RM London 2014 Highlights – 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione Tour de France by Scaglietti

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With many high-dollar supercars that are sold at auction, the outside world might have a hard time appreciating their finer detail. What makes one model worth exponentially more than another?

But to those in the know, the “old masters” of the (post-war) car world are racing Ferrari 250GT’s. Any 250GT, really.

A 250GT with racing influences in their design/construction or track time under their belts will always bring huge money.

FOr this 1956 250GT Tour de France, anyone can appreciate the glamor and beauty and iconic design from all angles. This is one that takes no concours experience to love. It just sinks into your brain via your eyes like a morphine drip — absolutely sublime in every way from every angle. If you had the money, you would pay $7.8-million for this car as well.

French Racing Blue on this example is just icing on the cake for this inspirational vehicle — which may or may not have directly inspired the Jaguar E-Type five years after it was delivered in 1956.

1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione Tour de France

 

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London

8 September 2014

 

Lot 156

1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione ‘Tour de France’ by Scaglietti

To be auctioned on Monday, September 8, 2014

Sold for £4,872,000

  • Chassis no. 0563 GT
  • Engine no. 0563 GT

225 bhp at 7,000 rpm, 2,953 cc SOHC V-12 engine with three Weber carburettors, four-speed all-synchromesh manual gearbox, independent front suspension with unequal length A-arms and coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs and parallel trailing arms, and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 2,600 mm

  • The eighth of nine 1956 250 GT Berlinetta Competiziones
  • Outstanding period racing history
  • Top 10 finishes at the 1956 and 1957 Tour de France Automobile
  • Matching-numbers example and certified by Ferrari Classiche
  • Original user manual, spare parts catalogue, and comprehensive history file included250gt tdf gif

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