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1961 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé Aerodinamico

Ferrari customers commissioned a range of unique bodies on the 250GT which can only be lumped together as Speciales. Included with these is the Aerodinamico which uses an unusual blend of various other body styles.

Aerodinamicos were built on the short wheel base (SWB) 250 chassis. Their body design combined the SWB front end with 400 Superamerica bodywork including the very rounded-off rear end.

Less than five examples Speciales where produced and some people include chassis 2643GT, the GTO prototype, in this list. Chassis 3615GT and 2429GT had competition engines producing 270 bhp. Our feature cars are 2821GT and 2613GT, both having the normal specification V12 with produced 240 horse power.

While these Ferraris were never raced, they combined the luxury of the Superamerica body with 250 GT performance.

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250 GT Coupé Aerodinamico Specs & Performance

type Limited Production Car
production 4
engine 60 Degree V12
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain SOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
displacement 2953 cc / 180.2 in³
bore 73 mm / 2.87 in
stroke 58.8 mm / 2.31 in
compression 8.0:1
power 179.0 kw / 240 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output 81.27 bhp per litre
torque 264.38 nm / 195.0 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
body / frame Aluminum over Steel Chassis
driven wheels RWD
wheelbase 2591 mm / 102.0 in
front track 1346 mm / 53.0 in
rear track 1346 mm / 53.0 in
transmission 4-Speed Manual
gear ratios 2.54:1, 1.70:1, 1.26:1, 1.00:1

250 GT Coupé Aerodinamico Specs Auction Sales History

1961 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé Aerodinamico

1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Aerodynamico 3615 – sold for $6,875,000. From Fabrizio Violati’s Collezione Maranello Rosso. One of only four Aerodinamicas on 250 GT SWB chassis. Peerlessly luxurious lightweight 3-litre V12 two-seater. One of the most exclusive Ferraris by Pininfarina. Supplied new in 1962 to businessman F. Gatta, finished to Pininfarina and Ferrari’s highest standards and liveried in dark blue with tan interior upholstery and trim. Its Pininfarina body number was ‘99541’, it has left-hand drive and its ‘Special 400SA-type bodywork’ with open headlights. Auction Source: 2014 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams

1961 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé Aerodinamico

1961 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Specialé 2821GT – sold for $2,365,000. An Exceptionally Attractive Ferrari 250 GT. One-Off Coachwork with Unique Features. Late-Production Chassis with Disc Brakes and Outside-Plug Engine. Retained by Pinin Farina for Promotional Purposes. Pictured in Numerous Books Including Style Auto and Le Ferrari di Pininfarina. Faithfully Restored to Original, As-Delivered Condition. Documented Matching-Numbers Example. First in Class at the 2001 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Platinum Award Winner at the 2002 FCA Nationals. Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini. Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auctions by Gooding & Company