1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta - (Estimate: $9,000,000 – $11,000,000)
Wonderfully Patinated, Unrestored Example of an Iconic Ferrari
Delivered New to Italian Industrialist Giovanni Renato Scalabrin
Owned by Famed Ferrari Collector Giulio Dubbini from 1967 to 1985
Elegant Original Color Scheme of Grigio Metallizzato over Beige Leather
Just Four Owners from New; Never Before Offered for Public Sale
Delivered new to Italian industrialist Giovanni Renato Scalabrin, this 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, 3507 GT, was finished in the tasteful, understated color scheme of Grigio Metallizzatto (Metallic Gray) with beige leather upholstery. Throughout his ownership, Sig. Scalabrin had the car routinely serviced at Ferrari’s Assistenza Clienti department in Modena. Sig. Scalabrin kept his SWB Berlinetta until 1967, when it was sold to its second owner, the pioneering Italian car collector Giulio Dubbini. In 1985, Sig. Dubbini sold the car to a fellow Padova-based collector, who maintained 3507 GT for the next two decades. Now in the care of its fourth owner, 3507 GT is particularly noteworthy for its remarkably original and well preserved condition. Unlike most 250-series Ferraris, this example has never been restored; instead, it has been regularly exercised and maintained in good working order.
Today, this SWB retains its original beige leather upholstery, which possesses a fantastic, irreplaceable patina. This upholstery is complemented by the car’s mottled gray paintwork, and its original details throughout – original glass, period Irvin seat belts, and proper Borrani RW3690 wire wheels. Even original grease pencil markings bearing the chassis number remain intact underneath the trunk lid. Furthermore, this elegant and enticing SWB Berlinetta has only covered approximately 53,000 km (33,000 miles) from new. Its unrestored condition contributes to its refreshingly authentic character, providing a lens into the world of yesteryear when these cars were new – something unattainable in a restored counterpart. Examples of the SWB Berlinetta that have survived in similarly well-maintained, unrestored condition can be counted on one hand, and one of this caliber, character, unrivaled rarity, and remarkably well-documented history is truly priceless.