THE BLACKBOOK: A rare Ferrari with a very strong work ethic

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When it comes to vintage and classic cars, sometimes its all about the resume and this particular Ferrari’s CV reads like a desirable world class race car.

© 2016 Wouter Melissen Courtesy UltimateCarPage.com
© 2016 Wouter Melissen Courtesy UltimateCarPage.com

Ferrari dominated the track and the showroom in the 1950’s with the 250. Many variants and trims were spun off from the original model and some cars were destined only for the track while others roamed the avenues of Monaco and Beverly Hills for leisure use.

© 2016 Wouter Melissen Courtesy UltimateCarPage.com
© 2016 Wouter Melissen Courtesy UltimateCarPage.com

One model that stands out in the model’s lineage is the Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta Scaglietti TdF. Let’s break that down:

  • LWB stands for Long Wheel Base
  • Berlinetta refers to the sporty coupe lines of the body work
  • Scaglietti refers to Carrozzeria Scaglietti who handled construction of project cars
  • TdF stands for Tour de France race which this car ran in 1959

At only 77 cars built, the 250 GT TdF, the rarity of the model makes it a worthy addition to any showcase or hedge fund type investment pool. This car’s unique history propels the desirability factor and could be one of those machines that provides an outstanding return to the patient investor.

© 2016 Wouter Melissen Courtesy UltimateCarPage.com
© 2016 Wouter Melissen Courtesy UltimateCarPage.com

The 256 hp car (a massive number for the mid 1950’s) was run in key races in 1957, 58 and 59 and dominated first place in the spring of 1959. A full history of races and finishes is available.

This unique example of Ferrari’s past track prowess is now available for sale in a non-auction format.

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By Doron Levy Courtesy TheTopTier Digital Media / All images © 2016 Wouter Melissen Courtesy UltimateCarPage.com

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