<b>1958 Ferrari 250 GT <I>'Tour De France'</I> Alloy Berlinetta</b><br />Chassis no. 0899 GT<br />Engine no. 0354 C
Lot 85
The ex-Ed Lualdi Gabardi, Nando Pagliarini and Paul Mounier
Extensive period history including Monza Coppa Sant'Ambroeus overall win
1958 Ferrari 250 GT 'Tour De France' Alloy Berlinetta
Ferrari Classiche Red Book Certified
Refer to department for estimate

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1958 Ferrari 250 GT 'Tour De France' Alloy Berlinetta
Chassis no. 0899 GT
Engine no. 0354 C

2,953cc SOHC V-12 Engine
3 Weber 36 DCL/3 Carburetors
260 BHP at 7,000 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
Front Independent Suspension - Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

*Ferrari Classiche Red Book Certified
*Full restoration by Ferrari Classiche, Moto Technique and Rex Nguyen
*Significant period racing history including First overall at the 1958 Coppa Sant' Ambroeus at Monza
*Offered with comprehensive history file including copies of factory built sheets, many receipts, tools and owner's manual


THE 250 GT TOUR DE FRANCE

Following the disastrous accident at Le Mans in 1955, FIA regulations reclassified sports car racing to de-emphasize the influence of grand prix technology, which had steadily contributed to cars that were too fast to be remotely safe. With this new stress on fixed displacement classes, Ferrari found itself in an ideal position, already having a well-developed 3-liter engine, Giaocchino Colombo's celebrated short-block V-12.

Maranello already had a long tradition of building dual-purpose road racers, and the new Scaglietti-bodied 250 GT Berlinetta that appeared on chassis no. 0503 GT in early 1956 beautifully fulfilled the recipe. Built on the company's long-wheelbase 2,600mm chassis, the 250 GT Berlinetta fielded encouraging results during 1956, highlighted by the Marquis de Portago's victory at the new Tour de France rally in September. A year later, Oliver Gendebien won the race in another LWB Berlinetta, and he managed to repeat this feat in 1957 and 1958, illustrating the model's dominance at the 3,600-mile combination of circuits and hill climbs.

Ultimately the four consecutive victories at the French rally became the Berlinetta's signature accomplishments, and the model was soon more popularly known as the 250 GT Tour de France, or TdF. Produced in four discrete series through early 1959, the 250 GT TdF has evolved into one of Maranello's most collectible early models, claiming a racing mandate, generally impressive ownership provenance, and one of the most striking series of coachwork designs ever fashioned by master coachbuilder Sergio Scaglietti.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Boasting period racing use and a highly-awarded restoration, this fourth-series, covered headlight 250 GT Tour de France dazzles with its pristine presentation. Chassis no. 0899 GT is the third example of approximately 37 cars that featured a single-vent sail panel, and the 42nd example of 77 total Tour de France Berlinettas built. According to factory build sheets on file, the chassis was dispatched to Scaglietti for alloy, covered headlight coachwork on February 22, 1958, while the motor, gearbox, and rear end were all completed on March 25th and 26th. Four days later the car was officially completed at the factory.

During the first week of April 1958, this Ferrari was delivered new to Eduardo Lualdi-Gabardi, a privateer racer and textile entrepreneur from the town of Busto Arsizio. He entered 0899 GT in no fewer than 13 races over the following year, starting with first-in-class finishes at the Coppa della Consuma and the Varese-Campo di Fiori Hill Climb in June. In September, the Berlinetta finished third overall at the Coppa InterEuropa at Monza and second overall at the Trofeo Lumezzane. This was followed by a superb first overall finish at the Coppa Sant' Ambroeus at Monza in November.

In late 1958, Gabardi sold the 0899 GT to Ferdinando Pagliarini and he campaigned the car through the 1959 season, starting with a third-overall finish at the Coppa San Marino Hill Climb in April. A month later the Berlinetta achieved overall victory at the Castell' Arquato-Vernasca Hill Climb, and second-in-class finishes were recorded at the Coppa della Concuma Hill Climb in June and the Pontedecimo-Giovi Hill Climb in September.

By the spring of 1960 the 0899 GT was sold to Paul Mounier, a Frenchman who lived in Algeria and worked as the president of the Lycee Techniques d'Alger (Algiers Technical School). Mounier also operated an eponymous importer ship for French cars in Algiers, and he registered the TdF in the French colony for racing use. Mounier campaigned the car in both France and Africa, finishing fourth overall at the Rallye Alger-Hassi Messaoud-Alger in April 1960, participating in the Oran Hill Climb, and finishing 7th overall at the Grand Prix de Rouen.

