Ferrari Celebrates 60 Years Of 250 GT

Article: Ferrari Celebrates 60 Years Of 250 GT

Italian car marque Ferrari will be celebrating the sixth decade of their legendary ride, the 250 GT. The Ferrari Museum organized some exhibits to spotlight the most popular car which carried the 250 tag.

At the moment, there are two examples of the 250 GT on display at the museum in Maranello. One is the GT Berlinetta SWB which was the Ferrari 250 GT driven by the legendary Stirling Moss, and the ‘Breadvan”.

The Ferrari 250 GT had its production run from 1952 thru 1963 and is among the most popular models from the Ferrari stables during that time.

Ferrari offered the vehicle in two wheelbase lengths but most of the versions were dependent on the 3.0-liter V-12 engine known as the Tipo 125 that was the creation of Gioachino Colombo.

During its production run, the 250 GT had several variants like what most Ferrari’s today have. The 250 GT during its heyday had the 250 Monza, the 250 GTO, and the 250 Testarossa.

The 250 GT driven by Stirling Moss which is currently on display at the Ferrari Museum won four races. It ruled the Nassau, Goodwood, Brands Hatch, and the Silverstone. This particular 250 GT has a classic livery in white and blue of Rob Walker. The car was restored recently by the Classiche department of Ferrari.

The museum piece was originally part of the racing history that sadly did not make into the books. Enzo Ferrari had a deal with the team of Moss to supply them with a single-seater Formula 1 car but unluckily, Moss was involved in a terrible racing accident at Goodwood which ended his career.

The Breadvan, on the other hand, was a commission ordered by Count Volpi di Misurata. It was built to compete against the 250 GTO. The vehicle was developed by Giotto Bizzarini and Piero Drogo. The result though looked like a racing van rather than a mean speed machine due to the experiments the designers made in the aerodynamics department.

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