3327GT 62/mar/15   *** 61st ***
Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione, LHD
Grey metallic
Date Result Event Driver # Reference
62/mar - John Baxter, Fremont, OH, USA  
John Baxter and a friend, a well known and successful road racer named Chuck Dietrich picked the car up at Chinetti in New York in March, 1962 and trailered it straight to Sebring, Florida. The car was driven by Chuck Dietrich, Carl Haas (yes, that Carl Haas) and Charles Hayes, another nationally known road racer who owned an earlier 250 GT SWB.

It was running 2nd and 3rd in GT for many hours (behind the beautiful GTO of Hill and Gendebien).
 
62/mar/24 34th OA 12h Sebring Chuck Dietrich /
Carl Haas /
Charles Hayes
#27 with Bumpers
62/may/13 6th OA
6th
AP
Cumberland Chuck Dietrich #27  
62/jun/03 1st IC Dunkirk, NY John Baxter #27  
62/jun/09 2nd OA Mosport,
production car car
Chuck Dietrich #27  
62/jun/16 2nd OA
2nd
AP
Road America,
Elkhart Lake,
race 2 
Chuck Dietrich #27   
62/sep/16
acc.
hit by Dick Thompson with
an AP Corvette
Bridgehampton Chuck Dietrich #54  
62/nov/04 3rd OA Puerto Rico Chuck Dietrich #19  
62/nov/10 3rd OA Puerto Rico GP Support Race Chuck Dietrich #19  
62/dec - advertised by Baxter in Sports Car  
63/feb - advertised by Baxter in R&T  
63/sep/08 dnf Road America 500, Elkhart Lake John Baxter / Tannhaeuser #78
63 - Robert Amey, Rocky River, OH, USA  
64/feb/16 2000km Daytona Chuck Dietrich / Whyllie /
John Baxter
#36
64/may/15   Cumberland   #77 F250SWB p96
64-67 - high quality red respray ... sat in Amey's driveway  
74 - still with Amey, USA by then stored in his brothers barn near Westerville
80 - Dennis McCann, Westerville, OH
.. - Dick Teague, US
82 - Frank Gallogly, Englewood, NJ, USA
8. - Laird Cleaver, Neenah, WI, USA  
94 Chicago Historic Races Cliff Ebben, a mechanic of Wayne Obry
94/aug/24 International Ferrari Concours, Monterey, class 6 Laird Cleaver
94/aug/26-28 Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca Laird Cleaver /       Cliff Ebben
9. - put a GTE block from 4599GT in it brought up to competition SWB specs (+) with electronic ignition, custom cams, a Ferrari F1 clutch, and many other modifications  
97 - raced in the Goodyear Maranello Ferrari Challenge
97/jul/25-27 Coys International Historic Festival, Silverstone Cliff Ebben
99 - Martin Eyears, CA, USA  
99 - completely restored and put back into completely original specification by Wayne Obry (Motion Products). Spare block in the engine so original one can be prsevered. As the car will be to raced during the year 2000.  
00/jan/20-21 Cavallino Classic track event, Moroso Martin Eyears
00/jan/21 9th Ferrari Historic Challenge, Moroso Park race 2 Cliff Ebben
00/jan/21 IX. Cavallino Classic Tour di Palm Beach Martin Eyears
00/jan/22 display IX. Cavallino Classic, class 2 Martin Eyears  
00 - Nicolas Zapata, MEX (CH) via Lukas Hueni  
00/sep/29-oct/01 19th OA Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Hockenheim, Disc brake race 1 Nicolas Zapata #168
00/sep/29-oct/01 17th OA Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Hockenheim, Disc brake race 2 Nicolas Zapata #168
00/oct/28-29 Tutte le Ferrari al Mugello Nicolas Zapata #168
01/apr/28-29 17th OA Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Spa Ferrari Days, group C race 1 Nicolas Zapata #161  
01/apr/28-29 16th OA Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Spa Ferrari Days, group C race 2 Nicolas Zapata #161  
01/jul/20-22 16th OA Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Brands Hatch, group C race 1 Nicolas Zapata #161
01/jul/20-22 12th OA Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Brands Hatch, group C race 2 Nicolas Zapata #161
02/apr/26-28 11th OA Spa Ferrari Days, Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, disc brake race 1 Nicolas Zapata #65
02/apr/26-28 dns Spa Ferrari Days, Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, disc brake race 1 Nicolas Zapata #65
02/aug/03-04 11th OA Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Brands Hatch, disc brake race 1 Nicolas Zapata #65
02/aug/03-04 9th OA Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Brands Hatch, disc brake race 2 Nicolas Zapata #65
02/sep/06-08 Ferrari Racing Days, Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Nuerburgring Nicolas Zapata #65
