It is agruably among the most gorgeous sporting activities and racing vehicles ever constructed. Currently a 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Excursion de France has actually been elected “Best of Show” by the court at the Concorso d’Eleganza Rental property d’Este.
Today the Scenic tour de France might be much more connected with bike auto racing– but in post-war Europe, the endurance race on public roads was among the greatest and most renowned difficulties for sports as well as competing automobiles. So when a lightweight Ferrari 250 sports car won the challenge in 1956, the collection of Pininfarina-designed grand tourers was naturally christened Scenic tour de France also. The TdF was a true auto racing automobile. And the spectacular silver automobile that currently claimed the Trofeo BMW Team– much better known as the court’s “Ideal of Program”– that was the 2nd automobile of the collection definitely met the name.
In fact, it began its auto racing job at the Mille Miglia, just hrs after its initial owner Ottavio Randaccio took the keys to his new auto in April 1956. After being competed at roadway races and hillclimbs all throughout Europe by various owners, the Ferrari transferred to the United States where it entered the collection of Brian Ross, its current proprietor. Perfectly brought back, this remarkable no-louvres-example has rightfully taken the crown at this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.
Pictures: Remi Dargegen for Standard Chauffeur