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  Ferrari 250 GT SWB Bertone Berlinetta
 

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced in:1962
Numbers built:1
Introduced at:1962 Geneva Motor Show
Designed by:Giorgietto Giugiaro for Bertone
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:August 13, 2015
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Chassis: 3269GT
Launched at Geneva in 1962, the unique 250 GT SWB was originally owned by Nuccio Bertone himself. After its debut, it was shown at the Biscaretti Museum and the Turin Motor Show. Before appearing at the Turin show, it was refinished in silver and several other subtle changes were made. In this guise, the car was sold to local automotive parts supplier Italo Musico. After passing through the hands of one more Italian owner, it was sold by Milanese Ferrari dealer Gastone Crepaldi to the United States late in 1966. The new owner was Ferrari enthusiast Peter Civati from Redondo Beach, California.

Within a year, the unique Bertone-bodied 250 GT SWB was acquired by Bill Karp, who was a professional drummer working out of Hollywood. In 1969, the car made its big screen debut with a cameo appearance in 'Marlowe', a film noir starring James Garner as detective Philip Marlowe. In the meantime, Karp used the one-off Ferrari as his daily driver, dragging his drum kit from gig to gig. In his 13-year ownership, chassis 3269GT accumulated over 100,000 miles. In 1980 and through Ed Niles, the Ferrari was sold to the late Mexican collector Lorenzo Zambrano and it remained the crown jewel in his collection for nearly 35 years.

During the 1980s, the car returned to Redondo Beach where it was comprehensively restored by Steve Tillack. At this time the silver paint of the car's second iteration was retained. In the following years, the Bertone Speciale Coupe was shown at select events in North America with considerable success. During the 1990s, chassis 3269GT was restored once more, this time by Bob Smith Coachworks, and to its original configuration and colour-scheme. Mr Zambrano continued to show the car at select events until his untimely passing in 2014.


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