02/oct/18-20 dnf Tutte le Ferrari a Misano, Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, disc brake race 1 Nicolas Zapata #65
02/oct/18-20 dns Tutte le Ferrari a Misano, Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, disc brake race 2 Nicolas Zapata #65
03/apr/25-27 6th OA Spa Ferrari Days, Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge Cat. B., race 1 Nicolas Zapata #166
03/apr/25-27 5th OA Spa Ferrari Days, Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge Cat. B., race 2 Nicolas Zapata #166
03/may/23-25 5th OA Coppa Intereuropa Monza, Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Cat. B, race 1 Nicolas Zapata #166
03/may/23-25 3rd OA Coppa Intereuropa Monza, Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Cat. B, race 2 Nicolas Zapata #166
03/aug/08-10 10th OA Oldtimer GP Nuerburgring, Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Cat. C, race 1 Nicolas Zapata #166
03/aug/08-10 7th OA Oldtimer GP Nuerburgring, Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Cat. C, race 2 Nicolas Zapata #166
03/oct/17-19 7th OA Tutte le Ferrari a Mugello, Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Cat. C, race 1 Nicolas Zapata #166
03/oct/17-19 16th OA Tutte le Ferrari a Mugello, Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Cat. C, race 2 Nicolas Zapata #166
04/may/01-02 7th OA Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Vallelunga, Cat. C, race 1 Nicolas Zapata #67
04/may/01-02 7th OA Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Vallelunga, Cat. C, race 2 Nicolas Zapata #67
04/may/28-30 9th OA Spa Ferrari Days, Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Cat. C, race 1 Nicolas Zapata #67
04/may/28-30 6th OA Spa Ferrari Days, Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Cat. C, race 2 Nicolas Zapata #67
04/aug/06-08 dnf OGP Nuerburgring, Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Cat. C, race 1 Nicolas Zapata #67
04/aug/06-08 dns OGP Nuerburgring, Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Cat. C, race 2 Nicolas Zapata #67
04/sep/10-12 10th OA Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Donington Park, Cat. C, race 1 Nicolas Zapata #67
04/sep/10-12 9th OA Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Donington Park, Cat. C, race 2 Nicolas Zapata #67
04/oct/27-31 15th OA Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Finali Mondiali, Monza, Cat. C, race 1 Nicolas Zapata #67
04/oct/27-31 15th OA Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Finali Mondiali, Monza, Cat. C, race 2 Nicolas Zapata #67
05/may/14-15 3rd OA Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Pau, Cat. B+C, race 1 Walo Schibler #64
05/may/14-15 3rd OA Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Pau, Cat. B+C, race 2 Walo Schibler #64
05/jun/24-26 3rd IC Spa Ferrari Days, Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Cat. C, race 1 Nicolas Zapata #64  
05/jun/24-26 9th IC Spa Ferrari Days, Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Cat. C, race 2 Nicolas Zapata #64  
05/aug/12-14 22nd OA 5th IC OGP Nuerburgring, Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, race 1 Walo Schibler #64  
05/aug/12-14 17th OA 4th IC OGP Nuerburgring, Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, race 2 Nicolas Zapata #64  
05/oct/07-09 3rd IC Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Estoril, Cat.C, race 1 Nicolas Zapata #64
05/oct/07-09 6th IC Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Estoril, Cat.C, race 2 Nicolas Zapata #64
06/apr/27-29  6th Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Hockenheim, race 1 Nicolas Zapata #64  
06/apr/27-29  dnf Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Hockenheim, race 2 Nicolas Zapata #64  
06/jun/04-06  4th Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Valencia, race 1 Nicolas Zapata #64  
06/jun/04-06  4th Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Valencia, race 2 Nicolas Zapata #64  
06/jul/29-30  1st Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Paul Ricard, race 1 Nicolas Zapata #64  
06/jul/29-30  2nd Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Paul Ricard, race 2 Nicolas Zapata #64  
0. - certified by Ferrari Classiche
0. - Robert Harris, Logan, UT, USA via SMC
08/feb - offered by SMC, La Jolla, CA, USA C163 p32
08 - Jaroslaw Pawluk, PL (D) via Klaus Werner

