1958 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB TDF - Ex 1958 Mille Miglia Rally Entrant and 1959 Vernasca Silver Flag Winner

Ex 1958 Mille Miglia Rally Entrant and 1959 Vernasca Silver Flag Winner

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1958
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red/White
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - True Greats
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1
Tuesday 7 December 2010
This legendary Ferrari 250GT Tour de France left the factory on March 30th 1958. At its helm several renowned drivers successfully participated in numerous races - amongst the 37 Ferrari 250 Berlinetta Passo Lungo (LWB), more commonly known as Tour de France, chassis 0899GT has collected the most competition trophies.
Notable wins were achieved at the 1958 Coppa della Consuma hillclimb, and a week later another first at the Varese-Campo dei Fiori hillclimb, so it can be seen that 0899GT competed extensively in the late 1950s. There was an entry to the Mille Miglia and many national events throughout Italy, with Eduardo Lualdi Galardi (otherwise known as “Lualdi”), Nando Pagliarini & Paul Mounier at the wheel.
In 1961 Mounier had a traffic accident with this car and subsequently 0899GT was sold to Frenchman Jacques Ohana: the complete chassis on its wheels including the transm