1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale could fetch $16,000,000 at Gooding and Company's Monterey sale
A 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale once designed for famed designer Nuccio Bertone, will head for auction at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach auction.
The ‘sharknose’ Ferrari will make its public auction debut in August in California, after three decades of fronting the exclusive Lorenzo Zambrano collection.
The car was not only designed by Nuccio Bertone, but also for him, with the Speciale making its debut at the Geneva and Turin Auto Shows in 1962. The car is expected to fetch between $14,000,000-$16,000,000 when it crosses the auction block this month.
Guiseppe ‘Nuccio’ Bertone was the son of the company’s founder, Giovanni Bertone. Heading up the business in the ‘60s, Nuccio decided to buy a Ferrari 250GT SWB himself with the aim of making it the ultimate Ferrari.
He co-designed it with designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, whose exterior design was inspired by the world championship-winning Grand Prix car,the Ferrari 156 F1- particularly the nose. The interior features burgundy leather hides that complement the cars Blu Notte Metallizzato exterior.
Nuccio sold the car in the late ‘60s. It changed hands prior to a musician buying it and using it as his everyday day for 12 years. The car then made its way into the Zambrano collection, where it has remained ever since.
Other cars set to star at Pebble Beach include the Porsche RS60
, an incredibly rare 2004 Masarati MC12 GT1 ($2,000,000 - $2,500,000), and a 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Two-Seater Drophead Coupe
($1,500,000 - $2,000,000).