1959 Ferrari 250 GT Series 1 Cabriolet / 1475 GT Chassis Information

1959 Ferrari 250 GT photograph

1959 Ferrari 250 GT photograph

1959 Ferrari 250 GT photograph

1959 Ferrari 250 GT photograph

1959 Ferrari 250 GT photograph

1959 Ferrari 250 GT photograph

1959 Ferrari 250 GT photograph

1959 Ferrari 250 GT photograph

1959 Ferrari 250 GT photograph

1959 Ferrari 250 GT photograph

1959 Ferrari 250 GT photograph

1959 Ferrari 250 GT photograph

1959 Ferrari 250 GT1959 Ferrari 250 GT1959 Ferrari 250 GT1959 Ferrari 250 GT1959 Ferrari 250 GT1959 Ferrari 250 GT1959 Ferrari 250 GT1959 Ferrari 250 GT1959 Ferrari 250 GT1959 Ferrari 250 GT1959 Ferrari 250 GT1959 Ferrari 250 GT
Series 1 Cabriolet
Chassis #: 1475 GT
Engine # 1475 GT
Sold for $5,610,000 at 2014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours.
Sold for $4,840,000 at 2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach.
There were 40 examples of the Ferrari Pinin Farina Cabriolets Series 1 Cabriolets produced between 1956 and 1959. The term 'series' is somewhat misleading since each of these cars are unique in its combination of mechanical specifications, exterior details, and interior appointments. The 40 examples share the same basic 250 GT chassis and styling. All of the Series 1 Cabriolets were clothed by Pinin Farina.

This car, chassis number 1475 GT and body number 19473, is the last example constructed. As with nearly all late-production Cabriolets, 1475 GT was given full-width bumpers. It is one of only four examples built with the open headlamp treatment, and one of only two that has the tall vertical taillights that were later incorporated into Pinin Farina's 250 GT Coupe and Series II Cabriolet. Upon completion, the car was finished in the color scheme of Giallo Solare (Sun Yellow) with brown Connolly leather upholstery.

1475 GT is one a few Pinin Farina Cabriolets (three known and possibly as many as 10) that were factory equipped with a Lucas starter, voltage regulation, coils, plug wires, twin rear-mounted distributors, and generator. 1475 GT is the only Series I Cabriolet that was constructed with a Lucas parallel wiper system, in lieu of the standard 'clap-hands' system.

The car has an improved six-blade cooling fan, and its radiator was equipped with a roll-up blind instead of the standard actuating louver system. The later 250 GTs had a more resolved system to raise and lower the radiator blind. With this car, however, the actuator for the louvers was modified by drilling a hole in the pivot pin, thus allowing the cable to pass through and pull up the blind.

The car was completed on August 27th of 1959 and sold to Eric Don Pam, an American citizen living in Monaco, who took delivery at the Ferrari factory and had the car registered on Italian tourist license plates 'EE 30001.'

By January of 1963, the car had been registered on American license plates and was recorded as having 36,000 km. In the mid-1960s, the car was exported to the United States and spent approximately 10 years in Florida. By 1974, the GT was owned by proprietor of Simpson Automobili Sidney J. Simpson, a Ferrari specialist in Houston, Texas. Two years later, Mr. Simpson offered the Cabriolet for sale in Ferrari Market Letter. Mr. Hilary A. Raab Jr. spotted the car in the ab and soon became its next caretaker. In 1989, Mr. Raab took the car on the inaugural Colorado Grand. After the event, the engine was rebuilt and it has since covered approximately 8,000 miles including two other Colorado Grands and two Copperstate 1000 rallies.

The car is current finished in the color combination of Amaranto Bull Lea, a rich metallic dark red, with Crema Connolly leather upholstery. The car has never been fully restored from the ground up. It currently retains its factory-applied undercoating, hood pad, and original rubber matting under the spare tire.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2014

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$5,000,000-$7,000,000 
Sale Price :
$4,840,000
Pre-Auction Estimates :
$4,500,000-$6,000,000 
Sale Price :
$5,610,000

2018 1
2017 4
2016 2
2015 4
2014 3
2013 1
2012 1
2011 1
2010 6
2009 3

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$643,000$643,0001
2017$1,600,997$4,840,0004
2016$539,720$660,0002
2015$849,095$1,320,0004
2014$4,161,515$6,472,9393
2013$390,500$390,5001
2012$290,131$290,1311
2011$203,500$203,5001
2010$1,350,994$2,755,3466
2009$410,808$472,4233

