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Homepage. This page: In a 1960's racing paddock, a V12 250 GT belonging to 'Bunty' Richmond (Downton Engineering).

1960 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB.

Another old photo of a V12 Ferrari I added to the site, was of this very sad Ferrari 330 GT, so it makes a pleasant change to add in one of Enzo's finest in good condition. This Ferrari, also a V12, is an example of the 250 GT SWB (short wheelbase), dating to 1960. This photo of "FX 9" was taken in the paddock of a racing circuit in the 1960's, quite possibly at Crystal Palace. The Ferrari, a steel-bodied example and one that starred at the 1960 Motor Show, has a couple of old Fords for company. One is a Mk2 Consul, the other a 400E flatbed truck in the livery of "F. English" and loaded with racing car wheels and tyres.
A spot of research has identified this 250 GT Berlinetta as chassis #2221GT, and the first owner as being a Mr Ron Fry. Shortly afterwards, in 1961, it changed hands and went into the ownership of Mrs. Bunty Richmond, wife of Daniel Richmond, founder of ace tuning firm Downton Engineering. The car remained in her ownership until the early 1970's when it was sold on. In later years it was converted to LHD, and re-bodied in aluminium as per the competition versions.
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A V12 Ferrari 250 GT
In all, some 176 250 GT Berlinettas were built following the model's launch in 1959, in either road ("Lusso") or competition trim. Some in-car footage of being a passenger in a Ferrari 250 GT swb can be found on the car video footage page of the site.
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