This very special 250 GT Tour de France was raced in Europe during the late 1950s, including the 1958 Targa Florio. This model, of which fewer than 100 were built, earned its name by winning the Tour de France for automobiles (a series of closed circuit and open road events) in 1956 and 1957. This example has been in the United States since the early 1960s, and the current owner has had it since 1966. The car ran in the 1990 Mille Miglia, numerous Monterey Historic races, and several runnings of the Colorado Grand. It has been repainted in the 1970s.
Sold new to Ferraro in Italy on May 7, 1958, the car was entered in the 1958 Targa Florio by him with #5 and classified as DNF. Raced in a variety of other Italian events, sometimes listed as driven by 'Hippocrate', others as Ferraro. A third in class in the October 5, 1958 Triese-Opacina event appears to be the most successful result. Purchased by Fred Peters in 1966 and maintained, driven and raced by Fred Peters and Charles Betz, the car participated in the 1990 Mille Miglia, Colorado Grands, Rolex Monterey Historics, vintage races at Sears Point and Willow Springs. It took a class win both days at the Ferrari-Maserati Fontana Historic Challenge event in 2005.Also photographed at :