The early 1960s was a golden era for Grand Touring
in its purest sense. The GT machines competing and
winning at the highest levels weren’t merely based on
their road car brethren – give or take a few tweaks,
they were road cars. They also seemed to be imbued
with a national identity, as these three classic
examples from Italy, the UK and the U.S. demonstrate.
Pininfarina’s 250 GT SWB fastback body,
elegantly rendered by coachbuilder Sergio
Scaglietti, remains a work of wonder.
WORDS Laurence Foster
MAIN IMAGE Peter Harholdt