The 250 GT Berlinetta SWB is one of the most iconic and successful cars in Ferrari history. This 1961 model in gunmetal silver with Bordeaux racing trim and matching leather interiors was once owned by Eric Clapton. It won its class at Le Mans, as well as finishing 3rd overall f at the Tour De France in 1960.
The 250 GTO was unveiled to the press in January 1962, and can perhaps be classed as the Ferrari of the past which best represents the Prancing Horse’s philosophy, both in terms of design and performance. As a nod to its native country, the livery was red with the Italian flag racing stripe.
The 1963 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso was owned by Steve McQueen, a gift from his first wife Neile Adams. Derived from the 250 GT Berlinetta, this model was not intended to compete in races, and is considered to be one of the most elegant Ferraris ever built. It stood out for its understated chocolate brown exterior and exquisite camel leather interiors with intricate stitching.
Racing legend John Surtees drove his F1 158 to victory in 1964, earning the title of World Champion. In fact, he competed in the USA and in Mexico with this unusual livery; the cars were not entered by the Italian factory itself, but instead by the US-based NART team. This was an act of protest over arguments between Ferrari and the Italian Racing Authorities regarding the homologation of a new mid-engine Ferrari racing car.
The 1964 250 LM racer is finished in classic red with a white central stripe. This Ferrari became the stuff of legend when it ended up being the last car to claim overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1965.
The 250 GTO (1962) was driven by Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien in the 12 Hours of Sebring, and can perhaps be classed as the Ferrari of the past which best represents the Prancing Horse’s philosophy, both in terms of design and performance. With its ocean blue colour and white racing livery, as well as the intricate stitching of its black leather interiors, this model really stood out.
Just 14 prototypes of the 275 GTB Competizione were built, one of which took third place overall in the 1965 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. In metallic grey with a broad white racing stripe, this example featured minimalist interiors, ideal for maintaining the agility of the car.
During the 1965 race season, Scuderia Ferrari entered the 275 P2 and the 330 P2 into a number of races. In addition, it also built a customer version of the P2. It was equipped with a SOHC 4.4 L engine and was thus named 365 P2. Only six were produced, and one of these was acquired by the long-time Ferrari customer team David Piper Racing. The car was painted in the characteristic green colour of the British team. With the 365 P2, David Piper won the Kyalami 9 Hours in 1965 and 1966, along with the prestigious Trophée d’Auvergne at Clermont-Ferrand in 1966.
Presented at the Paris Motor Show in October 1966, the 330 GTS was the spider version of the 330 GTC coupé. It had the same V12 running gear as the coupé which, in turn, was developed from the engine designed for the 400 Superamerica. The clean, elegant design, courtesy of Pininfarina, proved an immediate hit with the marque’s admirers. The GTS helped Ferrari consolidate its reputation for building high-performance, luxury open sports cars.