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My First Ferrari 250 GT SWB One-Off 3269 GT

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    I don't know about the owner, but I would love to see more pics of it. I am sure that someone here will know who owns it now and will chime in eventually.

    This is one of my favorite designs ever. The back view is near perfection.

    Thanks for sharing, and we would love to hear more about this fantastic machine.
     
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    my 1962 swb 250 GT. (silver when I got it) I had it painted blue.
    I drove everyday (it was my only car) I was a professional drummer then and put em in the car when I moved from one club to the next, back then we played 6 nights a week and stayed maybe a month or more in the same place.
    never had a problem with that car... the ferrari guys who took care of it MODENA SPORT CARS In Los Angeles two great guys said it was the best running ferrari in town because I drove it.
    this was back in the Late 70s and when the time came that I had to sell it it had about 100k mi on it..... just before the prices went crazy!
    Back then it was for sale for 2.5 mil. (oh well timing is everything in
    life) now I hear the price could be ??????
    Resteration done by new owner
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    Wow, 3269 GT (designed by Giugiaro during his time with Bertone)! I saw this car in 2004 at Laguna Seca during Monterey when Lorenzo Zambrano owned it. I don't know if he still owns it, but if you can get a moderator to move this thread to the vintage section, then you'll certainly get more informed responses.

    I would love to read more about the car during your ownership, if you don't mind sharing.
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    I got it not knowing what I had (I was a kid ) did a trade for a house I had in Los Angeles to get some money so my wife and I could buy another house...I was just going to get it and sell it to get some cash! But then I got a call the first week I had it from somebody who said I understand You have the BERTONE FERRARI I said can you hold on for a second I'm on the other line (didn't have another line)
    ran to the garage and looked on the side and it said BERTONE!
    so I went back and told him yes I do. lol he said he would like to buy it....wow quick sale just what I wanted. got his # and said I'll let you know. Next I get a call a few days later from the owner of Ferrari of Beverly Hills..would love to see your car and buy you lunch.
    so I drive it down and he wants to buy it...for more the the other guy. I tell my wife I had better look into this car. I did and thought
    wow cool one off! my wife says you really seem to enjoy driving it why don't you keep it for awhile... the rest is in the first post.
    we did get the other house without having to sell it.
    Now I have this 550 my 4th and last Ferrari. love this car !!!
    one of the things I have is a hand cast bronze horse
    (also a one off ) that was on the drivers side of the front grill of the 250.
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    That is without doubt the coolest first post in history!! Welcome to Fchat and hope you find the car :)
     
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    You owned the Bertone SWB? Wow. Not just one of my all-time favorite Ferraris, but one of Bertone's best ever. This thread needs to be in the vintage forum.

    Jack.
     
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    Welcome to FerrariChat mate. :):)

    Thanks for sharing your story on this car! VERY interesting!! :):)

    Wish you all the best in trying to track it down. :):)
     
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    Who are you? You said you used to be a drummer, what band?
     
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    hard to believe but True Story !
     
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    When your car was pictured in the color section of "Ferrari: The Man, The Machines" in 1975, the little cast prancing horse emblem was clearly visible on the left grille. Great post!
     
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    Not only did I owe it but I drove it everyday for a lot of years..what could be better then that!
    How do I put it in the vintage forum?
     
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    I kept it because I thought it was so cool !
    is that picture in black and white? never saw that book
     
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    played a lot sessions and clubs and then left drumming and got into Precision and stunt driving for movies and commercials...
    I have been very lucky never had a real job... lol
     
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    It's a color picture. You are identified as the owner. I would scan it, but I just got a new computer and my scanner and computer aren't talking to each other yet.
     
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    You cannot do it mate. Only a Moderator can. :):)

    Very cool!! :):)
     
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    Thanks for the info when they start talking would love to see the pic.
     
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    That's the guy I sold it to ! I heard he sold it and then bought it back.
     
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    How do I get the Moderator??? I think I found it, contact us?
     
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    *Wow* this is special! What a stunning car! So beautiful and elegant.

    Welcome to ferrarichat!
     
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    OK, I temporarily hooked up my old computer, which DOES talk to the scanner. Here is the picture of your car from back in the Seventies.
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    First time I've ever seen the car, what a beauty! Best of luck in tracker her down.
     
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    No problem friend. They will sort it all out for you. :):)
     
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    I cut the front license plate down to fit ... LOL
    The blue seems a little light but it's an old picture.
    Thanks again
     
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    Would you be keen to buy it back mate?? :):)

    I still cant believe you drove over 100K miles in that car! That is awesome!! :D:D
     

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