The Ferrari 250 is a series of sports cars and grand tourers, produced from 1952 to 1964. As the most successful early line, it includes a number of variants designed for road use and sports car racing. It was specific in the use of a 3-litre V12 engine.

The Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB was one of the most important GT race cars of its time. Only 176 examples were produced in total. It was produced with both steel and aluminium bodywork. Engine power ranged from 237 hp (177 kW) to 280 hp (276 kW). After its unveiling at the Paris Motor Show, the car quickly began to sell and to race. He won the Tour de France Automobile in 1960, 1961 and 1962 after which he gave way to the younger GTO.