We didn’t have to look very hard or far for the latest ‘Classic Car Find of the Week.' Gooding & Company have got their hands on one of the most sought-after GT racing cars of the 1950s, and with just 78 examples ever produced, this 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta was an easy choice.
Better still, this 250 GT, with chassis number 0903 GT, is part of an even smaller and exclusive group. Known as a ‘single-louver’ 250 GT due to revised bodywork with a single louver on the D-pillar – the fourth of just 36 ever built – the model was delivered new to Sweden and initially owned by two Swedish race car drivers, before making its way to the US.
In 2012, its current owner undertook a complete, concours-quality restoration, complete with a light grey leather interior to match the incredible period grey and red paintwork, and the special Heuer stopwatches mounted in a unique rally binnacle. Plus, its Ferrari Classiche certified, so when it passes the block at Gooding & Co.’s Pebble Beach auction this August – with an estimate of $5,500,000 – $6,000,000 its sure to attract plenty of attention. For full auction information, head to the Gooding & Co. website.
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