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1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB

Chassis number : 3359 GT

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Sold for $8,145,000 at 2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey.
This 1962 250 GT SWB Berlinetta is a steel-bodied, late-production Lusso model. It the 132nd of 165 examples produced from 1959 to 1962, and was sold directly from SEFAC S.p.A., the formal trading name for Ferrari, on April 18, 1962, to Giuseppe Chiusolo of Naples. It left the factory finished in Grigio Argento (Code 16003) with Red Connolly Vaumol leather (Code VM 3086), a Tipo 168 V-12 engine, Abarth exhaust, RW 3590 Borrani wire wheels wearing Pirelli Cinturato tires, and an 8 x 34 final-drive ratio. Ownership would pass through four additional Italian caretakers until it was purchase don February 8th of 1972, by a Californian then living in Modena - Mr. Thomas Meade. Mr. Meade sold the SWB to Mike Fisher of the UK. After it was race-prepared, Mr. Fisher drove the car in several races at Snetterton and Silverstone in 1973. It was sold in 1974 to Ted Rowbotham, a Canadian then living in the United Kingdom.

During 1975, the car was given a professional restoration with the body refinished in black and the interior retrimmed to match. It was later exported to the United States, and its next recorded owner was Ronald Jahaaski of Ridgefield, Connecticut. The SWB passed through the ownership of Dr. Terry Clark of Clemson, South Carolina, and was later offered for sale by Georgia's FAF Motorcars Inc. in 1979, followed by Joe Marchetti's International Autos, Ltd. of Chicago. The next private owner of 3359 GT was Michael Leventhal of Chicago.

By the early 1990s, the SWB had returned to Europe, and in 1998 it was acquired by Jean-Pierre Grave, who drove it in five editions of the Tour de France Auto. In 2010, it was acquired by Jean-Pierre Slavic of Switzerland, who commissioned the Berlinetta's total restoration. The work was overseen by Ferrari Classiche and after the work was complete, it earned the Ferrari Classiche certification on March 10, 2011.

In 2012, it was shown at Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este on Lake Como, where it received the Mention of Honour Award in the Ferrari 250 Dynasty Class. In September 2014, Mr. Slavic drove 3359 GT at the 80th anniversary of the Grand Prix of Montreux in Switzerland, with the SWB race-numbered 48. In December 2015, the SWB returned to the US.


By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2019

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* Please note, dates are approximate

2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $8,000,000-USD $10,000,000 
Sale Price :
USD $8,145,000

2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $10,000,000-USD $12,000,000 
Lot was not sold

1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Ferrari 250 GT SWB

(Data based on Model Year 1962 sales)
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta by Scaglietti
Chassis#: 3359 GT
Sold for USD$8,145,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB image  1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB image  
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale
Chassis#: 3269 GT
Sold for USD$16,500,000
  2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
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1962 Ferrari 250 SWB
Chassis#: 3735
Sold for USD$9,725,000
  2014 Rick Cole Auctions : Monterey
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1962 FERRARI 250 GT SHORT-WHEELBASE SPECIALE AERODINAMICA
Chassis#: 3615
Sold for USD$6,875,000
  2014 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction
 
1962 Ferrari 250GT Berlinetta
Chassis#: 250GT3437
Sold for USD$217,847
  2012 Bonhams - Exceptional Ferrari Motor Cars
 
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta
Chassis#: 3401
Sold for USD$3,500,034
  2010 RM Auctions - Sporting Classics of Monaco
 
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta
Chassis#: 3401 GT
Sold for USD$2,526,931
  2007 RM Auctions Ferrari – Leggenda e Passione
 
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Sold for USD$181,500
  2003 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2003
 

Ferrari 250 GT SWBs That Failed To Sell At Auction

1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Coachwork by Scaglietti-Design by Pinin Farina Ferrari Classiche Certified3337GT2018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge   
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta3359 GT2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $10,000,000$12,000,000
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta3113 GT2014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours$10,000,000  
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta3409 GT2011 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auctions $3,500,000$4,500,000

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Engine #: 3359
Gearbox #: 51/61