For Sale – 1961 Ferrari 250 ‘TR GT’

Is this the most beautiful Ferrari never built?

By Terry Christodoulou 05/08/2020

Let’s cut straight to it – this is not a Ferrari. 

Though it is none the less to be admired – a car wrapped in a layered story and built to perfection.

Crafted over a ten-year period by esteemed British restorer Neil Twyman, this Franken-Ferrari brings together parts of a 250 Testa Rossa and a 250 GTE to create what automotive sales agent Duncan Hamilton labels, “the most beautiful car Ferrari never built”, or, the 1961 Ferrari 250 ‘TR GT’.

Look, this thing is divisive – and you can easily cry ‘abomination’ over ‘art’, but then we also find ourselves staring at what are some beautiful lines. Forged from what was a crumpled 250 GTE that had been in a crash and, according to Twyman, “left to rot”, Testa Rossa parts were then used for the brakes, steering and suspension and propelled by an original 250 Ferrari engine.

For everything else, Twyman and his team used their own fabrications, Yes, the wail of the purists is audible in complaining that the removable hardtop isn’t an original feature – but then we have also come to wish that it was.

The car is currently registered in the UK and drivable, having just had a refresh at Twymans.

It is being sold by Duncan Hamilton. POA.


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