1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Coupe / 3087 GT Vehicle Information

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB photograph

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB
Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 3087 GT
Sold for $4,510,000 at 2008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions.
At the Paris Auto Show in October of 1959, Ferrari introduced its 250 GT Short Wheelbase Berlinetta. It rode on a wheelbase that measured just 2400mm and was fitted with four-wheel disc brakes. The disc brakes on all four corners were a 'first' for the Ferrari marque.

The engine was from the established 250 Colombo design, a descendant of the original 1.4-liter design, offered 240 horsepower. The spark plugs were now located outside the engine and coil-type valve springs in place of the hairpin-type. The moving of the spark plugs to their new location allowed for improved flow through all the intake ports. The engine was designated Tipo 168, had a compression ratio of 9.2:1, displaced 2,953cc, and was fitted with three Weber 36 DCS carburetors. The Tipo 168B, the racing version, produced an additional 40 horsepower.

Between 1959 to 1962, there were a total of 165 examples produced. Scaglietti was tasked with clothing the rolling chassis, which they did with both steel and aluminum bodies. Most of the competition versions utilized aluminum bodywork, while the street 'Lusso' versions generally had a steel body with aluminum hood, doors, and trunk lid. The Lusso versions are different from the later 250 GT Lusso, which was introduced in late 1962 and would be the final iteration of this series.

This particular 250GT SWB is chassis number 3087 GT and is the 117th of the toal 165 units built. It is a left-hand drive 'Lusso' example and was sold new to its first owner Otello Feretti of Bologna, Italy. It was later exported from Italy to the United States. In the early 1970s it was owned by G. Cole and then acquired by Bill Rudd, and in 1978 sold to Chuck Reid. In the 1980s it was sold to John Hajduk of bensenville, Illinois. A German individual was the vehicle's next owner; however, it remained in the United States. The car was stored at Shelton Ferrari in Fort Lauderdale. The car was sold to another individual from Germany, Heinrich Fries before coming into the care of its current owner.

The car has been given a no-expense-spared restoration at Shelton Ferrari. it is believed that the restoration cost $600,000. Since then it has been used sparingly and shown at events such as Cavallino Classic where it was awarded with Platinum Awards and the prestigious Excellence Cup.

In 2008, this vehicle was offered for sale at the 'Sports & Classics of Monterey' presented by RM Auctions. It had an estimated value of $3,700,000 - $4,200,000 and was one of the highlights of the event. The lot was sold for $4,510,000 including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2018


2008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $3,700,000-USD $4,200,000 
Sale Price :
USD $4,510,000

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1961 sales)
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta by Scaglietti
Chassis#: 2985
Sold for USD$8,305,000
  2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB image  1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB image  
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta
Chassis#: 3087 GT
Sold for USD$4,510,000
  2008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB image  
1961 Ferrari 250GT Short Wheelbase Berlinetta
Chassis#: 2649GT
Sold for USD$836,169
  2003 Bonhams - Exceptional Ferrari Motor Cars
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta by Scaglietti26392017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island $9,000,000$10,000,000

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