1958 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta is a rare and highly desired competition model
Looking for just the right multi-million-dollar Ferrari to add to your collection? Gooding & Company has a trio of special V12 Ferraris for your consideration consigned for the auction company’s 16th annual sale in Pebble Beach, California, in August.
The selection of Ferraris is led off by a fairly spectacular competition model, a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta, which Gooding says is “one of the most sought-after GT racing cars of the 1950s, with just 78 examples produced.”
This TdF, Chassis 0903 GT, is the fourth of 36 single-louver Tour de France Berlinettas built, the auction notes in a news release, and the current owner had the coupe totally restored by a marque specialist in period light gray with bright-red accents.
The pre-auction estimated value is $5.5 million to $6 million.
“Delivered new to Sweden, this Tour de France was initially owned by two Swedish race car drivers; first by noted driving ace Sture Nottorp and later Kjell Lundberg,” Gooding says in the release. “After remaining in Sweden for decades, the TdF eventually made its way to the United States.”
Since its restoration, the Ferrari has won prestigious concours awards, including the Platinum Award at the 2013 Cavallino Classic in Palm Beach, Florida; first place Blue Ribbon at the 2013 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Florida; and a Premio d’Onore (honor award) at the 2013 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy.
Another seven-figure Ferrari on the Pebble Beach docket is a rare 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS, a 12-cylinder Spider of which just 99 examples were made and coming from more than 35 years of single-family ownership.
The GTS comes with its original engine and a report from top Ferrari expert Marcel Massini, the auction says. Its estimated value is $2 million to $2.4 million.
A 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona also will be offered at Pebble Beach, and while its estimated value falls short of a million dollars at $750,000 to $850,000, the Ferrari market remains red hot, so who knows?
This Daytona has been driven just 21,000 miles since new and is a highly original example, the catalog says, and it comes with a Ferrari Classiche Red Book, tool kit and handbooks.
Gooding’s auction takes place August 16 and 17 at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center, adjacent to the fairways where the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will be held a day later as the culmination of Monterey Car Week. For more information, visit the auction website.