The Ferrari GT Berlinettas are undeniably beautiful and, arguably, the greatest Ferrari racing cars ever built. The 250 GT Competizione Berlinetta – now popularly known as the Tour de France Berlinetta, in honour of the model's domination of the great French event with four outright victories – was the true forerunner of the series of cars which established Ferrari as a major force in sports car racing.
Here is the story of the development, building and racing of the Tour de France Ferraris. Importantly, the book also contains individual histories of the Ferrari TdF Berlinettas.
Out of print for many years, this classic edition has been reissued in paperback format, due to popular demand.
A book entirely dedicated to one specific model of Ferrari. A reprint of a book published in 1997. Firstly, the development and in particular the technique of the 250 GT engine is described in detail. Then by chassis year, the chassis numbers, and the races and hill climbs in which the car participated. An interview with driver Olivier de Gendebien about driving in the 250 GT and the description of a restoration. In the back of each chassis number an overview of the sales date and owners. For the Ferrari enthusiast and interest book. - Klassiek & Techniek.
The development history
Contemporaries of the Tour de France Berlinetta
Development and racing in 1956, 1957, 1958 and 1959
Living with a Tour de France
The Tour de France Berlinetta in modern competition
Individual chassis histories
Specification and performance data