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December 16, 2017

1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale – Sold!

by Mike –

This one-off Ferrari 250 GT Bertone (Giugiaro) design was sold at the Gooding auction in Pebble Beach last week for $16.5 million US.

This special Ferrari sold in the middle of the pre-auction estimate with a hammer price of $15 million US. Adding the sales commission results in a total price to the new owner of $16.5 million US.

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale

Gooding said,

One of the Most Beloved and Recognizable Coachbuilt Ferraris
Giugiaro Design Inspired by Ferrari’s Legendary Sharknose Racing Cars
Nuccio Bertone’s Personal Car; Displayed at Geneva and Torino Auto Shows
The Centerpiece of the Lorenzo Zambrano Collection for Three Decades
Best of Show Winner at Leading International Concours
Complete with Books, Tools, Massini Report, and Ferrari Classiche Certification

2,953 CC SOHC Tipo 168/61 V-12 Engine
Three Weber 40 DCZ6 Carburetors
240 HP at 7,000 RPM

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale

The closer I looked the more Iso Rivolta design cues I saw. In addition to the hood scoop and other items mentioned before I also noticed that the exterior door handles, interior door handles and wing vent opening knob are the same as on the Iso Rivolta.

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale

The front grille design looks like it was the inspiration for the Iso Grifo grille. In the photo comparison below you can see the similarity in the split grille with the “nostrils” and the logo sculpture in the middle (the Ferrari prancing stallion and the Iso griffon).

Ferrari Bertone and Iso Grifo

Ferrari Bertone (top) Iso Grifo (bottom)

What do you think about this price? Let us know in the Comments.

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale

 

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More photos are in the slide show below.

All photos by Mike Gulett.

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1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale - Sold!
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1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale - Sold!
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The one-off Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale designed by Bertone (Giugiaro) sold at the Gooding auction in Pebble Beach.
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  1. It has a lot of features used on the Rivolta GT, but the overall design reminds me of the Sprint Special Alfa’s, especially in the windows, fenders and overall shape. This was the nicest offering Gooding had this year.

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