1964 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Re-creation  Chassis no. 330GT 5333 Engine no. 5411

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Lot 155
1964 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Re-creation
Chassis no. 330GT 5333 Engine no. 5411

€ 250,000 - 300,000
US$ 280,000 - 340,000
1964 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Re-creation
Coachwork by Ferrari

Chassis no. 330GT 5333
Engine no. 5411

Footnotes

  • Cette reconstitution de Ferrari 250 TR 1959 fait partie d'une série de 5 voitures commandées par Alistair Walker et construites par Jim Rose.

    Elle a été réalisée spécialement pour le célèbre pilote Ferrari et Lotus Innes Ireland.

    La voiture est superbe dans les moindres détails avec ses sièges garnis de tissu écossais. Elle apparaît dans le livre d'Innes Ireland, 'All Arms and Elbows' (2ème édition) avec des photos de lui lors de son mariage avec Jean Howeth.

    La 250 TR est construite sur la base d'une 330GT châssis numéro '5333' et est motorisée par un V12 de 3957 cc, équipé de 6 carburateurs Weber double corps et accouplés à une boîte de vitesses manuelle à quatre rapports avec overdrive.
    Sa carrosserie a été fabriquée par Les Monk et son fils. Jim Rose et Les Monk avaient déjà re-carrossé trois Ferrari 330GT avant de réaliser celle-ci en 1992.

    La carrosserie d'origine a été supprimée et remplacée par une structure tubulaire en acier pour soutenir la nouvelle carrosserie tandis que le châssis, les suspensions et les freins ont été refaits à neuf.

    L'idée était de réaliser des roadsters Ferrari attrayants et facilement utilisables, sans pour autant faire des répliques ou des clones de vraies 250 Testa Rossa.

    En 2005, la voiture a fait l'objet d'une révision et de travaux pour un montant d'environ £15,500.

    La voiture est vendue avec des photographies studio, de nombreuses factures, une quantité de contrôles techniques expirés (MoT), des vignettes ainsi que des documents anciens et actuels d'immatriculation (Swansea V5).

    Voici donc l'opportunité d'acquérir une voiture de sport très belle et performante ayant jadis appartenue à l'un des plus grands pilotes automobiles des années 50 et 60.


    Formerly the property of Innes Ireland

    One of the most evocative model names in motoring history, 'Testa Rossa' (Red Head) was first applied to a competition Ferrari in 1956. So called because of its distinctive red-painted cam covers, the 500TR sportscar was developed as a 'cheaper' alternative to the Maranello firm's larger multi-cylinder cars and came, initially, with a four-cylinder 2.0-litre engine developing around 180bhp. For the Testa Rossa, a four-speed gearbox in unit with the engine and a live rear axle were preferred to the 750 Monza's five-speed transaxle/De Dion arrangement. Nevertheless, this somewhat simplified specification would prove no handicap, the Testa Rossa in its later twelve-cylinder form proving good enough to win the sports car World Championship three times between 1958 and 1961, only the combination of Aston Martin and Stirling Moss depriving Ferrari of the title in 1959.

    Built to comply with Appendix C of the FIA's sporting regulations, the 500 TRC appeared in time for the 1957 season equipped with full-width windscreen, passenger door, folding hood and spare wheel, all of which were then deemed necessary to comply with the definition of a 'sports car'. The first twelve-cylinder version - the 250 Testa Rossa - was built to conform to the new 3.0-litre sports car formula applied from 1958. Its development overseen by Carlo Chitti, the 250TR combined the chassis of the 290MM and the engine of the 250GT. Launched in November 1957, the production 250TR appeared with sensational bodywork by Pininfarina, the projecting nose separated from the wings by huge brake cooling ducts being a veritable styling tour de force by a master carrozzier approaching the height of his powers.

    Developed progressively, the 250TR gained a five-speed gearbox, disc brakes, independent rear suspension and an F1 Dino-esque shark-nosed body as the years went by, finally bowing out in grand style in 1962 when Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien won the Le Mans 24 Hour Race in the lone 330TRI/LM entered.

    This recreation of a 1959 Ferrari 250 TR is one of only five examples commissioned by Alistair Walker and built by Jim Rose specifically for the famous Ferrari and Lotus works racing driver Innes Ireland. Superb in every detail with seats trimmed in his own tartan, this car appears in Innes Ireland's book, 'All Arms and Elbows' (2nd edition) with pictures of him at his wedding to Jean Howeth.

    The car is based on Ferrari 330GT '5333' and is powered by a 3,957cc V12, breathing via a sextet of twin-choke Weber carburettors and mated to a four-speed manual transmission with electrically operated overdrive. Its body was fabricated by Les Monk and his son. Jim Rose and Les Monk had already re-bodied three of the Ferrari 330GT coupés before this one was done in 1992. The original steelwork was removed and replaced with steel tubing to support the new bodywork while the chassis, suspension and brakes were restored to 'as new' condition. The idea was to make attractive and driveable Ferrari roadsters that looked correct yet were not fakes or clones of an original Testa Rossa.

    The car had a full inspection, road test and report with the recommended rectification and safety work carried out in 2005 at a cost of some £15,500. Documentation on file includes studio photographs, assorted correspondence, numerous invoices, a quantity of expired MoTs and tax discs, and previous/current UK Swansea V5 registration documents. A wonderful opportunity to acquire a sensational looking, high-performance sports car previously owned by one of the great motor racing characters of the 1950s and 1960s.
1964 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Re-creation  Chassis no. 330GT 5333 Engine no. 5411
1964 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Re-creation  Chassis no. 330GT 5333 Engine no. 5411
1964 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Re-creation  Chassis no. 330GT 5333 Engine no. 5411
1964 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Re-creation  Chassis no. 330GT 5333 Engine no. 5411
1964 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Re-creation  Chassis no. 330GT 5333 Engine no. 5411
1964 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Re-creation  Chassis no. 330GT 5333 Engine no. 5411
1964 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Re-creation  Chassis no. 330GT 5333 Engine no. 5411
1964 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Re-creation  Chassis no. 330GT 5333 Engine no. 5411
1964 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Re-creation  Chassis no. 330GT 5333 Engine no. 5411
1964 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Re-creation  Chassis no. 330GT 5333 Engine no. 5411
1964 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Re-creation  Chassis no. 330GT 5333 Engine no. 5411
1964 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Re-creation  Chassis no. 330GT 5333 Engine no. 5411
1964 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Re-creation  Chassis no. 330GT 5333 Engine no. 5411
1964 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Re-creation  Chassis no. 330GT 5333 Engine no. 5411
1964 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Re-creation  Chassis no. 330GT 5333 Engine no. 5411
1964 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Re-creation  Chassis no. 330GT 5333 Engine no. 5411
1964 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Re-creation  Chassis no. 330GT 5333 Engine no. 5411
1964 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Re-creation  Chassis no. 330GT 5333 Engine no. 5411
1964 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Re-creation  Chassis no. 330GT 5333 Engine no. 5411
1964 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Re-creation  Chassis no. 330GT 5333 Engine no. 5411
1964 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Re-creation  Chassis no. 330GT 5333 Engine no. 5411
1964 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Re-creation  Chassis no. 330GT 5333 Engine no. 5411
1964 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Re-creation  Chassis no. 330GT 5333 Engine no. 5411
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