Stirling Moss Ferrari Sells For £7 Million
Ferrari 250 GT SWB History
A Ferrari 250 GT SWB raced by Sir Stirling Moss has sold for more than £7 million, the Daily Mail has reported. This makes it one of the most expensive cars ever sold in the United Kingdom. Cars of this nature – much like historic artwork – tend to be sold behind closed doors so we can only guess who now owns this thrilling coupé. But whoever it is has bought a thoroughbred racer. The Ferrari was built in August 1960 and has a 3.0-litre V12 that produces 300bhp and propels it to 62mph in 6.2 seconds. Remarkable figures for the day. Moss' first victory in the car came via the Tourist Trophy at Goodwood. Here, it thrashed the competition by covering 108 laps in 3 hours at an average 85mph. It also took the chequered flag at Brands Hatch and won the Nassau Tourist Trophy. Moss then handed the Ferrari to Englishman Mike Parkes in 1961. It then won a race at Snetterton, took the Fordwater Trophy at Goodwood and the Molyslip Trophy that year. But these efforts took their toll on Chassis 2119. It was therefore restored in the eighties and has been beautifully maintained ever since. It even has the original engine and transmission.