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Country of origin:Italy
Produced from:1959 - 1961
Numbers built:52
Introduced at:1959 Paris Motor Show
Designed by:Pinin Farina / Scaglietti
Predecessor:Ferrari 250 GT LWB Interim Berlinetta
Successor:Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Comp/61
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:May 18, 2015
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Chassis: 2021GT
As chassis 1931GT, this 250 GT SWB was sold new to Luigi Chinetti. It was one of four cars field by his North American Racing Team in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1960. Driven by George Arents and Alan Connell Jr., chassis 1931GT finished fifth overall and second in class. During the summer, it was returned to the factory. Another ex-Le Mans 250 GT SWB, chassis 2021GT, was also back in the factory but in a rather worse condition as it had just been rolled in the Trophée d'Auvergne. In order to expedite that car's return to its owner Pierre Dumay, the factory decided to restamp chassis 1931GT and from August of 1960 it was now known as chassis 2021GT.

Dumay entered his 'new' 250 GT SWB att Goodwood failed to reach the finish due to a rear-axle failure. It then changed hands twice and was raced by Guy Rivillon in local French events. The car remained in France until the 1980s when it was acquired by l'Oreal executive Lindsay Owen-Jones. He campaigned the car in historic events as did it subsequent owner. Not seen in action again after the late 2000s, it was entrusted to Lanzante and Ferrari Classiche for a full restoration in 2013. At this point, chassis 2021GT's true identity was discovered with the correct stampings still on the chassis and many body panels. With this newfound knowledge, it was decided to paint the car yellow and apply the number 18 as used at Le Mans by NART.

After a two-decade ownership, it was consigned to the 2022 Gooding London Auction, fitted with a correct Tipo 168B engine from another 250 GT SWB Competizione.


Chassis details
Manufactured in 1960
First owner Pierre Noblet
Notes Originally built as chassis 1931GT
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