SOLD 05/22

1961 Ferrari
250 SWB Comp Recreation

Alloy Bodied Recreation by Wayne Obry’s Motion Products.

  • VIN2373
  • Exterior ColorRosso Corsa
  • Interior ColorBlue Leather
  • Mileage22866 Miles
  • Engine3.0 Litre 12-Cylinder
  • Engine no.3273
  • Transmission4-Speed
  • StatusSold
  • StockFJ1239


1961 Ferrari 250 SWB Comp Recreation
s/n 3273, Engine no. 3273
Rosso Corsa with Blue Leather

Originally a Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series II LHD model sold to Comlar, France, this particular car appeared in the United States in 1980, owned by Ron Mulacek. Purchased by Joe Marchetti in 1985, it was turned over to Ferrari service and restoration experts Motion Products to build a 250 GT SWB recreation as it appears today.

Faithfully converted to 1961SWB Competition Coupe specifications, the work was performed in a no-expense-spared fashion and, according to a previous owner, totaled well over $500,000 at the time of completion. The highly accurate, all allow SWB body was built by Mark Gerisch, one of four he constructed using the body of s/n 2111 as an example. The engine and transmission wer rebuilt by Rich Brunkfeld, with the final finish and assembly, paint, and interior trim work, performed by Wayne Obry. The finished product is a fully functioning and well equipped example including Plexi sliding side windows, wipers, lights, gauges, hand brake, outside fuel filler, roll hoop, fuel cell, Halon system, five point harnesses, brake balance adjuster, snap exhaust, LeMans specification stone guards, and spare tire, among ancillary details. The engine was converted to GTO spec larger intake and exhaust valves and six Weber 40 DCN14 carburetors.

More recent maintenance and improvements include; Bilstien coil over adjustable shocks in rear, new Porterfield brake pads front and rear, recent new Dunlop 600 and 650L tires, all fluids have been changed, ignition distributors have been resealed and the advance curves matched. In the last couple of years the engine has been completely disassembled and inspected, installing a new timing chain, Wossner 10;1 compression pistons, new valves (with stems coated with anti friction material), new valve springs, and valve adjusters. The rear wheels have been re-laced by Borrani in Italy.

The car has lived in the US since its rebody, occasionally changing hands between prominent Ferrari collectors and occasionally making appearances at Ferrari meets. In November of 2011, s/n 3273 made an appearance at the Legends of Motorsports rally in Napa, California where it was mistaken by many participants as a genuine Competition Short Wheel Base.

Today, the car can be described as having outstanding racing cosmetics, and is in exceptional mechanical order.

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