The original grille from Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta chassis number 2735 as raced by Stirling Moss, Innes Ireland and Graham Hill,
Lot 30
The original grille from Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta chassis number 2735 as raced by Stirling Moss, Innes Ireland and Graham Hill,
Sold for £ 3,750 (US$ 4,981) inc. premium

Goodwood Revival

8 Sep 2018, 11:00 BST

Chichester, Goodwood

Lot Details
The original grille from Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta chassis number 2735 as raced by Stirling Moss, Innes Ireland and Graham Hill,
The original grille from Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta chassis number 2735 as raced by Stirling Moss, Innes Ireland and Graham Hill,
alloy construction stamped 2735 (with corrected stamping of 3 over 2 on third digit), 26.5 x 95.5cm, used.

Footnotes

  • According to information supplied by the vendor, after chassis 2735 was crashed at Goodwood in August 1962 it was sent to Italy for restoration and given a characteristic Drogo body. During that month, Gunnar Andersson with his 1961 Mille Miglia winning 250 GT Berlinetta chassis 2439 rolled badly disfiguring all bodywork at Västkustloppet, Falkenberg, Sweden. That car was also sent to Italy to be re-bodied with the surplus body from GTO test mule; the (also Drogo bodied) Breadvan.
    The 2439 car was sent back to Andersson of Gothenburg when restored, and later sold. In the early 1980s the then owner, Rein Tomsen, decided to turn Chassis 2439 into a historic racer. When he started the work he found that the grille of his car (2439) looked too big, so he made a smaller version inspired by a rebodied car campaigned by Albert Obrecht at the time. It was then discovered that the 'original' grille that had been removed was stamped 2735! Rein Tomsen, one of the founding members of Ferraristi Svezia is positive that the grille was put into the car during the restoration and re-body work in Italy in 1962. This theory is entirely plausible because images of the 1962 Goodwood crash show that 2735 was not damaged at the front end. The original smashed 2439 grille was with Gunnar Andersson for many years. Item offered has been stored in Sweden since its last swap and now has a wonderful patina.
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