The 250 GT Berlinetta SWB was one of the most iconic and successful models 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 along with a 3rd overall finish at the Tour de France in 1960.
The 250 GTO was unveiled to the press in January 1962. Perhaps this model could be classed as the Ferrari of the past which best represents the Prancing Horse’s philosophy in both 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 by his first wife Neile Adams. Derived from the 250 GT Berlinetta, this model was not intended to compete in racing and it is considered to be one of the most elegant Ferraris. 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, earning the title of World Champion in 1964. In fact, he competed in the USA and Mexico with this unusual livery as the cars were not entered by the Italian factory themselves, but by the US-based NART team. This was an act of protest concerning arguments between Ferrari and the Italian Racing Authorities regarding the homologation of a new mid-engine Ferrari race car.
A 1964 250 LM racer in classic red with a white central stripe. This Ferrari model joined the ranks of legendary cars as it was the last one to claim overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1965.
The 250 GTO (1962) driven by Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien in the 12 Hours of Sebring. Perhaps this model could be classed as the Ferrari of the past which best represents the Prancing Horse’s philosophy in both design and performance. It stood out with its ocean blue color and white racing livery, as well as the intricate stitching of its black leather interiors.
The 275 GTB Competizione was built in just 14 prototypes, one of which took third place overall 1965 24 Hours of Le Mans. This example is finished in metallic grey with a broad white racing stripe and featured minimalist interiors, ideal for keeping the car agile.
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 was acquired by the long-time Ferrari customer team David Piper Racing. The car was painted in the characteristic green color of the British stable. With the 365 P2 David Piper won the Kyalami 9 Hours in 1965 and 1966 as well as 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 penned by 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.