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250 GT restored by Ferrari Classiche wins “Outstanding restoration” prize...
Palm Beach (USA), 23 January 2010 - The Ferrari 250 GT Coupé Pinin Farina chassis no. 0419GT, built in 1955 and completely restored by Maranello’s Ferrari Classiche department in the years 2008 and 2009 was awarded another international recognition. After the award for ‘best restoration’ at Villa d’Este last year, the car, part of the Americans Kenneth and Dayle Roath’s collection, gained the “Outstanding restoration quality and challenge” Excellence Cup at the Cavallino Classic Concorso d’Eleganza in Florida.
The car, handed over to Ecurie Francorchamps in 1956, was presented at the 39th Salon d’Auto in Brussels in January of the same year, participating afterwards in numerous competitions. The complete restoration performed by Ferrari Classiche involved the mechanics and the chassis, restoring the car to perfect original conditions.
The Cavallino Classic, held for the 19th time, is a tribute to the cars from Maranello. Around 80 cars were on the list in various categories, competing for the trophies assigned by an international jury chaired by Ed Gilbertson. Two of the trophies were assigned to cars with the Certificate of authenticity issued by Maranello’s Ferrari Classiche department: the 212 Export chassis no. 0080E, which won the “Best of show” amongst the GTs (and the first place in the special “certificate category”) and the 250 GT Berlinetta p.l. chassis no. 0563, which won the award for “Ferrari best representing the spirit of track and concours”.