What you see here is the 1957 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta ‘Tour de France’ with coachwork by Zagato. It is one of the most iconic and desirable of all 1950s GT Ferraris and the third of just five 250 GT LWB Berlinetta ‘Tour de France’ to be bodied by Zagato.
Made even more desirable is the fact that the 1957 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta ‘Tour de France’ with coachwork by Zagato is the final and only three examples to feature the carrozzeria’s iconic “double-bubble” roof and the only “double-bubble” example with covered headlights.
It was a race car that finished 2nd in class and 6th overall at the 1957 Mille Miglia and hence it is also known as the final “original” Mille Miglia. All told it had 10 podium finishes and no less than five class victories in over a dozen period races.
The 1957 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta ‘Tour de France’ is an example of a fully-matching number containing its original engine, transmission, and rear axle and had Pebble Beach award-winning restoration carried out to the original specification.
This rare example, which has a chassis 0065 GT, is offered publicly for the first time in almost 25 years, which is a truly landmark opportunity for collectors.
The 1957 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta ‘Tour de France’ with coachwork by Zagato is currently on the block at Sotheby’s Sealed private sales. If you have the dough to drop, you may register to bid for this super rare collectible automobile with a stellar racing history at sealed.sothebys.com.
The auction is ongoing and will close on August 19, 11 AM PDT (GMT-7). Meanwhile, you can learn more about Ferrari TdF ‘Double-Bubble’ Zagato HERE.
Images: RM Sotheby’s.