£12 million Ferrari racing car goes on show in Norfolk

The The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Chassis 2735, which was driven by the likes of Sir Stirling Moss, G

The The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Chassis 2735, which was driven by the likes of Sir Stirling Moss, Graham Hill and Innes Ireland. It is worth an estimated £12 million. Picture: SUPPLIED BY THE HOSTE - Credit: Archant

A £12 million Ferrari racing car once driven by track legends Sir Stirling Moss, Graham Hill and Innes Ireland has gone on show in Norfolk.

The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Chassis 2735 is on display as part of a Classic and Supercar event at the Hoste hotel and spa in Burnham Market.

Brendan Hopkins, the hotel’s owner, said the Ferarri was just one of more than 30 on show at the ninth annual car show there.

Other vehicles in the line-up, which all together is worth more than £20 million, include a Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, Bentley Speed 6, Ferrari 458 Spider and the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish SDP.

Ms Hopkins said: “We are delighted to welcome so many car enthusiasts, old and new, back to The Hoste. This event continues to grow every year and offers a one of a kind experience to passionate car enthusiasts from around the globe. This intimate event presents an unmissable opportunity to see the most extravagant and spectacular cars all in one place.”

The car show, which raises money for charity, started yesterday (Thursday, May 10), and concludes today.

Six facts about the Ferrari

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1. The Rob Walker paint and the number 7 will forever link the car to the great Stirling Moss, who campaigned the car successfully in the late months of his active career.

2. Chassis 2735 was one of only three right-hand drive Competition short-wheelbase cars.

3. It was also the second Rob Walker/Stirling Moss GT Berlinetta. The other was chassis 2119.

4. This car was also the only 250 GT Berlinetta to be raced in period by no fewer than three great drivers of the day. As well as Stirling Moss, it was raced by Graham Hill and Innes Ireland.

5. The car was delivered to Le Mans on June 6, 1961, in Rob Walker colours, but to race for NART team of Luigi Chinetti.

6. The car weighed in at 2,400 pounds (1,107 kilograms).

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