Luscious Ferrari 250 GT SWB to be offered by Bonhams in Carmel

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The Ferrari 250 GT SWB is ranked among the greatest of sports cars | Bonhams photos
The Ferrari 250 GT SWB is ranked among the greatest of sports cars | Bonhams photos

Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and inspiring sports car ever built, a 1962 Ferrari 250 GT short-wheelbase berlinetta will be auctioned by Bonhams during its August 24 sale at The Quail Lodge in Carmel, California. 

Powered by the famous 3.0-liter Columbo V12 that generates 296 horsepower, the 250 GT SWB was not just a pretty face but a formidable track star, with a sophisticated suspension that allowed it to hammer through curves.  The 250 GTs racked up enviable competition records for Ferrari.

The 250 GT has been comprehensively restored by Ferrari specialists

“It’s this combination of engineering, design, rarity and racing success that’s made it a legend and one of the most sought-after sports cars on the planet,” Jakob Greisen, Bonhams vice president and US head of motoring, said in a news release.

The 250 GT SWB to be offered in Carmel is in superb condition and has won numerous concours awards, according to Bonhams.

The Ferrari 250 GT SWB’s styling is universally admired

“Chassis number 3337GT is a documented, matching numbers, Ferrari Classiche certified car equipped with original coachwork and period competition features,” the news release says. “It’s also the recipient of an exacting professional restoration by the late master Wayne Obry of Motion Products and later Rex Nguyen, and (it) is presented in its original livery of Grigio Conchiglia.” 

Bonhams has uploaded a video of the Ferrari 250 GT with a description and driving scenes. 

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Bonhams’ auction at Quail Lodge takes place during the Monterey Peninsula’s famed classic car week of auctions, shows and events, culminating in the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.  For more information, visit the auction website.

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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