After Ferrari’s first regular production Coupe was launched in 1958, its cabriolet version followed shortly after. A series of 40 cabriolets were built until the model was updated to Series II specification. These included side vents, discs brakes and telescopic shock absorbers.
The 250 GT Cabriolet was truly a gentleman’s Ferrari. More at home cruising the coastline of the South of France than rocketing down the Mulsanne Straight, these cars were built for individuals who respected Ferrari’s racing pedigree yet wanted a car that was much more civilized and comfortable than its racing counterparts. This meant personalization played a key role; in many cases, the owner’s wishes were Ferrari’s command.
Upon its debut in 1959 at the Paris Motor Show, the second series 250 GT cabriolet offered a variety of subtle changes over the first series models. This included open headlamps with a slightly more rounded nose and elongated tail lamp lenses. Slightly more space in the interior and trunk also made long journeys more comfortable. Ferrari additionally fitted it with the updated, outside-plug version of the Colombo V-12, designated Tipo 128F. Over the course of three years of production, just 200 Series II Cabriolets were produced. This was an exquisite machine for exquisite customers with exquisite taste.
1959 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II Prototipo 1213GT – sold for $1,320,000 The very first 250 GT Series II Cabriolet built and the only prototype. Numerous unique original features not seen in any other Series II Cabriolet. Fitted with an updated type 128F “outside plug” engine. Offered from 20 years of single enthusiast ownership. Presented in wonderful driving condition. Auction Source: RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2015
Grigio Conchiglia 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet 2533 GT – sold for $1,842,500 Finished in Grigio Conchiglia (Shell Grey) over Blu (Blue) leather and purchased by its first owner, Renato Stefani di Canegina, a resident of Viterbo, on the outskirts of Rome. Ferrari Classiche Certified with Accompanying Red Book. Fresh and Comprehensive Restoration to Original Colors. Important Ferrari Road Model with Elegant Pinin Farina design.Documented by Noted Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini One of Just 200 Examples Believed Produced. Auction Source: The Pebble Beach Auctions 2015 by Gooding and Company.
1961 Ferrari 250 Series II Cabriolet 2441GT – sold for $2,250,000. 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pinin Farina. The 118th of 200 built.5,200 original kilometers. Enzo Ferrari award at 2014 Desert Concorso. Chassis No. 2441, Type 508 E Cabriolet. Pinin Farina body no. 29918. Engine type 128 E.Rosso MM 15093 paint. Vinyl and leather Nero VM 8500 interior. Chassis sent to Carrozzeria Pinin Farina in Torino, Italy on January 27, 1961. Pinin Farina completed May 16, 1961. Completed at factory in June 1961. Delivered new to Renato Nocentini’s dealership Garage La Rotanda in Prato near Florence, Italy. Exported from Italy to California sometime in the 1970’s. Disc brakes, tube shocks. Center console, metric gauges. Hood scoop / Complete portfolio. Factory hardtop. Massini Report. Auction Source: Monterey 2014 by Mecum Auctions
1959 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II – sold for $2,090,000 One of Only 200 Series II Pinin Farina Cabriolets Built. Custom-Ordered with Superamerica Side Vents and Bumper-Mounted Driving Lights. Sophisticated As-Delivered Color Combination of Shell Grey over Red. Faithfully Executed Concours-Level Restoration by The Creative Workshop. Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini. Auction Source: 2014 Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding & Company
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet 2533GT – sold for €834,400. More recently certified with the desirable Ferrari Classiche book, this rare matching-numbers 250 GT still presents strongly, with the well-preserved older restoration displaying enviable quality. The mechanical components offer similarly strong operating conditions, and this Cabriolet will certainly turn many heads at regional concours and Ferrari club meets. With matching-numbers 250 GT examples continuing to show steady appreciation, 2533GT offers a rare opportunity to acquire a factory-certified example that can be further restored or enjoyed in a number of capacities, whilst always drawing acclaim from true tifosi. Auction Source: 2013 Villa d’Erba Auction by RM
1962 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet 3499GT – sold for €846,012 In totally exceptional original condition. Two owners from new only. Iconic model with original hard-top. Second-hand since 1971 – all its life spent in Marseille. The car today is in an unheard-of original state: everything – down to the screws – is in virtually original condition, and has certainly never been dismantled. Auction Source: Artcurial Motorcars à 2013 Rétromobile
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet 1805GT – sold for $715,000 One of only 201 examples built. Less than 65,000 miles from new. Complete with the original tool roll and sales brochure. Shown at the Cincinnati Concours in Ohio in June of 2009, it is currently finished in Grigio Scuro with a Magnolia leather interior. Showing just 62,243 miles from new, the car has recently been gone through by a mechanic, who notes the engine is in excellent condition, with no smoke, good oil pressure, good temperature. Auction Source: Monterey 2012 by RM Auctions
1959 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet – sold for $462,000 The matching numbers 250 GT offered here is one of only 202 Series II cabriolets built by Ferrari and Pinin Farina and an absolutely excellent example at that. The quality of the exterior is truly quite spectacular, painted in the original, elegant factory blue metallic and accentuated by an understated yet aggressive hood scoop. The California-ready convertible sports freshly redone Borrani knock-off wire wheels shod in brand-new Pirelli rubber. Auction Source: 2007 Monterey Preview