Why buy a restored 250 GT when this one is still all-original? Survivors are cars that don’t meet the criteria for restoration. With only three long-term owners since new, this 1962 Ferrari 250 GT only shows 34,383 miles on the odometer. As such, the body panel gaps are perfect and the original leather of the driver’s seat is barely stretched. The underbody and engine compartment have been cleaned and detailed to showroom quality.
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Cutting almost eight inches of chassis length from the 250 allowed the short wheelbase (SWB) to dominate on the track, this steel-bodied Berlinetta has coachwork by Scaglietti and rides on correct Pirelli Cinturato tires. Chrome Borrani wire wheels accompany all the original tools and books. Research done by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini proves that chassis 3113GT is a pristine example of SWB history. Mrs. Doris Blackwood of Metamora, Michigan, was the original owner. She had exquisite taste, opting for the tall shifter along with grille mounted fog lights. The interior carries the patina of a Sunday Driver.
Sergio Pininfarina is quoted in countless descriptions and articles, such as in a July 2, 2010 press release from Gooding & Company about a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, as calling the 250 GT SWB “the first of our three quantum leaps in design with Ferrari.” If you act quickly, this is your chance to own one of the cars that brought Ferrari into the modern era, for sale at Gullwing Motor Cars.