1957 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Zagato

For the first time in nearly 25 years, one of the most desirable Ferraris ever made is coming up for auction via Sotheby’s Sealed. Sotheby’s Sealed will auction off an example of the iconic Zagato-bodied 1957 250 GT LWB Berlinetta “Tour de France” is one of five built by the legendary Italian coach builder and finished 6th overall and 2nd in class at the 1957 Mille Miglia.

The car that will hit the block, chassis no. 0665 GT was the third car completed by Zagato and the last one to receive the distinctive double-bubble roof and the only double-bubble car to have covered headlights. The car also retains its original 2.95-liter Colombo V-12 engine, transmission, and transaxle. It competed in a dozen period races in its time, claiming 10 podiums and five class victories, and could easily fill a trophy cabinet with its post-racing show career. 

The Zagato 250 GT “Tour de France” is 66 years old, but thanks to several restorations, including two last decade, it looks brand new.   It sports a two-tone finish that pairs a gunmetal grey body with a contrasting silver roof just like at the Mille Miglia and is adorned with its original start numbers. The interior is covered in sumptuous red leather.

The auction takes place August 16-19 in Monterey, California.