When I said Ferrari is synonymous with speed and class, I forgot to mention one thing, Ferrari is also synonymous with winning. And this speedster has yet again won another title. The Ferrari 250 GT Coupé Pinin Farina Chassis no. 0419 GT has won the Best Restoration title at the 2009 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is one of the most significant events that celebrates the mystique of Historic Cars. And the winning car has a unique history too.
Built and originally exhibited at the Brussels Motor Show in January 1956, it was delivered to the Ecurie Francorchamps race team later that year. The team ran it in many races, including a hill climb at the hands of Olivier Gendebien. And before moving to Italy in the 1980s, the car was part of a collection in Holland in the 1960s and ’70s. The car was adjudged by a jury comprised of political and industry giants such as Patrick le Cement, Lord Charles March, and Hideo Kodama.
A prized possession, the 250 GT Coupé Pinin Farina, is definitely a deserving winner.