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.
“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.
“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.
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.