The most valued Ferrari cars are plated with the 250 nameplates. The GTO, the GT, the Testa Rossa and others from the line are stupendously expensive and the last one of them – the 250 GT SWB just left the Ferrari Classiche workshop as a fully restored coupe.
The Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione full restoration lasted for more than one and a half year. The process started way back in March 2014 when Ferrari started the full-on restoration job in order to return the impressive coupe to its original shape. That meant the restoration had to be done from the ground up. The car had to be absolutely dismantled, all its parts reconditioned, replaced or improved. Restoring the engine, body, suspension, and running gear was only the start. The real deal was rejuvenating the interior with all new upholstery, leather and elements that were common in the 1960s when the car was produced. Also, the outside was done in Pininfarina grey paint which gave the car the much-needed spark.
As expected, this particular Ferrari 250 GT has a bit of interesting history to it. First, it was owned by Ferrari Formula 1 driver Dorino Serafini, then by René Richard- a famous painter who sold it to Belgian racer, Lucien Bianchi. Finally, the car was acquired by a racing driver Jacques Pollet who restored it quite nicely. And yes, Rene Richard crashed the car, but Bianchi repaired it shortly after buying it. Nowadays, this is one of the best examples of the Ferrari 250 heritage in the world.Tags: 250 GT, ferrari, Ferrari 250 GT, Restoration