There are only 35 other cars like the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta being offered by Gooding & Company. What sets this car, chassis number 0905, apart from others is it being a single-louvre competition Berlinetta. What’s more, this particular car has unique features not seen in other Tour de Frances.
The model takes its name from Ferrari’s dominance of the Tour de France in the 1950s. The five day race covered 3,300 miles and included open road rally stages, six circuit races, two hill climbs, and a 500-meter drag race. Ferrari stacked up a list of wins at the epic race, culminating with a 1-2-3 finish in 1958—of note about that particular year is that only 37 of the 103 cars to start that race actually finished.
Chassis 0905 has its own list of victories, including a third in class at the XVIII Trieste-Opicina hill climb. After its racing career, the car came to the United States and eventually ended up in the collection of Fred Peters. A complete restoration of the car to its original livery was undertaken in 2014, afterwhich the car was shown at the 25th Annual Palm Beach Cavallino Classic, where it won the Coppa Bella Macchina Award.