Tuesday, August 9, 2022

1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I - $6.8m

A masterpiece of Italian design, and among the most beautiful cars of the 1950's, only 40 Series I Pinin Farina cabriolets were built between 1956 and 1959. A 2,953 CC Tipo 128D SOHC alloy V-12 engine sporting 3 Weber 36 DCL3 carburetors produces 220 BHP at 7,000 RPM through a 4-speed manual gearbox.
Chassis number 0963 GT is the 30th car produced and is finished in Nero Tropicale IVI paint over an interior of Rosso VM 3171 Connolly leather. The only example of five built in this specification to be ordered new in black. Considered by many as the most elegant open GT Ferrari of the 1950s, the 250 GT Cabriolet Series 1 by Pinin Farina is the connoisseur’s choice for open air touring.

Exhibited at the 1958 Paris Motor Show, the car was sold new to Count Giovanni Volpi.
The car made $6.8m against an estimate of $6m to $7m at RM Sotheby