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Jul242011

Highlights from Goodwood - Exclusive Photo Set!

Our intrepid man in the UK, Davide de Giorgi was kind enough to selflessly attend the Goodwood Festival of Speed on our behalf, so that those of us on this side of the pond could enjoy some captivating imagery of the event.  Davide has a huge flickr stream of photos from Goodwood, but we've chosen our 50 favorite photos for our gallery here on Automobiliac.  Click any picture below for the full gallery.  Does anyone out there know the history of this spectacular 250TR hardtop coupe below?  The streamlined roof does not seem like something Enzo would have done, so the question is: "Who did it?" A quick google search did not yield an easy answer.

All photos copyright Davide de Giorgi and used with permission.

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Reader Comments (9)

I don't know about this TR, but alot of 1950's race Ferrari's were converted into coupes during the 1960's when they were not worth much and were almost useless old racecars that cost a small fortune to rebuild. Many also had American V8 engines installed. By the way, I saw 2 Type 57's up in Highland Park, Illinois yesterday.

http://www.cardatabase.net/search/search.php?photographer=Scale Designs

Tom Tanner/Scale Designs/Ferrari Expo 2012-Chicago March 2012

July 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterF1 Tommy

Good point. I did read about one 250TR that was converted by Drago into a 250 GTO-like coupe.

July 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBradley Price

I'm also seeing something Drogo here.
I was smitten by this car for good 20 minutes when a professional photographer with "press" badge joined me. He looked at me with the eyes of someone who knew better so I told him "what the hell is it?"

He smiled as if talking to a little child and told me "it's a Ferrari!"...

I froze...

An old man came to help with his knowledge "it's a 250 TR!"...

The only thing that came to my mouth was "yeah I know but... thanks guys... you've been good help".

:D

July 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdavide

The TR is a replica based on 250GTE s/n 2349GT

Grabbed this info from Ferrarichat

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMario Carneiro Neto

That's a hard top, by the way, not a closed coupé.

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMario Carneiro Neto

so you're saying that the design for the hardtop is out of Twyman's drawing board?

It could be, and if this is the case... well done to him. It sure looks appropriate.

I can't find anything similar in the ferrari history books.

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdavide

What has that sexy drilled arch vent over its left front wheel? It's the photo to the right of the Chaparral 2J. It's deeply appealing!

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Madigan

Chaparral 2E

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDavide

It's not a Drogo design. Drogo usually completely re-worked the cars, he never kept the original design. It must've been the work of the person who commissioned the replica.

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMario Carneiro Neto

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