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Year: 1960

Manufacturer: Ferrari

Model: 250 GT SWB

Chassis Number: 2119 GT

Country: UK

Owner(s):
Ross Brawn

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1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB

The 250 GT Short Wheelbase combined a great engine with a fine chassis and a beautiful body to become one of the most revered Ferraris. It was introduced in 1959 as an evolution of the 250 GT series of cars by Ferrari engineers Giotto Bizzarrini, Carlo Chiti, and Mauro Forghieri. They shortened the wheelbase of the existing 250 GT platform by around eight inches to improving handling and maneuverability. The Colombo-designed V12 was tuned to give up to 280bhp, and Pinin Farina styled the body.

This car, chassis number 2119 GT, is one of the most famous and recognisable 250 GT SWBs of them all. The Rob Walker blue-with-white-stripe livery and the number 7 will forever link the car to Stirling Moss, who campaigned the car with great success.

Moss drove 2119 GT to a famous victory in the Goodwood Tourist Trophy of 1960, winning by two laps. The car took part in seven other races, which brought five more wins, two for Moss in 1960 (including a trip to the Bahamas) and three for Mike Parkes in 1961.

2119 GT is now owned by Formula 1 managing director Ross Brawn, and is the subject of a Porter Press book, Ferrari 250 GT Short Wheelbase, The Autobiography of 2119 GT.

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