This one-off Ferrari 250 GT Speciale #0725GT was commissioned in 1957 by Prince Bernhard of The Netherlands. The styling shows many similarities with the 400 Superamerica and 410 Superamerica series models, but in many detail this body was unique. The car was originally black with green leather interior.
In 1961 Prince Bernhard sold the car to A.J.M. Van der Lof of Holland, who in turn sold it to Kirk White, Pennsylvania, US. The car has had several owners in The States and was painted dark red in 1972. #0725GT still has its famous 'AA-13' Royal license plates. Paul Russell & Co. completed a total restoration for the current owner in August of 2001. The car has won several awards since then.
List (compiled by Marcel Massini) of all Ferrari's of HRH Prince Bernhard:
212 Inter Coupe Ghia (chassis 0139 E, black, bought 1951)
212 Inter Coupe Pinin Farina (chassis 0269 EU, black, bought 1953, plates AA13)
250 Europa GT Coupe Pinin Farina (chassis 0387 GT/0139 E, black, bought 1954, plates AA13)
250 GT Speciale Coupe Pinin Farina (chassis 0725 GT, black, bought 1957, plates AA13)
250 GT Speciale Coupe Pinin Farina (chassis 2613 GT, dark green, bought 1961, plates GF-09-10)
500 Superfast (four liter engine) (chassis 6267 SF, Verde Pino, bought 1964, plates AA13)
365 GTC/4 (chassis 14467, dark green, bought 1971)
365 GT4 2+2 (chassis 17391, dark green, bought 1973, plates 87-BT-01)
400i (chassis 44309, dark green, bought 1982, plates JK-69-LN)
412 (chassis 59917, dark green, bought 1985, plates PL-26-BG)
465GT (chassis 96771, dark green, bought 1993, plates GX-TN-13)
456 M GT (chassis 115682, dark green, 1998, plates ZD-GZ-13)
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