Wednesday, September 9, 2020

1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta Competizione 'Tour de France'

The Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta helped to establish the marque’s dominance in racing in the GT class. With the 3.0-litre Colombo V-12 engine, numerous monumental Ferraris followed in its footsteps, including the 250 GT SWB Berlinetta and the 250 GTO.

1956 would not be the only year where a 250 GT LWB Berlinetta would take 1st overall at the Tour de France.
The car went on to place 1st overall for the next three consecutive years, cementing the car’s reputation in automotive history.

It is the most successful competition 250 GT Ferrari model, as it has garnered more victories than any other model, including the revered 250 GTO.
Chassis 0897 GT, is a classic 1958 version, the fifth example built of 36, all bodied in aluminium by Scaglietti and ready for competition.
Copies of the build sheets and the engine dynamometer tests show that this car produced 263.2 horsepower at 7,200 rpm.
This example made £4,760,000 in 2015.