Stunning 1958 250 GT TDF Berlinetta at Gooding Monterey
The Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta has long been seen as one of the most sought-after GT racing cars of the 1950s, with just 78 examples produced. Chassis 0903 GT is the fourth of only 36 single-louver Tour de France Berlinettas built.
Delivered new to Sweden, this Tour de France was initially owned by two Swedish race car drivers; first by noted driving ace Sture Nottorp and later Kjell Lundberg. After remaining in Sweden for decades, the TdF eventually made its way to the United States. Its current owner undertook a complete, concours-quality restoration in 2012 by award-winning Ferrari specialist Motion Products Inc. This TdF is finished in a period grey and red livery, complemented by a beautiful light grey leather interior highlighted by special Heuer stopwatches mounted in a unique rally binnacle in the wrinkle-finish dashboard.
After undergoing a complete restoration to show condition, the Tour de France has amassed several Concours accolades, such as a Platinum Award at the 2013 Cavallino Classic held in Palm Beach, Florida; a first-place Blue Ribbon at the 2013 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance; and a “Premio d’Onore” award at Italy’s 2013 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. With Ferrari Classiche certification and an exceptional provenance, this TdF is without doubt a prized addition to any Ferrari purist’s collection.
Information from Gooding & Company. Images by Brian Henniker.
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