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1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB

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.


by Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2019

Related Reading : Ferrari 250 GT History

Production of the 250 Series began in 1954 and continued on through the early part of the 1960s. There were numerous variations of the 250 and would ultimately become Ferraris most successful line of vehicles to date. The 250 is also recognized as the first Ferrari to ever receive disc brakes. This did not take place until the end of the 1950s. Also, the 250 was the first four-seater. Ferraris....
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1960 Vehicle Profiles

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB vehicle information

Berlinetta Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 1905GT

Anchored by a lighter-weight aluminum alloy body and highly-tuned Colombo V12 engines, the Ferrari 250 GT SWB would earn an exceptional reputation on the track earning victories in the Tour de France from 1960 to 1962, as well as, victories in the RA....[continue reading]

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB vehicle information

Chassis Num: 2083GT
Engine Num: 0540 F

Ferrari 250 GT SWB All Alloy Competition was the 36th constructed and finished on September 9th of 1960. It is a left hand drive and fitted with engine number 0540 F, though, during the 1960s its engine was replaced. It was purchased by the Scuderi....[continue reading]

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB vehicle information

Berlinetta Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 1813GT

The 250 GT Short Wheelbase was shown at the Paris Auto Salon in October 1959 equipped with an improved 3 liter Colombo designed V-12 engine and bodywork designed by Pinin Farina and built by Scaglietti. The new GT was built as a Lusso version in stee....[continue reading]

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB vehicle information

Berlinetta Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 2033 GT
Engine Num: 168B
Gearbox Num: 31/539

The 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Scaglietti Competizione with chassis number 2033 has chassis type 539, engine type 168B, and internal number 422 F. The gearbox is number 31/539 and the rear axle internal is number 220. The original exterior co....[continue reading]

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB vehicle information

Berlinetta Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 2291GT

This car is fitted with a Scaglietti lightweight steel body. This competition Berlinetta has magnesium components in the 3-liter V12 engine which develops 290 horsepower.....[continue reading]

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB vehicle information

Berlinetta Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 2095GT

This Ferrari 250GT SWB Berlinetta Competition Coupe is a Left Hand Drive example with chassis number 2095GT. It is the 37th example created and was completed in August of 1960. The first owner was Dr. Alberico Cacciari or Bologna, Italy who used it....[continue reading]

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB vehicle information

Berlinetta Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 2209 GT
Gearbox Num: 539/#54

It is believed that just 42 examples of the alloy competition 250 GT cars were built in 1960 and chassis number 2209 GT was the fourth from the last example constructed. It was sold new to Ardilio Tavoni of Modena on October 18th of 1960 and was regi....[continue reading]

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB vehicle information

Berlinetta Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 1759GT
Engine Num: 1759 GT

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,....[continue reading]

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB vehicle information

Berlinetta Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 2265GT

The blue Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta is seen here on the grounds of the Quail Lodge in California. A few months later it was brought country to the other side of the United States for the Cavallino Classic in West Palm Beach. It carries chassis n....[continue reading]

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB vehicle information

Berlinetta Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 1773GT
Engine Num: 1773GT
Gearbox Num: 539/6

This Ferrari 250 GT SWB is the eighth of around forty-five aluminum-bodied competition 250GT SWB Berlinettas constructed for that year. It was built by the factory in March of 1960 and was constructed to competition specifications fitted with aluminu....[continue reading]

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB vehicle information

Berlinetta Competizione
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 2159GT

Ferrari introduced a new alloy-bodied 250 GT short wheelbase racing Berlinetta, based on its Tour de France-winning 250 GT long wheelbase car, at the 1959 Paris Auto Salon. Developed by Giotto Bizzarrini, Carlo Chiti, and Mauro Forghieri, 165 example....[continue reading]

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB vehicle information

Berlinetta Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 2163 GT
Engine Num: 1615 GT

This Ferrari 250 GT SWB Alloy Berlinetta Competizione by Scaglietti is one of 42 alloy-bodied examples built in 1960. The aluminum alloy coachwork was finished in rosso chiaro, while the interior was trimmed with nero leather (a color combination the....[continue reading]

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB vehicle information

Berlinetta Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 2243GT

One of the most popular Ferrari models is the 250 GT Short Wheelbase Berlinetta (SWB). Essentially it is the last Ferrari built for both competition and street use. Ferrari produced 158 examples. While they appear similar there are a number of subtle....[continue reading]

Berlinetta Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 1905GT 
Chassis #: 2083GT 
Berlinetta Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 1813GT 
Berlinetta Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 2033 GT 
Berlinetta Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 2291GT 
Berlinetta Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 2095GT 
Berlinetta Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 2209 GT 
Berlinetta Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 1759GT 
Berlinetta Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 2265GT 
Berlinetta Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 1773GT 
Berlinetta Competizione by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 2159GT 
Berlinetta Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 2163 GT 
Berlinetta Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 2243GT 

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Performance and Specification Comparison

250 GT SWB

Year
Production
Wheelbase
Engine
Prices
102.30 in.
12 cyl., 180.00 CID., 240.00hp
94.50 in.
12 cyl., 180.20 CID., 280.00hp
94.50 in.
12 cyl., 180.20 CID., 280.00hp
$12,950 - $12,950
94.50 in.
12 cyl., 180.20 CID., 240.00hp
94.50 in.
12 cyl., 180.20 CID., 280.00hp
94.50 in.
12 cyl., 180.00 CID., 240.00hp

Industry Production

#1#2#3Ferrari
1965Chevrolet (2,375,118)Ford (2,170,795)Volkswagen (1,174,687)700
1964Chevrolet (2,318,619)Ford (1,594,053)Toyota (1,068,321)
1963Chevrolet (2,237,201)Ford (1,525,404)Fiat (957,941)
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)
1959Chevrolet (1,462,140)Ford (1,450,953)Volkswagen (575,407)
1958Chevrolet (1,142,460)Ford (987,945)Volkswagen (451,526)
1957Ford (1,676,449)Chevrolet (1,505,910)Plymouth (726,009)
1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Buick (572,024)
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)

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