Among the very special, rarely seen Ferraris participating in this year’s Concorso Ferrari in Old Pasadena, California, will be the event’s headliner – the stunning 1956 250 GT long wheelbase Berlinetta, serial number 0515 GT, belonging to noted Italian car collector David Sydorick.
Mr. Sydorick’s 250 GT was bodied by Milan’s famous Carrozzeria Zagato at the commission of Milan resident Vladimior Galluzzi, and it features the coachbuilder’s famous trademark double-bubble roof. Not only has the car become famous for its stunning style – AFAS artist Ken Dallison featured it in his 1996 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance poster and program – but it’s placed and won many of the races it’s been entered in in the past 50 years.
Some of S/N 0515 GT’s notable achievements under Mr. Sydorick include the Corrado Millanta Press Award at the 2003 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, a successful finish in the Mille Miglia and, back on U.S. soil, the ”La Coppa per Dodici Cilindri” award at the Cavallino Classic XX this past January.
“This Ferrari is a timeless example of Zagato’s beautiful work,” said Marv Landon, event organizer of the Concorso Ferrari. “We’re honored to have this special car from David’s wonderful collection of Zagato vehicles. This Ferrari will take your breath away the minute you lay eyes on it.”
The Concorso Ferrari, hosted by the Ferrari Club of America’s Southwest Region, will be held on Sunday, May 22. This popular event will enjoy its third year on Old Pasadena, California’s, Colorado Boulevard, which offers plenty of room for foot traffic and the roughly 140 classic and contemporary Ferraris that will be on display.
Nearly 10,000 enthusiasts enjoyed the sights and sounds of Maranello’s finest during the 2010 edition of Concorso Ferrari, and like that event, this year’s show will support the Pasadena Art Center College of Design. Participating cars built through 1999 will be eligible for judging by a panel of 30 Ferrari experts to Ferrari Club of America National guidelines; awards will be given out in 10 classes, based on engine, model or year.
“We invite all Ferrari owners to participate in this exciting day,” Landon said. ”Our event is a ‘show within a show.’ We will have exhibitors and sponsors on-site, as well as some of the most beautiful prancing horses from across the country.”
Spaces are limited in this event, but if you are interested in participating in Concorso Ferrari, you can contact Wally Clark at [email protected]; a PDF entry form is available on the club’s website.