1956 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Prototipo
Pinin Farina was commissioned to make Ferraris first Cabriolet and started with chassis 0655GT for the 1957 Geneva Motor Show. It was a prototype that was well decorated for the 1957 Geneva Auto Show and it also sketched the basic outline for 39 more copies.
0655GT included traits that would later be included on Series I body style such as long hood, covered headlights, kicked up rear fenders, wind-up windows, recessed rear taillights and a simple raked windshield without vent windows.
The rear bodywork of the prototype was much different than the later production versions. It had much more prominent rear tail fins and lights at the end of the peaks. The whole design was smoothed out for the production versions.
Intended for the 1957 Geneva Auto Show, 0655GT was also well decorated for the 1957 Geneva Auto Show. It was one of the first cars to use Dunlop disc brakes. Unique details include a driver’s side cut-down door, a sculpted front grill, full-size rear bumper and a hood scoop with prominent chrome accents. The car has been part of the Robert Lee Trust for some time.
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|type||Series Production Car|
|released at||1957 Geneva Motor Show|
|built at||Cambiano, Italy|
|body stylist||Sergio Pininfarina|
|succeccesor||1957 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I|
|engine||Type 128B 60º V12|
|block material||Aluminum Alloy|
|valvetrain||SOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl|
|fuel feed||3 Weber 36 DCZ3 Carburettors|
|displacement||2953 cc / 165.7 in³|
|bore||73 mm / 2.87 in|
|stroke||58.8 mm / 2.31 in|
|power||179.0 kw / 240 bhp @ 7000 rpm|
|specific output||81.27 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||185.19 bhp per tonne|
|torque||264.4 nm / 195 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm|
|body / frame||Steel Body over Steel Tube Frame|
|wheel type||Borrani Wires|
|steering||Worm & Wheel|
|f suspension||Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Houdaille Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar|
|r suspension||Live Axle w/Twin Trailing Arms, Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs, Houdaille Shock Absorbers|
|curb weight||1296 kg / 2855 lbs|
|wheelbase||2600 mm / 102.4 in|
|front track||1354 mm / 53.3 in|
|rear track||1349 mm / 53.1 in|
|top speed||~239.74 kph / 149 mph|
|0 – 60 mph||~7.1 seconds|