1959 Ferrari 250 GT TDF Berlinetta at Gooding Monterey
Built in 1958, chassis 0905 GT is the ultimate evolution of the Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France. This car is one of only 36 single-louvre competition berlinettas and is equipped with many unique features not seen on any other Tour de France. The Ferrari was first raced at the 1958 Targa Florio, then at the XVIII Trieste-Opicina Hillclimb by Pietro Ferraro, and placed third in class. Following these races, the Ferrari made its way to the United States in 1962 and was eventually purchased by Fred Peters through Charles Betz, two well-known Ferrari enthusiasts and collectors, in 1966.
In 2014, the car was completely restored to its distinctive original livery of metallic grey over a light grey interior. Following its restoration, the car was shown at the 25th Annual Palm Beach Cavallino Classic and won the Coppa Bella Macchina Award. This is wonderful opportunity to acquire one of the most beautiful Ferrari berlinettas in existence, which has not been available for public sale since 1966.
Information from Gooding & Co, and images by Mike Maez.
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