A rare Ferrari 250 GT SWB will be participating in this year’s edition of the Malta Classic.
The 250 GT Berlinetta SWB, of which only 176 models were built, was one of the most notable GT racers of its time. In 2004, Sports Car International placed the 250 GT SWB seventh on a list of Top 1960s Sports Cars, and Motor Trend Classic placed it fifth on a list of the ten Greatest Ferraris of All Time.
Image: Ferrari 250 GT
The model that will be participating in the Malta Classic was a prototype T Ferrari produced in 1960, and loaned to the Scuderia Serenissima race team for test use. After it was returned to Ferrari, it was sold to a famous German racing driver, Mr Wolfgang Seidel, who had used it for hill climbs and circuit racing. Among the many races and concours that it’s won are this year’s Monte Pellegrino and the Vernasca Silver Flag.
This fascinating car is being brought to Malta from Switzerland by Mr Egon Hofer, and this will be his second year participating in the Malta Classic. In 2007, Mr Hofer had brought his Maserati Tipo 63 Birdcage to participate in the first Grand Prix event held in Malta.
This year, the Malta Classic will be welcoming over 60 participants from England, Italy, France, Malta and Switzerland. Classics that will be making an appearance include the following:
1953 Alfa 1900c Sprint by Touring
1935 Talbot PL4
1954 Jaguar XK150
1960 Triumph TR3 A
1935 BSA Scout
1938 Alvis 12/70 Special
1934 Riley TT Sprite
1927 Chevrolet Special
1963 Porsche 356 Coupe
1974 Mini Marcos
For the full event programme and further information, visit the Malta Classic website.