Hand-built, 1:43-Scale, Wire 'Bodybuck' Model of the Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB, 1959-1961
The Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB, designed by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti (using a wooden 'buck'), was developed by Ferrari for use both on and off the track. Having been officially launched at the Paris Motor Show of 1959, its first serious competitive outing was at Sebring in 1960, where it went on to secure 4th place overall driven by Ed Hugus and Augie Pabst for NART.
The short wheel base meant that the competition version had great handling, and combined with, amongst other things, the well-designed suspension and superior power-to-weight ratio, it quickly gained a reputation as a very competitive car during the 1960 season. SWBs secured class wins at many of the season’s most prestigious races, including the Tour de France under Willy Mairesse and ‘Jojo’ Berger. These successes continued during 1961, and such wins as the GT title at Le Mans by Guichet/Noblet ensured that its reputation was sealed as one of the most important GT racers of the era, and helped pave the way for Ferrari’s next great success, the 250 GTO.
This wire version of the SWB is available to order and further details are available on request. There is the option to have a piece of bodywork and painted wires. The version in the photos is a model of Stirling Moss’s winning SWB from the 1961 Tourist Trophy which I made for a customer in the summer of 2016. Also shown is a model before being painted.
A 'wood' version of the 'Bodybuck' is also available. Please click on this link for more information: