Breadvan - A Ferrari to beat the GTO (Collector's Edition)
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Built as a Ferrari 250 GT Short Wheelbase Competizione, chassis number 2819 GT has become famous as the instantly recognisable ‘Breadvan’ – a fan favourite around the world. This latest book from Porter Press tells its full story, from being delivered new to sports car ace Olivier Gendebien and its 1962 conversion into the Breadvan by Count Giovanni Volpi di Misurata, to its recent appearances at Goodwood and Le Mans.
Written by renowned author Richard Heseltine, with contributions from Nicola von Dönhoff and leading Ferrari historian Keith Bluemel, it documents the development of the 250 GT Berlinettas, the ‘Palace Coup’ at Maranello that led to the birth of the Breadvan, and the car’s racing career in the hands of aces such as Ludovico Scarfiotti and Carlo Maria Abate.
Breadvan – A Ferrari To Beat The GTO is packed with new research, such as confirmation of 2819 GT’s appearances at Daytona and Sebring in 1962, as well as profiles of all the main players in the story and hundreds of archive photographs. Heseltine also documents Serenissima’s life after the Breadvan, and brings the car’s story up to date with its successful ‘second life’ in historic motor racing.
Limited to only 75 signed copies.
Journalist and author, Richard Heseltine, specialising in classic and contemporary performance cars. A former staff member of Classic Sports Car and Motor Sport, for whom he remains a regular contributor, he has also written extensively for Octane, Classic Cars and Auto Italia in addition to newspapers such as The Guardian. He has written several books on subjects as diverse as the British specialist sports car industry and coachbuilt Ferraris. He has also owned, driven and pushed countless Italian classic cars over the past 25 years.
Title InformationAuthor: Richard Heseltine
Publication: July 2021
Specifications: 285mm x 235mm portrait hardback, page extent 224pp. Leather bound with debossed and foiled outline illustrations of the front and rear of the Breadvan respectively. Black slipcase.
Illustrations: 220 images
Publisher: Porter Press International
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