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FERRARI 250 GT SWB Exceptional Cars series 8
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The 250-series was an early Ferrari success story and in 1959 spawned one of the most recognisable sports cars ever built. It is now also one of the most coveted. The 250 GT Berlinetta (aka SWB, ‘Short Wheelbase’) had a dual role as supreme grand tourer and outstanding racing car.

Chassis 2689GT, the subject of this book, was purchased by amateur racer Pierre Dumay on behalf of his friend Pierre Noblet – who had written off his previous 250 GT SWB in an accident at Clermont-Ferrand. Shortly after taking delivery, Noblet and co-driver Jean Guichet took the new car to a class-winning third place overall in the Le Mans 24 Hours – the dawn of a relatively brief, but very bright, competition history.

Represents a bygone age of sports car racing, when ‘gentlemen drivers’ – well-heeled amateurs, for the most part – could compete successfully against the world's best. The car's owner, Pierre Noblet, would invariably be back in his office at 9am on the morning after a race weekend, running his textile business.
Chronicles the full racing history of 2689GT, including its notable start at Le Mans and victories at Monza and on the old street circuit in Brussels, and covers the wider racing successes of the 250 GT SWB.
Outlines the engaging backstories 2689GT's principal drivers – Pierre Noblet and Jean Guichet.
Includes profiles of some of the most influential engineers and designers in automotive history: Mauro Forghieri, Carlo Chiti and Giotto Bizzarrini all played a part in the 250 GT SWB's genesis.

FERRARI 250 GT SWB Exceptional Cars series 8

SubtitleThe remarkable history of 2689
Author(s)Richard HESELTINE
Year Published2019
SeriesExceptional Cars series
EAN9781907085871
TypeBooks
RemarksEach book is devoted to just one, very special motor car and is commissioned by the owner
LanguageEngels l English
BindingGebonden, met stofomslag l Hardbound, with dustjacket
Pages128
Colour
Black/White
Size285 x 246 x 21 mm
System
Weight1.079
StockNot available, can be ordered upon request






     


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