Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II Prototype – 1959

Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II Prototype – 1959


Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II Prototype – 1959


Marca : Ferrari
Modello : 250 GT Cabriolet
Versione : II serie
Anno : 1959
Telaio N. : 1213 GT
Motore N. : 3927
Esemplari prodotti : 201
Carrozzeria :
Motore : 12 Cilindri a V di 60°
Cilindrata : 2.953 cc
Distribuzione : SOHC
Valvole Cilindro : 2
Aspirazione : 3 Carburatori Weber 36 DCS
Potenza : 240 CV a 7.000 giri/min
Top speed Km/h : 252


Auction Result
2015 – Monterey – RM Sothebys – € 1.320.000


Presented here is the very first example of the two hundred 250 GT Series II Cabriolets built by Ferrari. Astute historians will be quick to note that this car falls well before the final Series I Cabriolet (1475 GT). As such, this car was the prototype for the model and exhibits a handful of unique features not seen on Series I or Series II Cabriolets, making it stand out amongst its siblings.

The body is fitted with distinctive side louvers, similar to those seen on the 500 Superfast and later on the 250 GTE and 330 GTS, and a hood scoop. Inside, the rearview mirror was fitted to the top of the windscreen rather than on the top of the dashboard, and the swing-out ashtray can be found in the lower part of the dashboard rather than on the transmission tunnel. Perhaps the most notable mechanical upgrade was the installation of Dunlop disc brakes over the drum brakes used in Series I Cabriolets. The car was originally finished in Nero Tropicale, but soon after, it was refinished in Grigio Perla Chiaro by the factory, yet it still retained its original Rosso Vivo Connolly leather interior (VM 8300) with a Nero convertible top.



 

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