Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Tyres
Ferrari 250 GT Tour De France 1956–1959
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France
- Predominantly the 250 GT TDF is now used for racing, so would have fitted Dunlop Racing tyres.
- In period the Tour De France would have fitted a set of 6.00-16 PIRELLI STELLA BIANCA.
- The TDF 250 GT cars on 16" wheels fitted Borrani RW 3526.
- There is also the radial option of the 185 VR 16 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67.
- The ideal innertube for all tyres mentioned above is the Michelin 16F Reinforced innertube.
- Innertubes are not necessary for most radial tyres, but if you have wire wheels or other tube-type wheels, innertubes must be fitted.
- Also In period Borrani offered a RW 3598 with a 400mm rim so they could fit the new radial tyre - 175 HR 400 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67.
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History of the Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France
After racing in the 10-day Tour de France car race, the first 250 GT Berlinetta, nicknamed the "Long Wheelbase Berlinetta," was also dubbed the "Tour de France." Seventy-seven Tour de France vehicles were produced, with a number of them sold for GT racing between 1956 and 1959. Carrozzeria Scaglietti handled the construction, which was developed on a design by Pinin Farina. The engine began with 237 horsepower and gradually increased to 256 hp.
Scaglietti exhibited their own 250 GT prototype at the 1956 Geneva Motor Show, which became known as the limited-production, Series I, "no-louvre" 250 GT Berlinetta. The first customer vehicle was constructed in May 1956, with Scaglietti in Modena now in command of manufacturing. There were fourteen "no-louvre" and nine "14-louvre" Series I and II Berlinettas built.
There were four different series of the 250 GT Berlinetta. The Series III vehicles, with three louvres and covered headlamps, were launched in mid-1957. There were eighteen made in total. The covered headlamps and single vent louvre remained on the 36 Series IV vehicles. Zagato also produced five "no-louvre" superlight vehicles designed by Ugo Zagato. In 1956, 1957, and 1958, a 250 GT Berlinetta won the Tour de France Automobile three times. The 'Interim' and SWB Berlinettas will continue Ferrari's winning streak in subsequent races.
Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Borrani Wheels
Borrani wheels are still available for your Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France as agents for the iconic Ruote Borrani Milano company we are able to supply all wheels from their extensive range.
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Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France wheels made by Ruote Borrani Milano are, without doubt, the best wire wheels available. Borrani wheels utilise aluminium rims, steel spokes and steel wheel centres.
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Ferrari wheels made by Borrani are available in the following styles
- Painted silver finish, as per the racing wheels of the period
- Polished and chrome finish, highly polished rim, chrome spokes & wheel centre
- Painted finish with polished outer edge