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1962 Ferrari 250 GT Bertone Coupé

Bertone was one of the few great Italian design houses that didn’t establish any great relationship with Ferrari. Instead, Bertone focused on Alfa Romeo but a few distinct projects between Ferrari and Bertone did get finished.

3269GT is one of three custom Ferraris to receive bodywork by Bertone. It reflects Ferrari’s F1 styling for the period and also uses design traits from the DB4 Bertone Jet.

Supposedly Nuccio Bertone couldn’t drive a Ferrari with anyone else’s coachwork and also couldn’t resist marque’s allure. At the time Pininfarina was doing the bulk of the 250GT bodies for Ferrari, so maybe this was Nuccio’s distinct way of motivating a more serious relationship.

This show car was Nuccio Bertone’s personal transportation; he ordered and paid for the chassis himself. When delivered, Ferrari wrote “your thoughts and words are the unmistakable signs of a man gripped by the same passion that has led me to where I am today”¹

Bertone who was not a stylist had Giorgetto Giugiaro pen the design for his Ferrari. Built under the supervision of Giacinto Capogna at Carozerria Bertone,¹ the result was stunning and debuted at the 1962 Turin Motor Show.

The car has undergone two restorations since new. During last paint job in 1996, the bodywork received a deep blue hue. Before then, the car was silver.

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1962 Ferrari 250 GT Bertone Coupé 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Bertone Coupé 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Bertone Coupé

1962 Ferrari 250 GT Bertone Coupé

Sources & Further Reading

1. Anselmi, Angelo et. al. Making a Difference, Le Edizioni Dell Opificio: 2006.

Ferrari 250 GT Bertone Coupé Specs & Performance

type One Of
released at 1962 Turin Motor Show
built at Turin, Italy
body stylist Giorgetto Giugiaro
coachbuilder Carrozzeria Bertone
production 1
engine Tipo 168 V12
displacement 2953 cc / 180.2 in³
bore 73 mm / 2.87 in
stroke 58.8 mm / 2.31 in
compression 9.2:1
power 164.1 kw / 220 bhp
specific output 74.5 bhp per litre
redline 7000
front brakes Dunlop Discs w/Power Assist
rear brakes Dunlop Discs w/Power Assist
f suspension Wishbones
r suspension Live Axle w/Leaf Springs
transmission 4-Speed Manual
top speed ~225.3 kph / 140.0 mph

Ferrari 250 GT Bertone Coupé  Auction Sales History

1962 Ferrari 250 GT Bertone Coupé

1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale Bertone 3269 GT – sold for $16,500,000. One of the Most Beloved and Recognizable Coachbuilt Ferraris Giugiaro Design Inspired by Ferrari’s Legendary Sharknose Racing Cars. Nuccio Bertone’s Personal Car; Displayed at Geneva and Torino Auto Shows. The Centerpiece of the Lorenzo Zambrano Collection for Three Decades. Best of Show Winner at Leading International Concours. Complete with Books, Tools, Massini Report, and Ferrari Classiche Certification. Auction Source: The Pebble Beach Auctions 2015 by Gooding and Company