1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta by Zagato wins Best of Show at 2011 ‘Uniques’

1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta by Zagato wins Best of Show at 2011 ‘Uniques’

David Sydorick’s Zagato-bodied GT Ferrari beat stiff opposition at this year’s ‘Uniques’ concours in Florence.

The two-tone 250 GT, a car extensively raced in period, and with a 1956 Mille Miglia entry to its name, was a worthy winner of the Best of Show prize. That said, the standard of competition was so high that either of the runners-up – Bernie Carl’s 1962 Ferrari 268 SP and Arturo Keller’s 1938 Bugatti Type 57S by Gangloff – could have taken overall victory.

Held at the super-deluxe Four Seasons Hotel Florence, and organised by MAC Group, the exclusive concours is now in its second year and is a celebration of truly significant motor cars: one-offs, examples with famous ownership or celebrated racing or motor show success.

1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta by Zagato wins Best of Show at 2011 ‘Uniques’

It was fitting that a Zagato-styled car won the overall award, as the great Milanese coachbuilder was afforded a class of its own, with several examples of Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia and Ferrari so-bodied gracing the gardens.

1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta by Zagato wins Best of Show at 2011 ‘Uniques’

Full report to follow.

1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta by Zagato wins Best of Show at 2011 ‘Uniques’ 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta by Zagato wins Best of Show at 2011 ‘Uniques’ 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta by Zagato wins Best of Show at 2011 ‘Uniques’
1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta by Zagato wins Best of Show at 2011 ‘Uniques’ 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta by Zagato wins Best of Show at 2011 ‘Uniques’ 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta by Zagato wins Best of Show at 2011 ‘Uniques’

Text: Steve Wakefield
Photos: Classic Driver


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