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1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competition

The 250 GT SWB was designed by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti. It was designed for the race track and the road. This two-seater had an aggressive stance and a wheel base 8 inches shorter than the LWB edition. The street versions were called 'Lusso' (luxury) and contained a Colombo V-12 producing as much as 280 BHP and propelled the vehicle to a top speed of about 150 mph. Modifications had been made to the engine to make it easier to work on during competition events. For example the spark plugs were moved to make them more accessible. The competition models had their body entirely made of the weight-saving metal aluminum. Also, plastic side windows were used to help keep the weight to a minimum. By shortening the wheel base, the chassis became more solid and the vehicle more agile.

The Berlinetta (litle coupe) Lusso (luxury), more commonly known as the 250 GT/L was also designed by Pininfarina and debuted at the 1962 Paris show.

There were vents located under the front head lights. These were used to cool the disc brakes. There were also vents behind each wheel which served the same purpose.


1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competition vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 2443 GT

Ferrari 250 GT SWB with chassis number 2443GT is a left hand drive vehicle with competition features. It was constructed on May 04th of 1961. During its early life it was driven in various hillclimb competition, driven by Walter Lambert and bearing....[continue reading]

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competition vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 2701GT

One of two original Scuderia Ferrari Factory Competition (Berlinetta) team cars, also known as 'SEFAC Hot Rod.' Driven by factory team driver, Joe Schlesser, for LeMans in April 1961; crashed while practicing It was rebuilt by Modena factory. It race....[continue reading]

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competition vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 2729GT
Engine Num: 282 E

This 1961 Ferrari 250GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione is a left-hand drive vehicle with chassis number 2729GT. It is finished in grey metallic and was the 25th example constructed. Its first owner was Pierre Dumay who used it in the 1961 24 Hours of ....[continue reading]

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competition vehicle information

Berlinetta Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 2767GT

Ferrari was determined to win the 1961's International GT Championship for Constructors and produced a handful of very special cars to do it with. Often referred to as SEFAC Hot Rods or Comp 61s, these cars were lighter and more powerful thanks to t....[continue reading]

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competition vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 2807 GT
Engine Num: 534 E

This Ferrari 250 GT Short wheelbase berlinetta is an all-alloy coupe and completed in mid-1961. It raced in the 1961 Tour de France and the 1962 Targa Florio where it failed to finish on both occasions. At the 1962 edition of the Tour de France, it f....[continue reading]

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competition vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 2735

Chassis no. 2735 was one of only three right-hand drive Competition short-wheelbase cars. It was also the second Rob Walker/Stirling Moss GT Berlinetta, the other being chassis no. 2119.....[continue reading]

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competition vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 2689GT

The Ferrari 250 GT LWB (Gran Turismo long-wheelbase) were visually stunning, but Enzo Ferrari wanted to improve the road racing performance. Ferrari and his engineers elected to shorten the wheelbase (the distance between wheel centers) by seven inch....[continue reading]

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competition vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 2845GT
Engine Num: 2845GT

This 250GT SWB Berlinetta is a late-production example, and wears the third variation of the Pininfarina-designed, Scaglietti-built Berlinetta coachwork. The car was delivered on August 29th and arrived in time to compete at the 10th Tour de France A....[continue reading]

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competition vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 2417GT

Ferrari's 250 GT SWB was developed from the long-wheelbase 250 GT Tour de France. Fitted with Ferrari's hugely successful 3-liter V12-engine, the first 250 GT SWB was shown at the 1959 Paris Auto Salon. The SWB could be driven as a road car or, with ....[continue reading]

Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 2443 GT 
Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 2701GT 
Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 2729GT 
Berlinetta Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 2767GT 
Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 2807 GT 
Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 2735 
Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 2689GT 
Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 2845GT 
Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 2417GT 

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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