Ferrari 250GT SWB Berlinetta Lusso
1959-1963, 165 produced.
Coupe,2 doors,2 seats
One of the finest all-round Ferraris was the 250 GT SWB. This Berlinetta was built on a shorter wheelbase chassis than the Tour de France. The car was designed by Pininfarina and made by Scaglietti, partially in steel. Of the 175 that were made, 82 were solely intended as racing cars.
|2953cc||V12 DOHC||Ferrari V12 DOHC||73mm x 59mm|
Drivetrain and Suspension
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
|Worm||Independent/Coil Springs||Beam axle/Semi-elliptic leaf springs|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|155 mph||6.6 s||260 bhp 7000|
Auction Sales History
Ultimate showdown - Aston Martin DB4GT vs Ferrari 250GT SWB
|Publication||Classic & Sports Car August 2011|
|Ultimate showdown - Aston Martin DB4GT vs Ferrari 250GT SWB - As at home on the Route de la Corniche into Cannes as they are on a track, these stunning coupes are the finest GT's of all time. Russ Smith tries to pick a favourite.|
|Publication||Octane October 2004|
|Ferrari 250 - The ’250’ simply represents cylinder size, but Ferrari’s range of V12s have star quality from the first Millie Miglia to the last Lusso.|
Ruby in the dust
|Publication||Classic & Sports Car August 2002|
|Ruby in the dust - The 250 Europa was the last of the great bespoke Ferraris. Mick Walsh drives a precious original.|
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