1957 – 1958 Ferrari 250 GT ‘Tour de France’ 3-Louvre
Ferrari 250 GT ‘Tour de France’ 3-Louvre
250 GT Berlinetta “Tour de France” 3-Louvre
In the spring of 1957 Ferrari revised their ‘Tour de France’ Berlinetta with a new body that included 3-louvres on the rear sail panel. Also new to the design were covered headlights that were mounted higher and further back into the fenders and rear fender which were more pronounced and finished with the taillights.
Along with the new headlights, the 3-Louvre got optional full-width bumpers which were sometimes mounted with fog lights. A small strip was also added to the sill panel which was dropped in 1959.
Mechanical changes included a new Fichtel & Sachs clutch, slightly harsher springing and a larger 136 liter fuel tank.
IN 1957 14 cars were built with the 3-louvre design including 0723GT, 0731GT, 0733GT, 0747GT, 0749GT, 0753GT, 0763GT, 0767GT, 0771GT, 0773GT, 0781GT, 0787GT, 0793GT and 0805GT. Four more 1958 cars also including 0879GT, 0881GT, 0893GT, 0895GT brings the total 3-louvre production up to 18 cars.
Our feature car is chassis 0805GT which was first sold to Pierre Noblet who got a first in class at both the GP de Spa and 12 Hours of Reims.