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Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 1773GT
Engine Num: 1773GT
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Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 2033 GT
Engine Num: 168B
Thumbnail image1961 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
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Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 2443 GT
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Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 2639
Engine Num: 2639
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Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 2689GT
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Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 2701GT
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Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 2729GT
Engine Num: 282 E
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Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 2733GT
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Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 2735
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Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 2807 GT
Engine Num: 534 E
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Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 2845GT
Engine Num: 2845GT
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Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 3005GT
Thumbnail image1962 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Thumbnail image1962 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Thumbnail image1962 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 3113 GT
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Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 3337 GT
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Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 3409GT
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Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 3469GT
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Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 3735
Engine Num: 3735
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Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 3963 GT

Berlinetta Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 1759GT
Engine Num: 1759 GT
Sold for $13,500,000 at 2016 Gooding & Company.
The short-wheelbase Ferrari 250 GT berlinetta was developed by three young engineers named Giotto Bizzarrini, Carlo Chiti, and Mauro Forghieri. While its predecessor rested on a 2600mm wheelbase, the short-wheelbase (SWB) measured just 2400mm and featured disc brakes. It wore coachwork designed by Pinin Farina in Torino and built by Carrozzeria Scaglietti in Modena. They were available in road-going form, with a steel body or, in competition specification, with lightweight aluminum coachwork.

This particular example, chassis number 1759 GT, is the sixth example built and among the first competition cars completed for the 1960 model year. This car was purpose-built to compete in the 24 Hours of LeMans. Built between January and March 1960, this SWB Berlinetta was equipped with the latest Tipo 168 outside-plug V-12 engine, with Testa Rossa cylinder heads, Weber 40 DCL6 carburetors, velocity stacks, and 9.9:1 compression. This car may have also been the first Ferrari to be outfitted with the SNAP exhaust extractors. Another distinguishable feature on 1759 GT are the rear brake cooling scoops on the rocker panels just ahead of the rear wheels.

This Berlinetta Competizione was tested at Monza on April 27th of 1960 in preparation for Le Mans. At Monza, the car was tested by factory drivers, including Phil Hill, Richie Ginther, and Wolfgang von Trips.

1759 GT was sold to US distributor Luigi Chinetti Motors in New York on June 18th of 1960, who sold the car to Dr. Harvey Schur. It was then registered on Italian export license plates 'EE 02016,' and final preparations were made for its racing debut.

Chinetti's North American Racing Team arrived at LeMans with four Ferraris, including a TR59, two Competition Berlinettas, and a Competition California Spider. This car, chassis number 1759 GT, wore number 19 and was decorated with NART insignias, a white and blue noseband, and white stripes running diagonally along the passenger's side. It had is front bumperetts removed for the race, a Plexiglas bug deflector placed on the hood, and an aluminum roll bar installed. Individuals tasked with driving 1759GT were Ed Hugus and Augie Pabst.

At the end of the 24 Hour endurance race, the factory's TR59, driven by driven by Olivier Gendebien and Paul Frère, took overall honors. 1759 GT was one of four SWB Berlinettas to finish in the Top 10.

After LeMans, 1759GT was exported to the United States and prepared for Dr. Schur, who had Chinetti Motors change the instruments from kilometers to miles per hour.

Gilbert Horton became the car's next owner in 1962, trading in his alloy-bodied LWB California Spider (chassis number 1639 GT). In 1967, Mr. Horton sold 1759 GT to Mark Slotkin of California, who, three years later, sold it to Charles Betz and Fred Peters. In 1973, Betz and Peters sold the SWB Berlinetta to Philip Bronner of Rancho Palso Verdes, CA. Dr. Bronner used the car in various vintage racing events during the 1970s, running it at the Ferrari Owners Club USA Hillclimb in Virginia City, Nevada, and the Monterey Historic Automobile Races at Laguna Seca every year from 1975 to 1980.

In 1980, the car was sold to Peter Giddings, who sold it three years later to Tom Mudd of Woodside, CA. Mr. Mudd began a restoration, which involved disassembling the car and stripping the coachwork to bare metal. The project never progressed beyond this stage, however, and in 2002 Mr. Mudd sold 1759 GT to a private collector.

The initial restoration was completed in 2005, and has been displayed at concours events such as the Cavallino Classic in Palm Beach and campaigned in vintage events. During the track events, a later 250-series engine was installed in an effort to preserve the original unit.

Since then, the car's original, matching-numbers engine has been re-installed. It is currently finished in its LeMans livery. It has a ribbed alloy gearbox, 120-liter aluminum fuel tank, and a full competition-spec engine.
By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2016

Chassis# 1759GT

2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
Estimated Value:$15,000,000-$18,000,000 
Sale Price$13,500,000
2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company
Lot was not sold

Analysis

Chassis number 1759GT Auction Sales History
2016$13,500,000

2016 1
2015 1
2013 1
2011 1
2007 1
2006 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2016$13,500,000$13,500,0001
2015$11,414,546$11,414,5461
2013$8,140,000$8,140,0001
2011$5,280,000$5,280,0001
2007$2,824,217$2,824,2171
2006$2,750,000$2,750,0001

Recent Sales

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione
Chassis#:1759 GT
Sold for $13,500,000
  2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
    
1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB
Chassis#:Chassis#:1995GT
Sold for $11,414,546
  2015 H & H Auctions - Imperial War Museum
 
1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta 'Competizione' by Carrozzeria Scaglietti
Chassis#:1905GT
Sold for $8,140,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Arizona
    
1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione
Chassis#:2209 GT
Sold for $5,280,000
  2011 RM Auctions at Monterey
    
1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione
Chassis#:2209 GT
Sold for $2,824,217
  2007 RM Auctions Ferrari – Leggenda e Passione
    
1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Alloy Berlinetta Competizione
Chassis#:1757 GT
Sold for $2,750,000
  2006 RM Auctions at Amelia Island
    

No Sale

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione by Scaglietti2163 GT2017 RM Sothebys : Ferrari Leggenda e Passione $8,500,000$10,000,000
1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione by Scaglietti1773GT2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey   
1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione by Scaglietti1953 GT2015 RM Sotheby's : Villa Erba   
1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Alloy Berlinetta Competizione 2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company   

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