1962 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pininfarina
Serial # 3655GT 62
Offered for sale by K2 Motorcars is this stunning 1962 Ferrari 250
GT Cabriolet Series II by Pininfarina finished in Rosso Cora over
Beige leather interior. This car was meticulously restored and is
accompanied by all supporting documentation and the original
hardtop as well.
Original Exterior Color: Avorio Italver 19377
Original Interior Color: Vinyl amp; Leather Naturale VM 3218
Chassis Type 508 EC
Engine Type 128E, Internal #382 E
Pininfarina Job #29988
The 188th of a total of 200 units built
Massini Report available upon request
Classiche Books being printed up by the factory
By the late 1950s, Ferrari's success on the racetrack cemented its
status across Europe and North America. Its road cars were gaining
greater popularity as a result. At first, its limited-production
and coachbuilt road cars were a means to an end for its racing
efforts, bringing in much-needed funds to ensure Ferrari remained
competitive on the track. However, as time marched on, the road
cars would become an equally important part of the marque's lineup.
In particular, the 250 series proved that Ferrari could have its
cake and eat it, too.
Underpinning not only Le Mans winners but its grand touring cars,
the 3.0-liter Colombo V-12 and 250 GT chassis could seemingly do it
all. From the lovely Lusso and the sporty California Spider to the
Tour de France and, of course, the 250 GT cabriolet, the basic
construction formula was nothing short of perfect. Clothed in
quintessentially Italian bodywork, these cars looked as beautiful
as they drove.
The 250 GT cabriolet was the true gentleman's Ferrari. More at home
cruising the coastline of the South of France than rocketing down
the Mulsanne Straight, the cabriolet was built for those
individuals who respected Ferraris racing pedigree yet wanted
something much more civilized, comfortable, and practical than its
racing counterparts. As such, 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, Ferrari introduced
a second generation of Pinin Farinabodied luxury cabriolets, which
offered various subtle changes over the first-series models,
essentially a grand touring version of the concurrent
competition-derived 250 California spider. These included open
headlamps with a slightly more rounded nose and elongated taillamp
lenses. Slightly more space in the interior and trunk also made
long journeys more comfortable. Featuring four-wheel disc brakes
and the outside-plug version of the Colombo V-12, designated Tipo
128F developed during the Testa Rossa campaigns, the new cabriolet
was the most tractably powerful 250 GT to date, claiming both fine
road manners and strong performance.
Only 200 examples of the second-series cabriolets were built,
lending the model equal parts rarity and elegance. These
mid-production 250 GTs offer the best of both ends of the spectrum,
as their striking open coachwork envelopes more modern chassis
components in a combination that today's collectors can
particularly enjoy on vintage touring events.