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FERRARI 250 SWB BERLINETTA

Project 27 of 40

Ask anyone to name a make of car that symbolises style, passion, exotic locations and Formula One, and FERRARI will be at the tip of most people’s lips. Blood red, noisy, racy – a Ferrari simply oozes sex appeal and the 250 short-wheelbase Berlinetta is a prime example of the brand

Under the bonnet is a glorious three-litre V12 designed by post-war engine wizard Gioacchino Colombo. The 250 Berlinetta had a top speed of 268 kilometres per hour and sprinted from zero to 100 kilometres per hour in 6,4 seconds.

Designed by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti, the Ferrari 250 was manufactured from 1954 until 1963 in various configurations, and was the company’s first successful production model. This particular Berlinetta – which means coupé – was built in 1961 and only 164 were produced. Unusually, this car has never been raced, and is one of the finest examples to be seen anywhere in the world.

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Year 1961
Country of Origin Italy
Engine Type OHC V12
Power Output 276 BHP or 206 kW
Transmission Type 4-speed manual
Braking System discs all round
Top speed 150 mph or 241 km/h

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