Artcurial Motorcars is also known for consigning important cars that are new to the market, a key feature of
the star car in the next sale at Le Mans Classic on 9 July. The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta #2917GT
has been in the hands of the present owner some 47 years, and has had just five owners from new.
This remarkable car was displayed new at the 1961 Paris Motor Show, presented in a light blue Azzuro. The
first owner, a collector who only owned black cars, acquired s/n 2917GT from the stand of the importer
Franco-Britannic and had the car sent back to the Carrosserie Chapron to be re-liveried in black. Sometime
before the current owner acquired the car in Monthléry in 1969 it was painted red - the colour it remains today.
This matching numbers car is in fantastic condition. Since buying the car 47 years ago, the present owner,
well known in Ferrari circles, has driven it regularly and ensured the highest level of maintenance, instructing
Pozzi to send a truck and mecanics to Brittany to carry out regular servicing work.
This may be the last 250 GT SWB to have been preserved in the same ownership for nearly half a century.
Driven regularly on the back roads in France, this carefully preserved car has spent its entire life in France,
out of the public eye. It presents an extraordinary opportunity when it comes under the hammer at Artcurial
Motorcars’ next sale, which takes place on 9 July 2016 at Le Mans Classic, one of the world’s most
prestigious historic motorsport events.
After a record year in 2015 featuring the remarkable Baillon Collection, Artcurial Motorcars has confirmed its
own status and that of Paris as a venue for collector’s car sales with this year’s Retromobile sale. Totalling
56.1M€ / 62.6M$ including aftersales and up 21 % on last year, the 2016 edition of the sale attracted buyers
and sellers from around the world. The very last Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta s/n 4065GT offered at auction
during Retromobile 2016 was sold after the sale to an European collector for 8.1 M€ / 9.2 M$. International
collectors are increasingly selecting Artcurial Motorcars as the leading auction house to buy and sell the
most important cars.
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