According to the best records at my disposal today’s steel shelled Ferrari 250 GT SWB chassis #3087 was originally supplied painted midnight blue with a tan interior to Otello Feretti of Bologna in December 1961.
Later in the 1960’s the car was sold and sent to the USA and by the 1970’s it had been painted silver by 1974, been used in competition for the first time at Laguna Seca in 1975, and changed hands at auction in 1976 for US$ 22,000.
In 1983 the chassis #3087 was offered for sale at US$ 115,000 and in 1989 it was restored.
During the 1990’s the car won it’s class at the VI. Cavallino Classic and was offered for sale at US$ 700,000 in 1998.
A decade later, now painted red, #3087 changed hands at RM Auctions in Monterey for over $4 million and found it’s in the UK. Ferrari Classiche fitted an authentic exhaust before #3087 was resprayed Silver and the interior fitted with Connoly Rosso hide.
The superb detailing of the car seen here at last years Classic Motor Show, NEC, Birmingham is credited to Ashley Moran.
Thanks for joining me on this “Steel Shell Camelion” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow. Don’t forget to come back now !