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  Ferrari 250 TR59
 

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced in:1959
Numbers built:5 (3 converted to TR59/60 spec)
Designed by:Pinin Farina / Fantuzzi
Predecessor:Ferrari 250 TR58
Successor:Ferrari 250 TR59/60
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:August 08, 2011
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Chassis: 0766TR
Completed early in 1959, chassis 0766TR was the first of five 250 TR59s constructed to compete in that season's World Championship. In the hands of Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien, it scored a debut victory during the Sebring 12 Hours. In the remainder of the season, no more victories were scored and at the end of the year, the car was sold to Luigi Chinetti. Under the NART banner, it placed second at Le Mans in 1960, piloted by Ricardo Rodriguez and Andre Pilette. The 250 TR59 was then briefly owned and raced by Hap Sharp, who quickly sold it on to Bob Hurt. He continued to campaign the car until 1963 in select races.

In the following decade the Testa Rossa remained in American ownership with noted historian and collector Joel Finn among its custodians. It was then sold to Swiss collector Albert Obrist, who had it completely restored by Fantuzzi. Due to financial problems, he was forced to sell his entire collection to Bernie Ecclestone, who only retained the single seaters. The Sebring winning 250 TR59 was eventually acquired by an American enthusiast, who has since regularly raced and displayed this very valuable machine. In 2009, the car was reunited with the other three surviving examples for the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.


Chassis details
Major wins
1959 Sebring 12 Hours (Dan Gurney / Chuck Daigh / Phil Hill / Olivier Gendebien)
Appearances

2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

  Article Image gallery (28) Chassis (2) 0766TR Specifications