A Ferrari 250 GT That Was Driven to Victories in 1960 Sold for £7 Million

Collectors of vintage cars have a special liking for Ferrari cars. As a result some of them have managed to create records for the most expensive classic cars sold at auctions. Another iconic classic Ferrari has become one of the most expensive cars ever sold in Britain after changing hands for a consideration exceeding £7million. The Ferrari 250 GT SWB bearing chassis number 2119 is amongst the most important Ferraris as it was raced to many victories in 1960 by Sir Stirling Moss. The car achieved three more victories in 1961 with Mike Parkes behind the wheel. The iconic car was owned by businessman Nigel Corner since 2003.

DK Engineering Who Maintained the Car Handled the Sale

Classic cars are valued like rare works of art and often sold and acquired privately. The Ferrari 2119 GT was also sold about six weeks ago behind closed doors and the news about the transaction has just surfaced. DK Engineering, a Hertfordshire based vehicle acquisition specialist handled the sale but refused to confirm the price or the identity of the buyer. Another Ferrari car of the same model was auctioned in the US last month and had fetched £5 million. The experts in the industry believe that 2119 GT has gained additional value because of its successful history at the races. Its racing track record in the 1960s makes it the most important Ferrari car in existence.

Ferrari 250 GT SWB

A Ferrari 250 GT Has the Original Engine and Gearbox

The 2119 GT was originally made against an order by Rob Walker who wanted the car for Moss to drive in the Tourist Trophy. In fact Moss was doubtful as he had suffered an accident earlier that year. The documents in the history file of the iconic car reveal that Walker had sent a telegram to Ferrari to confirm that Moss was fit and the car would be needed for the race on August 20, 1960. The 2119 GT became the first Ferrari to win the Tourist Trophy and Moss won the race in style by almost two laps. DK Engineering restored the car in great detail in 1980s, however the engine and the gearbox are both original. It is a 3-litre V 12 engine and gearbox, which enables the car to accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in barely 6.2 seconds. The car is capable of a top speed of 152 mph and one of the greatest and most significant Ferraris in existence.

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