Ferrari 250 GT wins best restoration prize at the 2009 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este image

The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este celebrated its 80th anniversary this year, once again attracting 50 stunning cars built between the 1920s and 1970s to the grounds of the eponymous Lake Como villa. All of the cars shown were of enormous historical value and either in pristine condition or restored.

The jury – presided over by Lorenzo Ramaciotti and made up of several high profile names from the car world, including Patrick le Quement, Lord Charles March and Hiedo Kodama – awarded the special prize for Best Restoration to the Ferrari 250 GT Coupé Pininfarina chassis no. 0419 GT. The car, owned by Kenneth and Dayle Roach from California (USA), also came second in its Class.

This particular Ferrari 250 GT Coupé Pinin Farina was originally exhibited at the 39th Brussels Motor Show in January 1956 and delivered to the Ecurie Francorchamps team that same year, going on to compete in numerous races. The full restoration, which encompassed both running gear and bodywork, was completed just a few days ago by Ferrari Classiche and returned the car to its original condition in every respect.