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Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014

Our good friends and sponsors at Talacrest have featured this remarkable video of the Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France. From their website: “Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Video – Exquisite 14 Louver car exercised on the test track. Here’s a quick video of a delightful car we have sold a couple of times. This fabulous competition Ferrari drives as well as it looks – and many years ago was a star in the Herbie film – “The Love Bug”.” We hope you enjoy the video as much as we did.   Source: Your Staff. Video courtesy...

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Ferrari’s Beauty Queen Highlighted in Cavallino #203

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014

One of the best-looking Ferraris ever made (and one of the best-looking cars ever made), the 250 GT/L Lusso has won great praise over the years for its simple elegant lines. Cavallino’s well-known salon photographer Jerry Wyszatycki engaged a silver Lusso for you, for an intimate photo-shoot to showcase its inherent charm. The results are a study in aesthetic accomplishment. To accompany the images, the text is by famed historian Alan Boe. A sample: “Trace the Lusso’s profile from the tip of its nose, rising over the passenger compartment, and flowing down to the cut-off Kamm tail, or study the way the front fender tops blend seamlessly into the top of each door before extinguishing themselves. It’s as if the car’s lines were laid down by some ethereal figure rather than mere mortals at Pininfarina. “The Lusso’s fully functional...

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Historic 250 GT Offered at RM Auctions London

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014

This 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione, s/n 0563 GT, is the eighth of nine 1956 250 GT Berlinetta Comps, with an outstanding period racing history, matching-numbers and certified by Ferrari Classiche, original user manual, spare parts catalogue, and comprehensive history file included. Following factory completion, it was sold new to Racing Sport of Torino, Italy and then immediately leased to Jacques Peron, of Nice, France. It was registered on Torino plates and it began its racing career just three days later, at the event that would grant this car its namesake. This TDF entered the fifth annual Tour de France Automobile and was driven by Peron and co-driver Jacques Bertrammier. Peron and Bertrammier would finish 8th overall and was the second TDF behind de Portago and Nelson. Peron would enter his TDF in one more race that year, the Coupes...

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Ferraris in the Le 250 Tornano A Casa

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014

Now we have a list of the Ferraris in this new Grand Tour of Europe, which took place in mid-July of this year. A Ferrari collector invited his friends to join him on a simple tour of France and Italy. What was not so simple was the requirement that they bring a 250 GT! His friends responded and below is the list of the guests’ cars. There was a public portion at the beginning of the tour, as the cars were exhibited at the recent Le Mans Classic, where they were given several laps of the track as well. There was a smaller less-public end when the cars arrived in Maranello, but Maranello being a company town, the cars were all over, to the delight of those discerning enthusiasts who happened to be at the right place at the...

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250 GT’s Begin Tour of France and Italy

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014

  This week a large number of Ferrari 250 GTs will drive from Le Mans to Maranello in an tour called “Le 250 Tornano a Casa” organized by collector Brandon Wang. The event started Friday, July 4th, at the Le Mans circuit as part of the Le Mans Classic. The cars where on display for two days and then drove a couple of laps on Saturday afternoon. The finish of the tour is Friday, July 11th, in Maranello. There will be a fuller report in Cavallino 203. All kinds of 250 GTs could been seen, including: 250 GT Cabriolet S1 TR58 TR59 250 GTO 250 LMB 250 GT Lusso 250 GT California LWB 250 GT California SWB 250 GT SWB 250 GT Zagato 250 GT Bertone 250 GT Interim 250 GT TdF 250 GTE Source: Info and Images from...

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Award-winning California Heads for Villa d’Este

Posted by on May 22, 2014

At this weekend’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, there will be a stunning example of a Ferrari convertible in its finest form. This 250 GT California, s/n 1203 GT, was sold new through Chinetti Motors to Harvey Schur, an eighteen-year-old resident of Scarsdale, New York, in early 1959. The original color was pale metallic blue with a beige interior, and it was specified with hotter cams, intake trumpets to the carburetors with the associate cold air box, plus a low, 8×34, final drive ratio for better acceleration. As he was under age for a road racing license, he used to take it to local drag racing strips, pitting it against the local hot rods of the day. How successful he was is unknown, but he obviously had a lot of fun with his “funny little foreign import” that could smoke...

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