1958 Ferrari 250 Scaglietti TDF For Sale in Beckley, West Virginia 25801
Look out appreciators and collectors of classic sport cars! This 1958 Ferrari 250 Scaglietti Tour de France is a rare and valuable find. This one of a kind car comes fully loaded with a rich legacy that is properly suited for anyone who values the intricate history of these Italian made vehicles. This vehicle is for sale through One Percent Autos of Beckley, West Virginia.
In June of 1957, Ferrari 250 Berlinetta Competizione chassis number 0707 was purchased by Michel Ringoir, a wealthy amateur driver, through Ecurie Francochamps, the Ferrari dealer in Belgium. 0707 GT was the last of the 14-louver Berlinettas, with the further distinction of the only one having the largest fuel tank (capacity: 137 liter) installed. While Ringoir registered his new Ferrari for road use, he immediately began racing, and somewhere during this era (perhaps 1958) 0707 suffered a bad shunt, with Ringoir deciding that rather than repair the body, he commissioned Scaglietti to create an entire new body, and at the same time upgrade the front end to include the recessed, covered headlamps with Perspex covers. Since Scaglietti was the original body manufacturer, it was an easy, yet authentic task. With body project nearly complete, Ringoir had a change of heart and decided to make the necessary repairs on the original 0707 body.
This original Recommissioned body sat unmolested at Ferrari until the 70's when noted Ferrari Collector and Dealer Joe Marchetti bought it and had it on display as art work in his Facility in Chicago. When he passed away it was acquired by Bob Fernando in Kansas City who also displayed it. He sold it in the early 2000's to Marc Spizzirri in California with a proper Elana Chassis with no engine as a project. That is the Chassis # now on this TDF. A proper inside plug engine and transmission were acquired from Ash Marshall who had acquired it from Dick Merritt out of a same year Boano that had raced in the Mille Miglia. Spizzirri assembled the car with the idea of racing it but never finished it completely. Car was bought by One Percent Autos and taken to Fast Cars who performed a Concours Restoration to exact specifications. Now complete; truly the LAST 14-louver 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione built.
Never damaged, never raced, and potentially, as a no-mileage, literally new 1958 Scaglietti-bodied 250 GT Tour de France, this will be an enviable asset and must-have vehicle for any Ferrari collector.