Classic Ferrari 250 Driven by Stirling Moss Fetches £7 Million
A 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB raced by British Formula One legend Sir Stirling Moss was sold for a staggering £7 million ($11 million) recently in a private sale.
Featuring all of its original components, including its 3-litre V12 engine and gearbox, the Ferrari 250 was sold by Hertfordshire-based DK Engineering representing businessman Nigel Corner, who had owned the vehicle since 2003. The identity of the car’s new owner has not been disclosed yet.
Built in August 1960, the car – known as Chassis 2119 GT – can go from 0-60mph time in 6.2 seconds and has a top speed of 152mph.
Moss raced the car to victory at the Tourist Trophy at Goodwood race track - winning by two clear laps – just weeks after it was built – the first time the Italian car maker had ever won the trophy. Moss won two more races in the car and in 1961 it was sold to Tommy Sopwith of the Equipe Endeavour race team.
Variations of the Ferrari 250 sports car were built by Ferrari between 1953 and 1964.