RE: Ferrari 250GT SWB 'Breadvan': Time For Tea

RE: Ferrari 250GT SWB 'Breadvan': Time For Tea

Monday 10th September

Ferrari 250GT SWB 'Breadvan': Time For Tea?

A trio of incredible car, setting and driving make, unsurprisingly, for an incredible video



The Goodwood Revival is over for another year, and once again it provided a fantastic weekend of unparalleled classic motorsport. The jewel in the crown of 2018's event was the Kinrara Trophy; billed a the world's most valuable race thanks to a grid worth over £200 million, it more than lived up to expectations.

As the sun set over the former RAF airfield, the field of Ferraris, Aston Martins, Jaguars and the like provided the sort of spectacle that Revival dreams are made of. Aside from an incredibly close call caused by a spinning DB5, the highlight of the race was undoubtedly the battle for first between Emanuele Pirro and Niklas Halusa in the 250GT SWB 'Breadvan' and Jon Minshaw and Phil Keen in an E-Type.

Trading places again and again they ensured a thrilling conclusion to the first major race of the weekend. Unfortunately, the creators of the Goodwood highlights video have opted for backing music over the symphony of engines which accompanied the race, so below we have both the key action from the Kinrara, and a less edited on-board account which focuses on the battle for first place. Enjoy!

 

 

[Image: Motorsport Images]

 

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Robert-nszl1

Original Poster:

198 posts

23 months

Monday 10th September
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The spinning Aston was a DB4 GT.....

havoc

24,135 posts

170 months

Monday 10th September
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Watched this on Friday evening - great racing between the two cars and the 4 drivers, esp. from Halusa to keep Minshaw very much on his toes.

I MUST get myself along to the Revival soon...

Dinoboy

1,440 posts

152 months

Monday 10th September
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One of my favourite cars ever, just love it.

J4CKO

25,512 posts

135 months

Monday 10th September
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Never seen that before, its awesome, looks like its from Wacky Races !

tgx

69 posts

85 months

Monday 10th September
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Windshield wipers? Seriously?
"...effective as two pencils." - J. Clarkson

Slap some RainX on it an call it a day.
Might be worth .005gal per lap in reduced drag,
not to mention less distracting.
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noble12345

234 posts

151 months

Monday 10th September
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vomit SOoooooooooooooooooooo damn ugly!

Most of Ferraris current model range still has "breadvan" doors and metal chassis, ferrari are so out of date rofl

Plug Life

909 posts

26 months

Monday 10th September
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It's butt-ugly, literally.

gregelvis

25 posts

63 months

Monday 10th September
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I know Emanuele Pirro (who was driving it at the end) quite well. Great bloke!

He was a parent at the school where I work and came in and did a work experience talk to the 6th form about his life as a racing driver (hilarious)

I am really intrigued to find out more about the car and the time it raced in silver livery around where I live (Castelli Romani south of Rome) on the Coppa Gallenga.

Rako

80 posts

189 months

Monday 10th September
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doesn't sound right....

THIS is much better hehe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIF0s7aAcjM

Fire99

9,372 posts

164 months

Monday 10th September
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Love the little 'Breadvan'... Odd looking but kinda great... cool

WCZ

5,907 posts

129 months

Monday 10th September
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what was that car which got clipped at the start?

Dinoboy

1,440 posts

152 months

Monday 10th September
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WCZ said:
what was that car which got clipped at the start?
250GTO.

HardMiles

172 posts

21 months

Monday 10th September
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I know the breadvan isn’t to everyone’s taste, but there is no sourdough here! I knead one in my life! It really rose to the challenge when they turned the heat up...


sdiggle

51 posts

25 months

Monday 10th September
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Second video 1:32...woah there...close call

WCZ

5,907 posts

129 months

Monday 10th September
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Dinoboy said:
250GTO.
jesus, fair play for racing in a £52m car!

BVB

532 posts

88 months

Tuesday 11th September
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I wanna be a baker, if a van like that comes with the job.

bloomen

1,722 posts

94 months

Tuesday 11th September
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Rako said:
doesn't sound right....

THIS is much better hehe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIF0s7aAcjM
Beautiful sound but that has to be the least tolerable driving position I've seen in my entire life. I'd be forced to crash the car into a wall at 150 just to escape.

jon-yprpe

59 posts

23 months

Tuesday 11th September
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WCZ said:
Dinoboy said:
250GTO.
jesus, fair play for racing in a £52m car!
It was a fantastic race - they were really giving it the beans and plenty of cars going off and door handle to door handle driving.

My biggest suprise for my first revival was how fierce all the racing was - no quarter was given and plenty of jaw-dropping stuff. Then you think about how rare some of the cars are, and how much they’re worth.

But the highlight had to be Troy Corser ragging his 1926 BMW KSS in the Barry Sheene TT race.


PZR

483 posts

120 months

Tuesday 11th September
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WCZ said:
Dinoboy said:
250GTO.
jesus, fair play for racing in a £52m car!
The silver 'GTO' that got clouted from behind is a recently-built replica, based on the chassis and running gear of a more common model. As was the 'Course Car' in the colours of Maranello Concessionaires, driven by His Grace himself...

DrSteveBrule

1,645 posts

66 months

Tuesday 11th September
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I thought the Lotus Europa was ugly but this ungainly mess steals the crown. Ferrari or not, it's vile.