A fully restored open Ferrari GT
Unveiled to the public at the 1959 Paris Salon, the Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet represented the last evolution of Ferrari’s 250 Spyders and Cabriolets.
Around this time the 250 TDF and 250 SWB competition models were the fastest and most prestigious road/racecars you could buy and the 250 California and Series I cabriolets were the most desirable dropheads. The Ferrari 250 PF Coupe was the flagship luxury GT and the newly launched Series 2 Cabriolets were to represent a big jump in performance and luxury over their predecessors.
The new Series 2 Cabriolets were fitted with the latest more-powerful Colombo V12 engine with outside plugs, coil valve springs and 12-port cylinder heads, coupled to a four speed with overdrive gearbox, giving a top speed of approaching 150 mph. The fitment of the newly introduced four-wheel Girling disc brakes and the latest Koni shock absorbers also provided the car with handling to match the performance of the engine.
This example was sourced by Edward Lovett in France on behalf of the current owner. Once purchased it was decided to undertake a full restoration in Italy with Toni Auto in Maranello who had already commenced a full restoration of another Series 2 Cabriolet. The restoration took 2 years and cost €225,000 of which the invoices are on file. Ferrari Classiche certification was applied for at the end of the restoration and issued a few months later and now accompanies the car.
Photo Credit - Robert Cooper