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The origin of the Ferrari 250 GT SWB Breadvan is basically the result of a disagreement between Enzo Ferrari and Count Giovanni Volpi, who owned a Italian racing team called Scuderia Serenissima. Mr. Ferrari refused to deliver any new 250 GTO’s back in 1962 to his rival for track use, so Volpi decided to bring is own version of the 250 GT SWB. The Breadvan is a completely redesigned racing car with an aerodynamically highly advanced bodywork, which paid off by good racing results. Niels van Roij had a similar approach while designing his own Breadvan: he used an original V12-powered Ferrari, giving it the same stunning aerodynamics as Volpi’s racing car. Only this time a 550 Maranello was used as a donor instead of a 250 GT SWB – making this version a lot more contemporary.
Hard work pays off. Niels van Roij left nothing to chance after he got the special request to build a Breadvan Hommage. The renowned Dutch design studio created an aluminum bodywork that was fully redesigned. It’s all about the details: from the front to the back, every detail – including the uniquely sculptured air outlets at the back, air intake in the hood and air vents in the fenders, defines pure craftmanship. Other parts, like the headlights and exhausts, are completely customized as well. Experts sure will recognize some Maranello flavor in it, certainly in this special red paint, but you really have to look twice – it’s that different. Designing a car is a complex thing: the 3D model must impress from every single angle, in every kind of light, there’s no exception. Niels van Roij did an incredible job: his Breadvan Hommage perfectly succeeded, meaning another Ferrari inspired icon has born.
Inside the customizations are just as big, with black quilted leather finishes, blue Alcantara upholstered carbon fiber racing seats and the iconic Breadvan signature stitched in the headrests. The instruments in the cockpit have the same brilliant reference, added to a beautiful silver layout. On the door panels you’ll find unpainted, hand built aluminum. In between shines a red lightweight cord, which opens the door from the inside. The other part you really want to hold is the raised gear shift. Because at the end of the day, there’s no better way to remember the Ferrari 250 GT SWB Breadvan than driving its successor.