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F12 Berlinetta Tour de France 64 Revealed

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015

Stunning Tailor Made car unveiled at Brussels Show The 2015 Dream Cars Show in Brussels, where the Ferrari stand featured both the new California T and four-seater, four-wheel drive FF, also provides the perfect showcase for one of the latest creations from Maranello’s Tailor Made bespoke personalisation programme. The F12berlinetta in question pays homage to the Ecurie Francorchamps team, specifically the 250 GTO in which Lucien Bianchi and Georges Berger won the 1964 Tour de France. The V12 sports an Argento Auteil body with a triple-layer cross-stripe on its bonnet that is a modern take on the original Modena yellow used by the Ecurie Francorchamps. The interiors are mostly black with tobacco Soul leather seat upholstery for a vintage look. However, technical materials also make an appearance, most notably for the mats and boot trim which are in SuperFabric, a...

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The Lady in Blue

Posted by on Nov 28, 2014

One of the stars of the tracks of the 1960s was a Ferrari 250 GTO which has just emerged from a two-year-plus renovation at the Ferrari Classiche department, ready to return to its owner in America. During its stay in Maranello, the car was restored to the original engine and bodywork configuration in which it was delivered to Bologna-based publisher Luciano Conti in 1962. The latter also drove it in its maiden race, the Bologna-Passo della Raticosa. The Volpi era. In June 1962, however, Chassis no. 3445 was sold to Count Giovanni Volpi di Misurata, a passionate racing driver, who competed under the S.S.S. Repubblica di Venezia insignia. During this particular stage of its career, the car also won the Trophée d’Auvergne with Carlo Maria Abate at its wheel. A change of livery. In April 1963, the 250 GTO was purchased...

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250 GTO to Be Sold at Bonham at Quail

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014

Bonhams announced that ten important motor cars from the famed Maranello Rosso Collection in San Marino are to be sold at its annual Quail Lodge auction on the Monterey Peninsula, California, in August 14-15. Leading the sale will be a 250 GTO, s/n 3851 GT, the first time a GTO has come to the auction block in over a decade. The car is to be offered at no reserve, which should be no problem since the last GTO was rumored to have sold recently for $60 million. This GTO was the 19th built, completed new on September 11, 1962. It was delivered to the leading French racing driver Jo Schlesser, to be co-driven with French ski Champion Henri Oreiller in the 1962 Tour de France Automobile. The pair challenged for victory and finished an honorable second overall. The car...

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Ferrari 250 GTO

Posted by on May 9, 2014

Using hyperbole to describe the 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO is unnecessary. The car speaks for itself. It is one of the last (of thirty-six) Ferrari GTOs ever built. This particular one, chassis #5571, was the first of the Series II bodies. The 3.0L V-12 produces about 300 horsepower and it completed multiple endurance races, winning its class in the Daytona Continental 2000km (this car’s first race), Sebring 12 hour, and Nassau TT. The driver is Mr. Derek Hill, who won the Ferrari Challenge International Championship in 1995 and the Formula Dodge West Coast in 1996, and raced a Bugatti EB110 at Le Mans. Additionally, he has a special attachment to this car as it was his dad, Fomula One Champ Phil Hill, that raced it in Daytona and Nassau. But what is the car really like? Well, “It’s so...

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