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1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB

Ferrari introduced its replacement to the very successful 250 GT 'Tour de France' Berlinetta at the Paris Auto Show in October of 1959. Dubbed the 250 SWB Berlinetta, it had an upgraded engine specification and a new design. It was built by Scaglietti to a Pininfaria design. Refinements sourced from competition included a 9-inch shorter wheelbase offering sharper handling and better corner speed. Stopping power was improved with four-wheel disc brakes, a first for a Ferrari road car. This was more than just a road car, it was also intended for competition. The racing versions had their body made entirely of aluminum, and the side windows were plastic. During its racing career, it swept the first four places in the GT category at the 1960 LeMans 24 Hours race. The following year at LeMans, a SWB Berlinetta repeated a GT class victory and finished 3rd Overall. Many other accolades followed, making the versatile 250 GT SWB one of Ferrari's finest dual-purpose GT car.


by Daniel Vaughan | Apr 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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1963 Vehicle Profiles

1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 4057GT

This is a numbers-matching, late production example. It is one of 165 built and is equipped with competition features such as flared wheel arches, a wrinkle finish dash and a cold air box.....[continue reading]

Coupe by Scaglietti
Chassis #: 4057GT 

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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
1968Chevrolet (2,139,290)Ford (1,753,334)Volkswagen (1,191,854)706
1967Chevrolet (2,206,639)Ford (1,730,224)Toyota (1,068,321)706
1966Ford (2,212,415)Chevrolet (2,206,639)Volkswagen (1,168,146)706
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)

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