Drogo Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta 2067GT 1960
This Ferrari 250 GT berlinetta, chassis # 2067GT, is a 1960 steel bodied example which was sold new in Italy. Since then it has led a chequered life, initially being re-bodied by Carrozzeria Drogo in Modena in 1967, along with another 250 GT Berlinetta, chassis # 2209GT, in a style that bore a very close resemblance to the then new Maserati Ghibli. This was particularly evident in overall profile, and the shape of the rear quarter windows, although the front and rear overhangs were longer on Drogo’s interpretation. The idea was obviously to modernise the shape of the car, to more of an angular wedge style, which was just coming into vogue at the time. Although the Maserati Ghibli was a commercial success, it took Piero Drogo at least two years to sell his re-bodied Ferraris.
Chassis # 2067GT ended up in France during the seventies before moving to England later in the decade. In 1979 it was crashed by its then owner, who had it re-bodied in the style of a 250 GTO, an example of which he already owned. He sold it in this form in 1992, and the new owner had it re-bodied for the third time back to its original “passo corto” berlinetta configuration, but in aluminium. From him the car passed to an American owner in 1997, who kept it for just over a decade, when it was sold to its current owner.
Today, originality, matching numbers and correct specification are very important in the Ferrari collector car market, and as the chassis and all the mechanical components checked out with the Ferrari Classiche department in Maranello, he felt that the car was worthy of being restored properly back to its original state and manner of construction with a steel body. Thus he entrusted the car to the well known and respected restoration shop of Autosport in Bastiglia, on the outskirts of Modena, who stripped the old aluminium body from the car, and constructed a new one in steel to the original specifications. Today the car is in the stages of final fitting out with its pristine new steel body.
The photo shows the 2067GT with it's initial Drogo body. One difference between the two cars (although it could easily have been changed) is the placement of the "Tardini" script on the side of the car. On 2209GT, it was placed just below the side crease while, on 2067GT it was placed just above it, as in Joop's photo. Also appears that the front side marker placement might be slightly different.
Ferrari 250 GT PF Coupe s/n 2065GT later used the Drogo/Tadini body (parts?) from SWB 2067GT (though Barchetta.cc states that in 1980 #2209 body was used instead of body from #2067).
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