Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II
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.
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Specs & Performance
|type||Series Production Car|
|built at||Maranello, Italy|
|valvetrain||SOHC 2 Valves / Cyl|
|displacement||2953 cc / 180.2 in³|
|bore||73 mm / 2.87 in|
|stroke||58.8 mm / 2.31 in|
|front brakes||Hydraulic Drums|
|rear brakes||Hydraulic Drums|
|curb weight||1200 kg / 2646 lbs|
|wheelbase||2600 mm / 102.4 in|
|front track||1354 mm / 53.3 in|
|rear track||1349 mm / 53.1 in|
|length||4430 mm / 174.4 in|
|width||1980 mm / 78.0 in|
|height||1130 mm / 44.5 in|
Auction Sales History
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.
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II 2125 GT – sold for €1,568,000 Purchased new by Pierre Schlumberger, of Schlumberger Limited. The 89th of 201 Series II Cabriolets built. Fully matching numbers; includes its original tool kit.Submitted for Ferrari Classiche certification. Auction Source: Villa Erba 2015 by RM Sothebys
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet 2489 GT – sold for $2,090,000 One of Only 200 Series II Pinin Farina Cabriolets Built. Distinctive Fitted Hardtop with Integrated Sunroof. spectacular Restoration Performed by The Creative Workshop. Recipient of Five Ferrari Club of America Platinum Awards.
Auction Source: The 2015 Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company
1962 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II 3633GT – sold for $1,705,000 Offered by an enthusiast owner of 35 years. One of only 200 Series II Cabriolets. The only example originally finished in Rosso Cina. Extremely rare factory hardtop; showing 41,000 actual miles. Consistently well maintained and enjoyed. Auction Source: Arizona 2015 by RM Auctions
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
1960 Ferraro 250GT Series II Cabriolet 1981GT – sold for $1,193,500 The 49th of only 200 Series II Cabriolets built. Formerly part of the collection of Ferrari enthusiast Peter Groh. Elegant color scheme, both as delivered and as now showing. A matching numbers example. The vehicle of choice for playboys and aristocrats alike. Auction Source: 2014 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet – sold for $1,760,000 Offered from the Pray Collection. Single ownership since 1969. Desirable colors and original factory hardtop. Cosmetically and mechanically maintained, but never restored. A superbly authentic example. Auction Source: Amelia Island 2014 by RM Auctions
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II 2473GT – sold for $2,035,000 Rare in the extreme. The only example that is factory certified as having covered headlamps and a hard top from new. Beautifully restored to concours standards. Matching numbers and Classiche certified. Auction Source: RM’s Art of the Automobile
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II 1939GT – sold for $1,292,500 Desirable Series II Cabriolet with disc brakes. Featured in Forza. Displayed at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Auction Source: 2013 Monterey Auction by RM Auctions
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
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet 3055GT – sold for €638,400 One of only 202 examples built. Ferrari Classiche certified. 2007 FCA Platinum Award winner. Original manuals and ephemera. Elegant Pininfarina design and craftsmanship. Auction Source: Monaco 2012 by RM Auctions
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet 1755GT – sold for $770,000 Fully restored by a Ferrari specialist. Rare and unique covered headlight configuration finished in its original Avorio (Ivory) color. All major mechanical components are matching numbers. Road-driven, not trailered, by the owner from Ft. Myers, Florida to the auction site. Auction Source: Amelia Island 2012 by RM Auctions
1962 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet 3807GT – sold for $709,500 Formerly the Property of Mansour Ojjeh. The Last 250 GT Series II Cabriolet Built. Desirable Disc-Brake Model. 2002 Cavallino Classic Platinum Award. Extensively Documented from New. Matching-Numbers Example. Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini. Auction Source: 2011 Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding & Company
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