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1958 Ferrari 250 GT TdF Berlinetta / 0933 Vehicle Information

1958 Ferrari 250 GT TdF photograph

1958 Ferrari 250 GT TdF photograph

1958 Ferrari 250 GT TdF photograph

1958 Ferrari 250 GT TdF photograph

1958 Ferrari 250 GT TdF photograph

1958 Ferrari 250 GT TdF photograph

1958 Ferrari 250 GT TdF photograph

1958 Ferrari 250 GT TdF photograph

1958 Ferrari 250 GT TdF photograph

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Sold for $1,540,000 at 2006 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction.
The Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta was produced from 1955 through 1959. Their first major racing success came in 1956 when drivers Alfonso de Portago and Edmund Nelson won the grueling, week-long Tour de France. The event was so difficult on drivers and automobiles that only 36 of the 103 starters were able to complete the race. The course was a 5383km circuit of France that included six circuit races, two hill climbs, and one regularity test. What makes their accomplishment even more special was that they beat factory teams driven by expert drivers, such as Stirling Moss in the Mercedes-Benz 300SL. After this amazing accomplishment, the Long Wheelbase Berlinetta was given the designation 'TdF' Tour de France. The accomplishments of the Ferrari 250 GT LWB was not a fluke; over the next three years, the cars would prove themselves at the Tour de France and each year emerged victorious.

The 250 GT TdF was a dominant force in most of the races they were entered. They gave their driver's podium finishes in both class categories and overall victories in many sporting events that included circuit races, hill climbs, rallies, and more. The combination of lightweight construction, potent performance, agile handling, and reliability made the Ferrari 250GT TdF a legend and a feared adversary.

The Ferrari 250GT LWB sat atop of a 2800mm wheelbase and was powered by a 3-liter V12 engine that produced 240-280 horsepower. Most of the earlier cars were bodied by Pininfarina with many later versions being handled by Scaglietti. As the years progressed, so did the improvements to the design and the vehicle's mechanical components. In 1958 the vehicles received a new gearbox with a centrally located shift lever. The engine was given major modifications such as revised cylinder heads and intake manifolds, new crankshaft and valves, and stronger connecting rods.

On the outside, the headlights were moved back slightly in the front fenders and given a protective Plexiglas flaring. Located just behind the front tires were three vents which aided in the cycling of air to the engine and brakes. Vents could also be found behind the doors and above the rear wheels which helped circulate air through the cockpit.

This 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta Tour De France with coachwork designed by Pinin Farina and constructed by Scaglietti was offered for sale at the 2006 Gooding & Company Auction held in Pebble Beach, CA. It is equipped with a 2953-cc V12 engine that produces 260 horsepower. It was delivered on June 17 of 1958 and is the only vehicle of its kind to be adorned with gold metallic color known as Oro Chiaro. It carries chassis number 0933 and was the eleventh of 36 single-vent TdFs constructed. Its history from new is known and well documented.

The vehicles first owner purchased the car for just under $9000 and within a few months had entered it into its first race, the Molina-Rocco Cocconato hill climb, where it placed fifth. This was followed by a DNF at another Hillclimb event. A few weeks later it was entered into its third Hillclimb event where the car emerged ahead of the competition. its first owner would race the car once more before selling it to its next owner.

The second owner entered the car in only one racing competition, the Gran Premio della Lotteria in Monza, but failed to finish the race.

The car was given engine modifications in the 1960s which improved the reliability which decreasing the overall weight. Those changes are still present in the vehicle in modern times.

The car was abandoned by its owner at the Paris airport in an attempt to evade French taxation. French authorities impounded the car and kept it in their possession until it was sold in 1967 at a customs auction. The car was sold again a year later with the new owner painting the car in red. From then, it passed through several more owners. Near the close of the 1990's, the car was repainted back to its original color.

The car has been shown at the Louis Vuitton Concours d'Elegance at Bagatelle, Paris and the VIII Automobiles Classiques. It has been awarded the 'Sheer Elegance' award from the 2003 Louis Vuitton Concours d'Elegance.

At the Gooding & Company Auction, this was one of the many highlights that graced the auction-block stage. It is one of only 36 single-vent, covered headlight, LWB Berlineta's produced. It is very original and wonderfully preserved. It has the factory upgraded engine with the rare Testa Rossa Sump which made the engine more reliable, powerful, and lighter. On auction day, the car was sold netting $1,540,000.


