1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione “Tour de France” by Scaglietti
Offered by RM Auctions | London, U.K. | September 8, 2014
Ferrari 250s are very nice. They’re exceptional, wonderful examples of the golden age of Ferrari from the golden age of motor racing. The 250 GT Berlinetta followed the Europa GT, GT Boano, GT Ellena. They used Scaglietti bodies based on a Pinin Farina design and were sold from 1956 through 1959.
These two-door coupes (only body style) were powered by a 225 horsepower 3.0-liter V-12. They were nicknamed “Tour de France” after the 250 GT Berlinetta won it’s first race at the 1956 Tour de France (a 10 day race in France). The GT Berlinetta also won the Targa Florio and it’s class at Le Mans.
Not all “Tour de France” 250 GTs were race cars. In fact, of the 77 examples built, only nine were “Competizione” models – this being #8. It’s competition history includes:
- 1956 Tour de France – 8th (with Jacques Peron and Jacques Bertrammier)
- 1956 Coupes du Salon, Montlhery – 2nd (with Peron)
- 1957 12 Hours of Reims – DNF (with Peron)
- 1957 Tour de France – 5th (with Peron and Georges Burggraff)
This car is finished in the best color combination you can get on a 250 GT Berlinetta. These are spectacular cars, and very important in the history of the 250 GT. This one has great period race history and known ownership from new. It’s ready to take on any historic event you want, but it’ll cost you somewhere in the neighborhood of $6,850,000-$8,650,000 in order to do so. Click here for more info and here for more from RM in London.
Update: Sold $8,119,188.