In 1961, the powerful dual-purpose sports car was damaged in a road accident, and Mounier sold the car to a garage owner near Marseilles named Aldo Montagna. Soon after, 0899 GT's powerful experimental engine (internal no. 174 C) sold to French shoemaker Charles Jourdan, who installed it into a second-series 250 GT Cabriolet. The recoverable rear portion of the bodywork passed through the Carrosserie Rueda in Marseilles, from whom it was purchased by a racing enthusiast and mounted on a Swallow-Doretti chassis to build a one-off racecar, the Sunbeam Alpine Harrington Special.

Meanwhile, 0899 GT's chassis, which was still complete with gearbox, front and rear suspension, brakes, steering box, rear-end drive, fuel tank and the complete dash console, was purchased in 1969 by Jacques O'Hana of Marseilles. O'Hana registered the car and essentially retained possession for almost 20 years, at one point selling a majority of the components to François Chevallier, a sculptor who managed the Paul Ricard racing circuit. Chevallier eventually abandoned the project and sold the components back to O'Hana, who in turn sold them to Michel Ferry of Monaco in 1987.

It should be noted that during his efforts, Chevallier also acquired the original rear bodywork that had been used on the Harrington Special, which he eventually integrated into a 250 GT Coupe chassis to complete a TdF replica. Unfortunately, he stamped this replica as 0899 GT and sold it into the market, resulting in two cars claiming to be the same chassis number. Mr. Ferry made the effort to end the replica's claim to 0899 GT by reportedly obtaining a letter through Ferrari France's F40 LM team manager Jean Sage that explained the chassis' actual history, and the false stamping used on the second car.

Ferry is believed to have retained possession of the legitimate car through at least 1997, and in 1990 he commissioned the creation of proper new coachwork by the esteemed craftsmen at Carrozzeria AutoSport in Modena. Their work was further rectified by the factory, itself, when a refurbishment was entrusted in 2012 to Ferrari Classiche, ensuring the utmost possible authenticity. In addition to a complete chassis restoration, a newly cast correct-specification type 128 C engine was supplied by the factory, which was stamped and authenticated as 0899 GT. In February 2014, the factory certified the Berlinetta with a Ferrari Classiche Red Book clarifying the repairs listed above, and asserting that the car retains its original matching-numbers chassis (including suspension and brakes), gearbox, and Borrani wire wheels. A metallurgy test was performed during the certification process confirming the age of 0899GTs chassis, and copies of the Ferrari's original built sheets were retained. Additioally, assurance from the factory seeking that this car is, indeed, the only legitimate 0899 GT was sought, and a response from Ferrari's Marco Arrighi came unequivocally stating, "Your car is certified by Ferrari and it means that no other car can be recognized as chassis number 0899 GT."

The Ferrari was then purchased by the consignors, who soon after entrusted Rod Drew and
Francorchamps Ferrari Service in Costa Mesa, CA to ensure the classic Ferrari was properly sorted out mechanically. Further work was performed by Rex Nguyen and Moto Technique to the highest possible standards. In August 2016, 0899 GT was presented at Concorso Italiano in Monterey California, where the car won the Art Center's Students' Choice Award, the Best of Ferrari trophy, and the coveted Best in Show award. A month later, at the Sunday Mar-a-Lago Concours d'Elegance held in conjunction with the 2017 Cavallino Classic, the Tour de France won an Excellence in Class award.

0899 GT is accompanied by a tool roll and owner's manual, as well as an impressive collection of trophies, including the 2016 Concorso Italiano 'Best Ferrari' – 'Best of Show' trophy, the 2016 ArtCenter 'Student Choice' trophy, and the 2017 Mar-a-Lago 'Excellence in Class' trophy; yet the most impressive trophy is surely the 1959 'Coppa San Marino' trophy from 0899 GT's 1959 3rd place finish there. 0899 GT is documented with the Ferrari Classiche Red Book and a thick binder of vintage photos, former registration information, and owner's correspondence. The restoration file is equally impressive, with an abundance of receipts from Ferrari Classiche, Francorchamps Ferrari Service, Rex Nguyen and Moto Technique.

This striking covered headlight, alloy bodied Tour de France would make a beautiful addition to any collection, particularly assemblages focused on vintage Maranello racing machines. 0899 GT would be equally at home on fast-paced vintage car rallies such as the Colorado Grand, or the most prominent vintage racing events, such as the Goodwood meets, Monterey Historics or Monaco Grand Prix. Brought back to an exquisite state of condition, 0899 GT is now ready to commence a chapter of renewed excellence in the hands of its next dedicated caretaker.
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