Chassis No.0639 GT: Correct Matching No’s: EU Registered
Millie Miglia Eligible: Factory Classiche Certification
One off only 67 Coupe’s Built: Concours Restored
Enzo Ferrari’s passion was building racing cars; however by 1950 he had come to the conclusion that exclusive road going coupes and convertibles would have to be constructed by the company. There was demand from wealthy followers of Ferrari on the track, and construction of road cars would help fund the racing effort. Early cars were bodied by such coachbuilders as Vignale, Ghia of Turin and Touring of Milan. Ferrari believed that the success of the Scuderia on the racing circuits of the world would attract a customer base for high-performance luxury cars. He was right!
Early Ferrari road cars were built in very small numbers, usually to special customer order, and there was no attempt at standardisation. A significant change occurred in 1954 when the Pinin Farina-designed Ferrari 250 Europa GT was launched at the Paris Show. It was Ferrari’s first true production model and the foundation for all of Ferrari’s future 250 models.
The production of # 0639 GT commenced in December 1956 with body mounting at the "Carrozzeria Boano" in February 1957. Delivered new in 1957 to the famous Italian publisher and founder of The Republic daily newspaper Giorgio Mondadori of Milan, Italy. Previous owners have included Jim Baxter, owner of the famous Lark Lane Motor Museum in Liverpool which is now one of Europe’s leading recording studios.
In 2013 the car was commissioned to a complete bare metal repaint to present # 0639 GT in the correct Ferrari period production paint finish of is Argeto Autiel over Vechia Ferrochi together with a complete and detailed mechanical restoration carried out by an official Ferrari Classiche service centre with the issue of the Factory Classiche Certification.
Further mechanical preparations have taken place since culminating in a fresh engine rebuild by renowned marque specialist, Terry Hoyle, in December 2017.
Accompanying the Ferrari is its comprehensive restoration invoices, FIVA identity card and Classiche certification folder issued by Ferrari Spa. This is a unique opportunity to acquire a highly collectable ultra-low volume Ferrari 250 Coupe in concours condition. Available for immediate inspection at our central London showrooms.