Sunday, May 6, 2018

1957 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione 'Tour de France' by Scaglietti

Ferrari’s 250 GT berlinetta, which dominated the multi-stage Tour de France rally from 1956 to 1959, was built in a modest quantity of 72 examples that are highly prized by collectors. The engine had a confirmed output of 258.2 bhp at 7.200 rpm.
With a colourful history including a successful career with a celebrated German driver, 0879 GT claims a short and well-documented chain of ownership, including period use by a Ferrari factory driver. The berlinetta is one of only 17 examples built with the three-louver Scaglietti coachwork and has had just two custodians over the last 45 years.
The 15th of 17 third-series examples with desirable covered headlights, this example crosses the block at RM Sothebys on June 12.

It finished 2nd overall at the 1958 Grand Prix of Spa-Francorchamps and 4th overall at the 1958 12 Hours of Reims.
The car carries an estimate of €7m to €9m.