Get Your Millions Around for the August Auction
The 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta you see in the photos and the short video here will cross the auction block at the Monterey Car Sale in August. The auction will happen from August 15 to 17. It will be three glorious days of amazing cars, but the Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta you see here will be the main attraction for many people.
According to The Drive, the car is expected to go for somewhere between $8 million and $10 million. Before the Ferrari 250 GTO became the legendary car people remember and love today, the 250 GT SWB Berlinetta was there helping Ferrari take the necessary steps to one day be able to build the 250 GTO.
Despite being overshadowed by the 250 GTO, the 250 GT SWB Berlinetta was an accomplished racecar in its own right. The model won the GT class Constructors’ Championship in 1961 among other honors such as the Tour de France. This particular model raced in several different historic races and passed through the hands of several people who treated it well.
The car was restored in 2010 and received Ferrari Classiche Certification. It’s one of only 40 like it. It will be one of the big players at the Sotheby’s auction in August, though the auction house will likely highlight several others before the event begins.