Car Catcher: A Rare, Numbers-Matching Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta

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As the predecessor to both the 250 GT SWB and the 250 GTO, the Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta earned the nickname "Tour de France" for its success at the automobile race four years in a row, from 1956 to '59.

This particular 1958 250 GT LWB Berlinetta, carrying a matching chassis and engine number of 0881, is one of approximately 90 ever built. The listing states that this 250 GT is especially collectible because it's "one of eighteen highly desirable three louver, covered headlight cars."

The car also has a unique history, competing in a few races in Belgium in the spring of 1958 before being caught in a garage fire shortly after. Although burned, the 250 GT was restored. It then participated in numerous vintage races and concours events from the late '90s all the way through 2016.

Powering this Ferrari is a 3.0-liter V12 said to have 59,207 kilometers (approximately 36,789 miles) on the odometer, though the listing notes that its true mileage is unknown. Gear changes are handled through a four-speed manual transmission, with the shifter wrapped in the car's "supple brown upholstery."

The interior also comes finished with a roll bar, five-point Simpson Racing harness, and fire-supression system.

Included in the sale are recent service records, copies of original factory paperwork, and numerous on-track photographs of the car.

Find this 1958 250 GT LWB Berlinetta for sale from Fantasy Junction for $4,350,000.

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