driven by Bobby Rahal in the Monterey Historic Races. In 2006 it was driven by Rahal at the Cavallino Classic.Also photographed at :