Coys Auction - Légende et Passion
Friday 30th April 2010 at 11AM
Registration Number: EU Registered Chassis Number: 1549
Engine no: 3335
By the late 1950s Enzo Ferrari had been producing limited edition road cars for nearly ten years, but he was still concentrating mainly on competition models of various types. What he now needed, especially since Maserati had just introduced its first road car destined for full scale production, was a car that could be built in larger numbers and to a more uniform design. The 250 series of cars, which had begun with the 250 Europa GT back in 1954, provided the basis for this new model.
Thus the new 250 GT coupe was born in mid-1958. Its body was designed by Pininfarina and was very similar in appearance to the 250 GT convertible introduced the year before, with the obvious exception of the fixed roof. The new coupe was the epitome of understated elegance and power, and its design has hence stood the test of time fa