1960 1960 Ferrari 250 GT - Cabrioet Series II

Cabrioet Series II

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1960
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Grey
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

To be offered at auction ,Saturday, August 14, 2010
Chassis No.
1805GT
Estimate:
$450,000-$550,000 US
240 bhp, 2,953 cc single overhead camshaft V12 engine, three Weber dual-choke carburetors, four-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with A-arms and coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 102.3"
- One of only 201 examples built
- Showing only 60,969 miles from new
- Complete with the original tool roll and sales brochure
During the mid- to late-1950s, Ferrari was in a state of transition; increased racing costs meant that Ferrari needed to sell more road-going models to help pay for its extensive racing activities. In the past, although road-going Ferrari models were certainly offered, they were essentially hand-built. Variations to suit the wishes of individual customers were common, keeping costs high, volumes low and rendering them quite unprofitable.
Meanwhile, the 250 GT Cabriolet, introduced at