 

 

A reader mailed the following
One of the funnier moments (this comes to me second-hand) was at the Spa-Francorchamps race in which he didn't qualify because of mechanical difficulties, and he had to start at the back of the pack behind 35 cars. The press, which was covering the race on television, was snickering about the "35 year old car" out there with F40s, F355 Challenges, etc.  No wonder it was at the back of the pack!  Anyway, the race got underway and after 2 laps Cliff was lying in 3rd position!  The commentators were shocked (and probably a bit embarassed).  Cliff ended up winning the race and the media were all over him afterward, wanting to interview the Yank who beat F40s with a SWB Ferrari. J.D.


Email from Mr. Baxter jr.
I recently revived a childhood interest in Ferraris which dates back to 1952 when I began travelling to SCCA races with my father, John Baxter of Fremont, Ohio.  He had raced a 120 Jaguar, 300SL gullwing and several Corvettes in amateur races throughout the midwestern US.  In 1960 he raced and drove on the street his first Ferrari, a 250 PF coupe, a very pretty but not very competitive vehicle.  In 1962, however, he purchased the 250 SWB s/n 3327 which I was most interested to find in your database as being the last aluminum swb berlinetta.

I was only 15 at the time, but I remember the anticipation of the purchase. It took months.  Luigi Chinetti had told my father that it would be a competition 250 gt, but my father expected a GTO.  He and a friend,  a well known and successful road racer named Chuck Dietrich picked the car up in
New York in March, 1962 and trailered it straight to Sebring, Fla. for the 24 hour race.  The car was driven by Chuck Dietrich, Carl Haas (yes, that Carl Haas, and Charles Hayes, another nationally known road racer who owned an earlier 250 swb.

History shows that the car finished 34th overall, but history is harsh.  It was running 2nd and 3rd in GT for many hours (behind the beautiful GTO of Hill and Gendebien who were, I was told, not happy to be in the GT class) until a collision with the curbs in the back part of the course knocked the
car out of alignment.  I saw it happen, and by the time I ran back to the pits (rules were more lax in 1962-a 15 year old could get in) the car had already come in for front tires.  I spent the rest of the race hauling Goodyear Blue Streaks and Borranis back and forth as fast as I could.

In May, 1962 my father raced the car at Dunkirk NY and won the AP class. Later the same month, Chuck Dietrich drove 3327 at Bridgehampton and was hit by Dick Thompson in an AP Corvette.  The repairs were made in Watkins Glen, NY . Probably the best victory for the car was the next month, June 1962. Chuck Dietrich and Doug Theim in identical, silver competition SWBs competed at Elkhart Lake, Wis. in the best production road race imaginable.  Despite the greater power of the many Corvettes, the final lap came down to a shootout between these two Ferraris.  Dietrich passed Theim at Canada corner, in a slide that took the car just off track, and it was a drag race up the hill to the finish.  Dietrich won, Theim was second.

My father drove the car in several other amateur races in 1962 and 1963 and Chuck Dietrich competed in 1962 at Mosport in the FIA race.  My father and I drove the car to numerous SCCA races.  It was truly an acceptable road car. My job was to tape the headlights and make the numbers.  Although all the racing took its toll, the car never overheated in traffic and always got us home.

My father sold the car in late 1963 to Bob Amey in Fremont.  He later moved away and over the years we heard nothing more about this wonderful car.  I bought my first Ferrari a few months ago, and this put me on the track again.

We have numerous photos of 3327 from 1962 and 1963.  If anyone is interested in the early history of this car, they can contact me at tbaxter@columbus.rr.com.

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