One of the most important cars to go on sale next month at Pebble Beach is a stunning 1962 "Sharknose" Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale. What makes this car such a treasure is that it is one of the first cars to be styled by automotive design legend, Giorgetto Giugiaro, who at the time was working for Giuseppe “Nuccio” Bertone at Carrozzeria Bertone, one of the world's leading coachbuilders.
Purchased in 1962 by Bertone, the 250 GT SWB chassis was to be built for Nuccio's own personal use as he looked to the then 23 year old Giugiaro to help bring his idea to fruition. The designers took inspiration from the 156 F1, as well as the 330 TRI LM and 246 SP racing cars to create the aggressive yet elegant styling complete with a sharknose front end.
Since then, the car lived quite a life under various owners finally ending up in the hand's of collector, Lorenzo Zambrano, who's Ferrari has been an award-winning centerpiece to his collection of postwar Italian sports cars. The car is expected to break records at next month's auction with an estimated sale price of $14,000,000 - $16,000,000.
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