The Story of Zapping Autonews RML Short Wheelbase (2022): Car Zero model of the Ferrari 250 GT SWB on video
In the UK, the Salon Privé 2022 romance competition has its winner. The car that leaves this event with the Best of Show trophy is this 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta. This Italian Berlinetta is one of five long-wheelbase models that Zagato carried. The victory of this car seems logical, since Salon Privé celebrated the 75th anniversary of the racing horse brand in 2022.
Stamped with chassis number 0515GT, this example hit the tracks first. Built for a certain Vladimiro Galluzzi, then sold to Italian driver Luigi Taramazzo. Then, it withdrew from circulation in 1958. Its entire history has not been traced by Salon Privé, but we know that its current owners are David and Ginny Sydorick, collectors of Zagato models.
Elegant blue and white livery
Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France BerlinettaPhoto Credit – Salon Privé
Powered by a massive V12, the Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta is visually distinguished by its double-ridged roof. The car sports a two-tone livery, set with a blue body with a white roof. A modified design by Zagato obliges, the small Z is located just above the side air intakes. During the Salon Privé romantic competition, the Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta beat the Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B Mille Miglia Cabriolet Graber, the Bentley 8 Liter or the Ferrari 365 P Fantuzzi.
A very rare, Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta was produced by Zagato in 1956. It made its debut in 2022 by winning the “Best of Show” trophy at the Salon Privé motor show in England. This title rewards its extraordinary conservation status with its elegant blue and white color.