Eric Clapton once owned a 1964 Ferrari 250 SWB that carried a memorable grey paint scheme with contrasting red stripes. With a competition-spec engine, a 250 GTO-style dashboard and other unique features, the ex-Clapton 250 SWB is an iconic example of Ferrari’s early front-engine GT.
Ferrari hasn’t forgotten about the ex-Clapton 250 SWB and has paid homage to the unique car with a new California T Handling Speciale done up by its Tailor Made department. The car, which was presented at Techno Classica in Essen earlier this month, is painted in Grigio Scuro grey with Rosso Corsa racing stripes – identical to Clapton’s car.
Inside, special ‘Heritage Bourdoux’ leather is present, while Rosso Corsa paint adorns the dash and other trim pieces. There’s also a special plaque on the center console marking the car’s status as a ‘Handling Speciale’-equipped model, which is Ferrari’s recently released handling package for the California T.
The Clapton-inspired California T was shown alongside other Ferraris at Techno Classica including a 250 GTE 2+2, 365 GTB and 512 BB, among others.