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The original 250 GT Berlinetta, nicknamed the "Long Wheelbase Berlinetta", was also called the "Tour de France" after competing in the 10-day Tour de France automobile race. Seventy-seven Tour de France cars were built, 13 of which a number were sold for GT races from 1956 through 1959. Construction was handled by Carrozzeria Scaglietti based on a Pinin Farina design. The engine began at 240 PS (177 kW; 237 hp) but eventually rose to 260 PS (191 kW; 256 hp). Pirelli Cinturato 175R400 tyres (CA67) were standard. At the 1956 Geneva Motor Show, Scaglietti displayed their own 250 GT prototype, which became known as the limited-production, Series I, "no-louvre" 250 GT Berlinetta. The first customer car was built in May 1956, with production now the responsibility of Scaglietti in Modena. Fourteen "no-louvre" and nine "14-louvre" Series I and II Berlinetta's were made. There were four series of 250 GT Berlinetta's. In mid-1957 the Series III cars were introduced, with three louvres and covered headlights. Eighteen were produced. The 36 Series IV cars; retained the covered headlights and had a single vent louvre. Zagato also made five "no-louvre" superlight cars to Ugo Zagato' s design. A 250 GT Berlinetta won Tour de France Automobile three times in 1956, 1957 and 1958. Ferrari's winning streak in this race will be carried over with later 'Interim' and SWB Berlinetta's.
BBR models is an Italian producer of high-quality model cars.
The brand is known for the very detailed, innovative and high-quality finish models. BBR Models is one of the few producers that still produces in Europe. They also have production in China, but the models from the "Made in Italy" series are produced entirely in Italy. BBR also has a patent on plexiglass showcases made from one piece, where the other producers build plexiglass showcases from several parts glued together. Through the years, BBR Models has established itself as a leading company in the market for special limited production and handmade model cars: a success story developed over time, founded on the unique quality of our products and a commitment to constant research, continuously following the latest innovations on the international automobile scene for highway and competition vehicles.
Vast experience in the research and design of extremely innovative solutions and processes, whilst remaining true to the spirit of handcrafting, represents the perfect union for the creation of exclusive models, designed especially for enthusiasts seeking one off pieces.
Our on-line store is open 24/7 and we ship Monday through Friday, excluding some holidays. Orders received for products without shipping restrictions on its product page will ship the same business day when received before 12:00 p.m. PST. Orders in high demand will have an estimated production time listed on its product page and will ship according to the date listed.
We have been designing and manufacturing bags and cases in our own backyard from the start. This lets us turn prototypes to production very quickly and ensure products are made just right.