Roberto Rossellini and his actress wife Ingrid Bergman were among Ferrari's best customers in the 1950's buying his "n" hers 375mms in 1954.
This Ferrari 250 GT Competition Berlinetta Sport Speciale chassis 0403 received special coachwork by Pinin Farina originally believed to be intended for Bergman and painted in her personal Grigio Ingrid, though she never took delivery.
Its first owner was a resident of nearby Modena, but in the 1960s the car crossed the ocean for a lengthy stay in North America. The car was raced in competition a number of times including Laguna Seca in 1977.
The car returned to Europe and in was entered in the 2005 Villa d'Este concours d'elegance where it was awarded best in class.
On seeing the car at Pebble Beach in recent times, Sergio Pininfarina commented that it was one of his favourite designs; the rear window line terminating in twin rear fins being particularly modern and elegant.
The car was entered in the Cartier Style et Luxe at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed - where it was awarded Coup de Grace for "Sublime Grand Tourer of the 1950's"
In November 2016 the car was awarded the best "Gulf Classic" at the inaugural Gulf Concours in Dubai to add
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