Ferrari has built a one-off 812 Superfast for a mystery customer that found inspiration in a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT driven to fame by Sir Stirling Moss
Chassis number 2735 is pretty significant for any Ferrari enthusiast. This is the short-wheelbase 250 GT that stands out as one of the most famous 250s built, the car run in Rob Walker’s team colours and driven to fame by Stirling Moss. With him behind the wheel the car set lap records around the Le Mans circuit, as well as at Silverstone, Brands Hatch and Oulton Park.
Weighing a tad over 1,100kg clad in that Sergio Scaglietti bodywork and powered by Gioacchino Colombo’s 3.0-litre V12 engine, 2735 is one of the most valuable automobiles on the planet – a similar but rarer 250 GTO with chassis number 3413 just went for AED165 million ($45m) at an auction in California.
Now as a bit of an hommage to this 250 GT, the Italians have built a unique 2019 Ferrari 812 Superfast inspired by the Rob Walker livery and Moss’ victories. With the help of the Italian manufacturer’s Ferrari Tailor Made department, this 812 Superfast rolled out of Maranello with a matte Blu Scozia Opaco finish (that’s Scottish Blue to you and me) and white highlights just like the original – big race number roundels, and a white stripe across the entire nose.
The anonymous customer of this one-off went racy on the interior too, specifying white accents for the black leather interior accentuated with loads of polished carbon fibre. Otherwise it’s stock 812 Superfast fare, which means 800 horsepower from a 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated V12 that peaks at 8,500rpm.
If you miss this special livery flashing past, you definitely won’t miss the shrill in its wake.