By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2009
Sold for $1,540,000 at 2006 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction.
Enzo Ferrari was a man of powerful intellect and unwavering determination who inscribed his name on automobiles of rare creativity. Ferrari was always devoted to racing and pursued parallel tracks in Formula 1, sports racers & gran turismo. None of Ferrari's gran turismo racers has enjoyed more success, nor is more sought after and dependable, than the 250 GT Berlinetta.

Constructed by Scaglietti with coachwork designed by Pinin Farina, the 250 GT was built between 1955 and 1959. The Long Wheelbase Berlinetta earned its name, Tour de France (TdF), when Alfonso de Portago and Edmund Nelson won the week-long Tour de France in 1956.

The car was built on a 2,800mm wheelbase chassis, using Ferrari's twin oval tube frame with coil spring independent front suspension and a live rear axle with semi-elliptical leaf spring and parallel trailing arms for positive location. But the soul of the TdF was its three-liter V-12 engine, producing 240-280 horsepower at 7,000 RPM.

The 1958 250 GT Tour de France benefited from design and mechanical improvements. The most important enhancement was a new gearbox with a centrally located shift lever. Internal features of the engine were strengthened, and there were new valves, new crankshaft, strong connecting rods, and revised cylinder heads and intake manifold.


2006 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction

Sale Price :
USD $1,540,000

1958 Ferrari 250 GT TdF Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1958 sales)
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta
Chassis#: 0903 GT
Sold for USD$5,100,000
  2019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
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1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta
Chassis#: 1037 GT
Sold for USD$5,890,000
  2019 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta
Chassis#: 0905 GT
Sold for USD$6,600,000
  2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
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1958 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione 'Tour de France' by Scaglietti
Chassis#: 0897 GT
Sold for USD$7,330,400
  2015 RM Sotheby's London Auction
 
1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB 'Tour de France' Berlinetta
Chassis#: 1039GT
Sold for USD$3,606,400
  2011 RM Auctions - London
 
1958 Ferrari 250 GT TDF Berlinetta LWB
Sold for USD$1,540,000
  2006 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction
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Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1958 Ferrari 250 GT TdF's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour De France Alloy Berlinetta0899 GT2017 Bonhams : Quail Lodge   
1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta Tour de France0903 GT2010 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auctions $2,600,000$3,200,000
1958 Ferrari 250 GT TDF LWB 2009 Automobiles of Arizona$1,800,000$2,000,000$2,500,000
1958 Ferrari 250GT ‘Tour de France Aluminium Competition Berlinetta0903 GT2008 The Palace Hotel, Gstaad, Switzerland $4,000,000$5,000,000
1958 Ferrari 250GT Berlinetta TDF 2002 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction$875,000  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT TdF
1956 Berlinetta
Chassis Num: 0507 GT
Engine Num: 0507 GT

Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT TdF
1956 Berlinetta
Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis Num: 0515GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT TdF
1956 Berlinetta
Chassis Num: 0555

Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT TdF
1956 Berlinetta
Chassis Num: 0557GT
Engine Num: 0557GT

Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT TdF
1956 LWB Berlinetta
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 0585GT
Engine Num: 0585GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT TdF
1957 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti

Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT TdF
1957 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT TdF
1957 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti

Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT TdF
1957 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT TdF
1957 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 0619GT
Engine Num: 0619GT

Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT TdF
1957 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis Num: 0665 GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT TdF
1957 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 0677 GT

Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT TdF
1957 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 0703 GT
Engine Num: 0703 GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT TdF
1957 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 0763GT

Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT TdF
1958 Berlinetta
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT TdF
1958 Berlinetta
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 0787GT

Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT TdF
1958 Berlinetta
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 0793
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT TdF
1958 Berlinetta
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 0881GT

Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT TdF
1958 Berlinetta
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 0895 GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT TdF
1958 Berlinetta
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 0899 GT
Engine Num: 0354 C

Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT TdF
1958 Berlinetta
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 0901GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT TdF
1958 Berlinetta
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 0903GT
Engine Num: 0903GT

Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT TdF
1958 Berlinetta
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 0905 GT
Engine Num: 0905 GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT TdF
1958 Berlinetta
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 0909GT

Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT TdF
1958 Berlinetta
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 0933
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT TdF
1958 Berlinetta
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 1031GT

Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT TdF
1959 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1161
Engine Num: 1161
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT TdF
1959 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1321GT

Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT TdF
1959 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1353GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT TdF
1959 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1357GT

Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT TdF
1959 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1385GT

1958 Ferrari 250 GT TdF

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