Author: Jack
POSTED ON 05 Jan 2019

Dutch Coachbuilder Plans on Building a Modern Ferrari 250 GT Breadvan Interpretation

The Ferrari 250 GT SWB Breadvan was a one- off Ferrari made in 1962 from a Ferrari 250 GT SWB competition model.

To compete aggressively in various races such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 250 GT SWB competition was extensively modified to develop an advance aerodynamic profile by extending the roof line to the rear end following the Kamm aerodynamics theory.  The result was the shooting-brake like appearances that earned the car the nickname “breadvan”.

Now, a Duch coachbuilder by the name of Niels van Roji Design plans to build another one-off 250 GT Breadvan out of a Ferrari 550 Maranello.

Niels van Roij, the companies owner and chief designer, chose to use 550 Maranello as he feels that being a the first front-engine, rear-wheel-drive Ferrari after the Daytona makes for a good spiritual connection to the original Ferrari 250 GT.

Seeing that the almost virtually every panel on the car will be replaced and fabricated by hand, this will be a incredibly tall order for the design team to accomplish. Updates will be posted on their SNS page every Friday for the next few months with the goal of being completed at the end of the this summer.