1958 Ferrari 250 GT TdF Berlinetta by Scaglietti

Brian Henniker, courtesy of Gooding & Co.

Over the past six decades, the 250 GT Tour de France has become one of the most sought after and collectible of the classic Ferraris. Marrying advanced engineering with magnificent aesthetics, the TdF achieved a fantastic racing record, paving the way for future competition berlinettas such as the 250 GT SWB, the 250 GTO, and the 275 GTB/C.

The Tour de France presented here is the fourth example of the 36 built in the single-louver style and one of even fewer fashioned with the elegant covered-headlight treatment. This TdF was equipped with a competition-prepared engine.

Today the coachwork is finished in a period-correct paint scheme — silver gray accented by a vivid red stripe. The interior was trimmed in handsome gray leather with matching carpets. The engine was rebuilt and then tested and tuned on the dyno.

This car earned a second in class at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. During an impressive winning streak, the car received a Platinum Award at the Cavallino Classic, First in Class at Amelia Island, the Speed and Style Award at Villa d’Este, and Best Race Car at the FCA National Meet. It was also the subject of a Cavallino magazine feature article by historian Alan Boe.

Chassis 0903GT has been granted a FIVA Passport and was certified by the Ferrari Classiche Department, attesting it retains its major components. It is further supported by factory build sheets, magazine articles, research notes, restoration records and Massini report.

Steve Ahlgrim

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Steve taught high school auto shop before moving to Atlanta, GA, where his love of sports cars led him to FAF Motorcars, the former Ferrari dealer where he served as General Manager and Vice President. He has been a self-proclaimed “one-trick pony,” coveting the Ferrari marque. He has been involved in concours judging for over 25 years and is a member of the IAC/PFA, an international committee overseeing high-level Ferrari concours judging. He is chief judge of the Celebration Exotic Car Show in Celebration, FL.

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