Wednesday, June 29, 2022

1958 Ferrari 250 GT 'Tour de France' alloy berlinetta at Mecum - $2.8m

Chassis no. 0899GT–original covered headlight car. Ferrari Classiche Red Book factory certification. Meticulous restoration in 2012 by Ferrari Classiche. Original chassis, including suspension, brakes and gearbox. Ferrari Classiche supplied engine no. 0354C Type 128 C 2953cc/260 HP SOHC V-12.
Ferrari’s long-wheelbase 250 GT Competition Berlinetta ruled the legendary Tour de France from 1956 through 1959.
Monumental Ferraris followed in its footsteps, including the 250 GT SWB Berlinetta and the 250 GTO. 0899 GT is a stellar, Ferrari Classiche-restored and certified, multiple award-winning 1958 Ferrari 250 GT “Tour de France” alloy berlinetta. It is to die for, end of sentence. These are among the most coveted and valuable classic-era Ferrari models in existence.
For 1958 all cars had covered headlights. Regulations for 1959 mean open headlights for the remaining models. This example was bashed stupid, as most race cars are. That matters little today. A total of 77 cars were built. A 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta sold for $5,890,000 in 2020. Another sold for $6m at Montery in 2021. The car was featured in 2017 HERE.
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