1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competition
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Date - Race - Driver - Finish
1961 - Stallavena-Boscochiesanuovo - AdacPace - Unknown
1961 - Trofeo Gran Turismo, Monza - Ada Pace - 2nd OA
1961 - GP Pescara - Sergio Bettoja/Kim - 6thOA, 2nd IC
1961 - Trofeo Lumezzane - Sergio Bettoja - 2nd OA, 2nd IC
1961 - Tour de France - Sergio Bettoja/Thiele-
1961 - CoppaFagioli, Osimo Scalo-Osimo - Ada Pace - 2nd IC
1961 - 100 km Paris, Montlhery - Carlo Abate/Colin Davis -1st in Class
1961 - Klosters-Davos - Sergio Bettoja - 5thOA, 5th IC
1962 - Trieste-Opicina Hillclimb - Ada Pace - 3rdOA, 2nd IC
1962 - Coppa Fagioli, Scalo-Osimo - Ada Pace - 2nd OA
Ferrari 250GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione with chassis number 2767GT was completed on June of 1961 and was the 30th example created. It is a left-hand drive example that left the factory with a red paint scheme, but given a silver stripe by its first owner, Sergio Bettojo of Italy. Bettoja took the car racing, entering it in the Grand Prix of Pescara where he finished sixth overall and 2nd in class. He raced the car to a 2nd overall and 2nd in class at the Trofeo Lumezzane. It was to race in the Tour de France, but failed to start.
The car would be raced by Ada Pace in one race in 1961 and four the following year.
In 1973 the car was sold to an individual for Sicily who kept the car until 1989 before bringing it to the Solo Ferrari Orion Monaco auction where it sold for $2.9 million including buyer's premium. It would cross the auction block a few more times up to this point in history, selling in 1999 for $1.15 million. In 1999 it was purchased by William Connor, how has continued the car's racing heritage. In 2006 the car was entered in the Monterey Historic Races at Laguna Seca.
By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2008
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