Friday, 19 May 2017

Friday's Ferrari

The Christie's International Historic Festival meeting at Silverstone in July 1992 included a display of over 30 Ferraris, some of which took part in track displays during the meeting. This is a photograph I took at Luffield Corner of one of those cars on a display run.
It's Stirling Moss driving the 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta with which he won the 1960 Tourist Trophy race at Goodwood. The chassis number is 2119GT, and a note in the programme of the event about the car said this:

Front-engined V12; 3 litres; 240-295 bhp at 7000rpm; 
IFS/coil springs. Rigid rear axle/semi-elliptic leaf springs.
Introduced Paris Show 1959. These 'short wheelbase'
(2400mm) berlinettas followed the 'long wheelbase'
(2600mm) Tour de France cars. Most 1960 versions
were aluminium bodied for competition in GT racing but
some steel-bodied versions for road use were built. Most
in their final year, 1962, were steel bodied. Approx 73
competition and 90 steel-bodied made. Owned by Rob
Walker 1960. Driven by Moss it won the Tourist Trophy
race that year. To T Sopwith 1961 for his Equipe
Endeavour team.

On 4 May 2012 I showed a photograph of this car that I took at the 1997 Coys meeting at Silverstone, and on 24 June 2016 I showed a photograph of another of Rob Walker's Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinettas with which Stirling Moss won the Goodwood Tourist Trophy race again in 1961.

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