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1959 sales)
1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: 1245 GT
Sold for $643,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
 
1959 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet
Chassis#: 1475 GT
Sold for $4,840,000
  2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1959 Ferrari 250 GT image  1959 Ferrari 250 GT image  
1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe
Chassis#: 1275 GT
Sold for $489,500
  2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
 
1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: 1433 GT
Sold for $610,000
  2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1959 Ferrari 250 GT image  1959 Ferrari 250 GT image  
1959 Ferrari 250 GT 'Series I' Coupé
Chassis#: 1247 GT
Sold for $464,487
  2017 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé Pinin Farina
Chassis#: 1365 GT
Sold for $419,440
  2016 RM Sothebys : Duemila Ruote
 
1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe
Chassis#: 1447 GT
Sold for $660,000
  2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1959 Ferrari 250 GT image  1959 Ferrari 250 GT image  
1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé
Chassis#: 1649 GT
Sold for $668,379
  2015 Bonhams : The Chantilly Sale
 
1959 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II Prototype by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: 1213GT
Sold for $1,320,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
 
1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: 1301GT
Sold for $693,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1959 Ferrari 250 GT image  1959 Ferrari 250 GT image  
1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe
Sold for $715,000
  2015 Auctions America - Fort Lauderdale
 
1959 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Coupé
Chassis#: 1255GT
Sold for $401,605
  2014 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1959 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet
Chassis#: 1475 Gt
Sold for $5,610,000
  2014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
1959 Ferrari 250 GT image  1959 Ferrari 250 GT image  
1959 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: 1181 GT
Sold for $6,472,939
  2014 RM Auctions : Monaco
1959 Ferrari 250 GT image  
1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: 1427GT
Sold for $390,500
  2013 RM Auctions - Monterey
1959 Ferrari 250 GT image  1959 Ferrari 250 GT image  
1959 Ferrari 250GT Coupé
Chassis#: 1239GT
Sold for $290,131
  2012 Bonhams - Paris, La Halle Freyssinet Motocars
 
1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: 1463 GT
Sold for $203,500
  2011 RM Auctions at Monterey
 
1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder
Chassis#: 1489GT
Sold for $2,612,500
  2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey
 
1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe
Sold for $187,000
  2010 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
1959 Ferrari 250 GT image  1959 Ferrari 250 GT image  
1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder
Chassis#: 1253
Sold for $2,755,346
  2010 RM Auctions - Sporting Classics of Monaco
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1959 Ferrari 250 GT's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1959 FERRARI 250GT SERIES 1 COUPE1471GT2014 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction $600,000$700,000
1959 Ferrari 250GT Coupe14632012 Bonhams Paris, La Halle Freyssinet Motocars $225,000$280,000
1959 Ferrari 250GT Series II Coupé1629GT2008 The Palace Hotel, Gstaad, Switzerland $250,000$300,000
1959 Ferrari 250GT Coupe1173 GT2005 Bonhams Les Grandes Marques a Monaco $70,000$90,000
1959 FERRARI 250 PF COUPE 2001 Kruse Auction Santa Clara, CA$55,000  
1959 FERRARI 250 PF COUPE 2001 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$54,000  

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1959 Ferrari 250 GT vehicle thumbnail image  1959 Ferrari 250 GT vehicle thumbnail image  
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1959 Ferrari 250 GT vehicle thumbnail image  1959 Ferrari 250 GT vehicle thumbnail image  
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1959 Ferrari 250 GT vehicle thumbnail image  1959 Ferrari 250 GT vehicle thumbnail image  

Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1957 Berlinetta Speciale
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 0725GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1957 Speciale Coupe
Chassis Num: 0853GT
Engine Num: 0853GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1958 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 0759 GT
Engine Num: 0759 GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1958 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 0791 GT
Engine Num: 0791 GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1958 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 0813GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1958 Coupe
Chassis Num: 0943 GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1958 Coupe
Chassis Num: 0997 GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1958 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1043GT
Engine Num: 1043GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1958 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 1075GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1958 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Fantuzzi
Chassis Num: 1087
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1958 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1123 GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1959 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1175GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1959 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1301 GT
Engine Num: 1301 GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1959 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1427GT
Engine Num: 1427GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1959 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1433 GT
Engine Num: 1433 GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1959 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1447 GT
Engine Num: 1447 GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1959 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1471GT
Engine Num: 1471GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1959 Series 1 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 1475 GT
Engine Num: 1475 GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1959 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1491GT


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