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One of a kind 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale may reach $16,000,000 at the Gooding Auction during Pebble Beach festivities August 15 – 16.

What makes this car such a catch?

This “sharknose” Ferrari was made for Nuccio Bertone, head of the famed Bertone stylist and coachbuilding house.

The Bertone firm designed for Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Citroën, Lancia, Lamborghini, Mercedes Benz and more. But most Ferrari were designed by their competitor Pininfarina. Nuccio wished they could have worked more for Ferrari.

He had to settle for this unique Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta which he bought with the aim of making it the ultimate Ferrari. Nucco designed the interior himself. The exterior was penned by the legendary designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, one of his first. He was inspired by Ferrari’s Grand Prix world champion, the Ferrari 156 F1 – particularly the distinctive nose.

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Don’t ya just love the double tip exhaust coming out of each muffler!

This is the first time the Bertone Ferrari will be sold at a public auction. For three decades, it reposed as the centerpiece of the Lorenzo Zambrano collection. If it sells at the stratospheric price of $16 million, it will be among the most expensive of all time.

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