Always Meet Your Heroes: Driving A Ferrari 250 SWB Is To Touch Greatness

It was the Ferrari F355 that I awarded the most prominent place on my bedroom wall. Below it, a 1:18 scale Ferrari F50 in silver is the model I remember most clearly, with the GTO and Testa Rossa members of the 250 family a close second and third. In the attic upstairs, tucked away after a house move years earlier and relegated to a cardboard box with ‘Scalextric’ scrawled on its side in black marker pen, sat a Ferrari 250 GT Short Wheelbase.

Looking back now, I hadn’t given the SWB the attention it deserved. Likely bought by my father one weekend at a toy fair held in

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