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  1. C4FX3

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    Hello.... Just looking for clarification. I'm writing a (self publish single copy) book on my experiences at the Montreal Ferrari Festivals of 2005 and 2009. I shot many photos and instead of filing them on my hard drive, I decided to put them in book form with descriptions and history etc.....
    So..... Does anyone know if the 250GT SWB, 2291GT is it an alloy bodied Competizione or a steel bodied Lusso?
    I'd appreciate any help you guys may offer.

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  2. miurasv

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    This question would be better placed in the vintage section.
     
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  4. C4FX3

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    Lightweight steel SWB. See also Forza173 2019.
     
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    #6 miurasv, Aug 14, 2019 at 4:49 PM
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    Lightweight steel? Please could you elaborate, Boudewijn?
     
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    In the aforementioned article the description is used to emphasize the racing pedigree that was applied by first owner Ecurie Francorchamps.
     
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    #8 miurasv, Aug 15, 2019 at 8:12 AM
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    Thank you. I am not aware of a lightweight steel used for a SWB. They were either steel or alloy bodied with the '61 SEFAC Hot Rod SWBs using a lighter gauge aluminium. Pourret's book is confusing as it described 2291GT as a 1960 Street car and the same version as 2237GT, which is described as a Comp. car. Says that 2291GT was perhaps rebodied in steel after a crash. Pourret also stated that the car still has competition jack brackets on side, competition gearbox and whole body in steel, including doors.

    If the car was rebodied after a crash, maybe a lighter gauge steel was used by Ecurie Francorchamps?
     
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    Lightweight refers to the total bodyweight, not the body material I think.
     
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    Looks like a bit of a hot rod, (not the SEFAC type), with its 6 carb arrangement.
     

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