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Ferrari 250 GT Short Wheelbase - The Autobiography of 2119 GT

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The fourth book in the Great Cars Series

This superb book tells the story of the finest example of a glorious breed of Ferrari, the 250 GT Short Wheelbase, which combined a great engine with a fine chassis and a beautiful body to become one of the most revered Ferraris. The subject of this book, 2119 GT, is a very special car because Stirling Moss drove it to a famous victory in the Goodwood Tourist Trophy of 1960. This book provides detailed insight into this race, the competition début of 2119 GT, as well as the seven others in which the car took part in period, all supported by a superb collection of photographs.

 

Key content

• The full story of the 1960 Goodwood Tourist Trophy, which Stirling Moss won by two laps; the great man’s recollections are included.

• The car’s seven other races, which brought five more wins, two for Moss in 1960 (including a trip to the Bahamas) and three for Mike Parkes in 1961.

• The personalities behind the car and the parts they played in its story: Rob Walker, Dick Wilkins, Colonel Ronnie Hoare and Tommy Sopwith.

• The life of 2119 GT after its period competition, including insight from current owner Ross Brawn, who was Ferrari’s technical director in the period when Michael Schumacher became Formula 1 World Champion five times.

• Over 250 period photographs, many previously unpublished, supported by a portfolio of specially commissioned studio photography.

 

The author

Doug Nye is the author of more than 70 books on aspects of motor sporting history, including standard works on BRM, Lotus, Ferrari, Cooper, Tyrrell and McLaren cars as well as on (and with) such great racing drivers as Sir Stirling Moss, Sir Jack Brabham, Jim Clark and Juan Manuel Fangio. Among his many awards, he is the first three-time winner of the Guild of Motoring Writers’ Montagu Trophy, having won it in 1984, 1993 and 1994.

‘An extremely comprehensive and beautifully produced life story of a very significant vehicle. The SWB Ferrari one is further boosted by the insights of Ross Brawn, the car’s new owner’. Gordon Cruickshank, Motorsport Magazine

‘This fabulous Ferrari has had an even more interesting life than what we all knew about it – until we picked up this volume that provides  an incredible level of detail to lap up. Top class design and illustrations’. Keith Adams, Classic Car Weekly

 

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Purchase Ferrari 250 GT Short Wheelbase - The Autobiography of 2119 GT

Standard (signed) Edition - In this fourth book of the Great Cars series.  Over 250 period photographs, many previously unpublished, supported by a portfolio of specially commissioned studio photography.

£60

De Luxe (signed) Edition - A stunning limited edition which is bound in dark blue leather with gilt edges, and cased in a grey cloth slip-case. As a special touch, there is an embossed reproduction of the chassis number on the front of the book.  The leather-bound de Luxe edition is limited to just 100 copies and is signed by the author.

£250

Leather-bound edition of Ferrari 250 GT Short Wheelbase

Book Reviews & Interviews

Ferrari 250 GT Short Wheelbase - The Autobiography of 2119 GT

Hagerty International Limited

www.hagertyinsurance.co.uk

Read a review of this book and an interview with Ross Brawn and Doug Nye at the Goodwood Revival 2015.

Read the Telegraph interview with Ross Brawn.

Classic & Sports Car

February 2016

Read Richard Heseltine's interview with Ross Brawn.

Testimonials

"It is a beautiful book and congratulations go to both the Author and your publishing company on producing a lovely record of this beautiful car.

 

We hope you have much success with sales and look forward to assisting you with your future imagery.'  Annie Lydon, Sutton Images

Book News

At the most famous Ferrari dealership in the country, Maranello Concessionaires, F1 legend Ross Brawn joined Ferrari owners and enthusiasts for a fascinating Q&A session followed by a book signing. Written by the great Doug Nye (with three chapters by Ross Brawn, including a fascinating autobiographical one), Porter Press has just published the fourth, and latest, in their Great Cars series which is on the fabulous ex-Rob Walker Ferrari 250 GT Short-Wheelbase with which Stirling Moss won the 1960 Tourist Trophy and now belongs to Brawn.

Above: From left: Philip Porter, Ross Brawn & Howard David, MD at Maranello

Above: Howard David, MD at Maranello (speaking) with Ross Brawn

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Ferrari 250 GT Short Wheelbase - The Autobiography of 2119 GT

by Doug Nye

(signed copies only available direct from us)

Written by Doug Nye,with three chapters by Ross Brawn

This superb book tells the story of the finest example of a glorious breed of Ferrari, the 250 GT Short Wheelbase, which combined a great engine with a fine chassis and a beautiful body to become one of the most revered Ferraris. The subject of this book, 2119 GT, is a very special car because Stirling Moss drove it to a famous victory in the Goodwood Tourist Trophy of 1960. This book provides detailed insight into this race, the competition début of 2119 GT, as well as the seven others in which the car took part in period, all supported by a superb collection of photographs.

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The Autobiography of 2528

by Ian Wagstaff

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The Autobiography of 2528. This fabulous ex-Fangio 250F has been owned by the Corner family for many years.

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