This berlinetta is also suited for competition. The LWB received the nickname Tour de France in recognition of its spectacular participation in this event. 84 TdF were built.
Even more effective than the LWB, the SWB berlinetta however never received a nickname. It won the same competitions as its predecessor and pleased its owners by its driving comfort and its compact look which is a masterpiece of balance by Pinin Farina. Much effort has also been made for its industrialization : 165 units of the 250 GT SWB were produced. The coachwork was made by Scaglietti.
The market changes and an original condition becomes as important as the scarcity. A SWB berlinetta made in 1960 was sold for £ 7.4 million including premium by H and H on 14 October 2015 despite a few small modifications.
The last car of this highly successful series was released from factory in January 1963. It was not used in competition in its early time and has not suffered a major accident or restoration. It is estimated € 9M for sale by Artcurial in Paris on February 5, lot 138. It is illustrated in the press release.
I invite you to watch the video shared by the auction house.