1961 Ferrari 250 GT Breadvan Berlinetta
The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT 'Breadvan' Berlinetta - A Short History
The Breadvan, chassis 2819 GT, started life as a 250 SWB (the predecessor to the GTO) and was raced immediately following completion in September 1961, coming second in the Tour de France. Before the year was out, it had passed into the ownership of Count Volpi for competition use by his by his Scuderia SSS team.
After an infamous internal revolt at Ferrari at the end of 1961, Count Volpi seized the opportunity to staff his team with the Ferrari's top engineers - and in doing so provoked Enzo Ferrari to refuse him the delivery of one of the much-heralded GTOs. As Volpi now had the engineers that had created the GTO working for him, he commissioned 2819 GT to be 'evolved' in order to compete with Ferrari directly.
The result was the birth of a car that quickly earned the name of 'La Camionette' (The Breadvan); engineered by Bizzarrini and with aerodynamic principles pioneered by Professor Kamm, the Breadvan featured a rakish nose and an abrupt rear end.
The car may have lacked the five-speed gearbox of the GTO, but using a similar mechanical specification proved a worthy contender. At Le Mans in 1962 the Breadvan was leading all the GTOs before a driveshaft failure in the fourth hour forced retirement and later in 1962 at Montlhčry it finished third overall (behind two and in front of seven GTOs)—it also took class honors at Brands Hatch in the hands of Carlo Abate.
In the years following retirement from the centerstage of GT racing, the Breadvan has led a documented, varied and charismatic life and has traveled the globe many times—and comes direct from long-term ownership in restored (yet used and enjoyed) condition."
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The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California in Ferris Bueller's Day Off
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A 1961 250 GT SWB California Spider sold for $9.5 million at auction in 2008, making it the 7th most...
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Photo: wellisnthatnice: Ferrari 250Ā GT SWB California (1961) by Kyter MC on Flickr.
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05/02/2013 - ChristiiianM - photo
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04/28/2013 - HammertimeJ
I think itd be best if Zaf & I made a movie called 103's Day Off. Like us fucking **** up in a prized 1961 Ferrari 250 GT convertible. Cool.
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04/23/2013 - GemmaSturges
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04/22/2013 - ZaCranford
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Save Ā£55 on 1:18 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Passo Corto 'SWB' 1961 Red car -
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The ill-fated 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder seen in the film Ferris Buellerās Day Off was in fact one of three fibreglass replicas
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IN STOCK NOW Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta in which Stirling Moss won the 1961 Goodwood TT.
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03/21/2013 - CaliberAutoBody
Matthew Broderick turns 51 today. The car driven in Ferris Bueller's Day Off was a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California. Less than 100 were made.
03/21/2013 - grandprixmodels - link - photo
Mattel: Stirling Moss/Rob Walker Ferrari 250SWB 1st Goodwood 1961 1:18 diecast due soon
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From WikipediaScuderia Ferrari is the racing team division of the Ferrari automobile marque. The team currently only races in Formula One but has competed in numerous classes of motorsport since its formation in 1929, including sportscar racing. The team was founded by Enzo Ferrari, initially to race cars produced by Alfa Romeo, though by 1947 Ferrari had begun building their own cars.
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