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1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB 'Breadvan'

The 'Breadvan' is a unique Ferrari made in 1962 based on a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB, chassis #2819GT.

They were first registered in Modena (in coachbuilder Carlo Scaglietti) 'MO 68939' on September 9th, 1961, as the original 250 GT SWB. The first owner was a Belgian aristocrat and multiple Le Mans victor Olivier Gendebien. The young Italian nobleman Count Giovanni Volpi di Misurata of Venice purchased 2819GT from Gendebien.

The Breadvan was built to compete against the new 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO at Le Mans and other FIA GT races.

Bizzarrini had designed this car for the Count's Scuderia Serenissima Republica di Venezia (SSR) and Piero Drogo had hammered the body. The resulting shooting-brake appearance led to the French press nicknaming it "La Camionnette" (little truck), while the English-speaking journalists called it the "Breadvan."

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