Cabriolet
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 0759 GT
Engine Num: 0759 GT
Sold for $6,820,000 at 2014 Bonhams.
Before Ferrari introduced its 250 GT California it produced a Cabriolet that would help its successor become the icon that it would. Sporty for sure, the Series 1 Cabriolet would also boast of elegant and refined lines that not only made it aggressive, but evocatively beautiful at the same time.

Only the eighth of around 40 to be built in total, chassis 0759 GT would be delivered to Pinin Farina in early September of 1957. Completed a few weeks later, the car would end up on display at the Salone dell'Automobile toward the end of October. This show would take place in Turin at the Valentino Park exhibition hall. It would be a fitting backdrop for this elegant sportscar given the park had hosted some non-championship grand prix races in the years immediately following the Second World War and into the early 1950s.

Following the event 0759 GT would find its way to its first owner. This required a trip across the Atlantic to Venezuela. Arriving in January of 1958, the Ferrari would make its way to Carlo Kauffman, the Venezuelan Ferrari importer based in Caracas. The car would remain with Kauffman's dealership through the next handful of months and would even be included in the 1959 Ferrari Yearbook. At the time of delivery to Venezuela that would be adorned in green with its rich leather interior.

Given the oil boom within the country, Kauffman would have no trouble finding interested buyers for the Series 1 Cabriolet. This would include Luiz Perez Dupuy and his wife Carmen Pietri, and then, Senor Gustavo Guttierez.

Guttierez would be serious about is intent to own the car as he would keep the Ferrari within his possession until 1986. At the time he would make the car available for sale again the car's livery would be changed from its original green to a red. This suited its next owner just fine. In 1991, Fabrizio Violati would come to own 0759 GT and the car would then take up residence within his famous Collezione Maranello Rosso display in San Marino.

While part of the exhibit, 0759 GT would undergo restoration efforts. These would include a hand-built hardtop that would be finished in white to match the refinishing that would take place on the rest of the car.

A truly magnificent moment would come some time later when the car would be fired up. It would actually be a long time since the engine had actually run, and therefore, would have been a truly special moment within the extensive history of the 250 GT Cabriolet.


Retaining its white livery, 0759 GT remains a highly original and emblematic Series 1 Cabriolet. The 1958 Turin Show car and eighth of just 40, there is absolutely no denying the importance of this cabriolet within Ferrari's history and the legacy of the 250 GT.

Offered through Bonham's Quail Lodge auction held in California in August of 2014, the 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series 1 Cabriolet would end up selling for $6,820,000.

By Jeremy McMullen

Chassis# 0759 GT

2014 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction
Sale Price$6,820,000

Analysis

Chassis number 0759 GT Auction Sales History
2014$6,820,000

2017 1
2016 1
2015 3
2014 2
2013 1
2012 2
2011 1
2010 1
2009 3
2008 2

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$5,679,619$5,679,6191
2016$587,298$587,2981
2015$2,333,561$5,720,0003
2014$6,490,000$6,820,0002
2013$445,998$445,9981
2012$346,000$373,6742
2011$3,606,400$3,606,4001
2010$1,622,500$1,622,5001
2009$258,422$465,8063
2008$252,588$315,4252

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1958 sales)
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I by Pinin Farina
Chassis#:0791 GT
Sold for $5,679,619
  2017 RM Sothebys : Ferrari - Leggenda e Passione
    
1958 Ferrari 250 GT coupé Pinin Farina
Chassis#:Chassis#:1023 GT
Sold for $587,298
  2016 Rétromobile 2016 by Artcurial Motorcars
 
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I by Pinin Farina
Chassis#:0791 GT
Sold for $5,720,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's NY Auction : Driven By Distruption
    
1958 Ferrari 250GT Coupé
Chassis#:Chassis#:0947GT
Sold for $616,584
  2015 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé by Pinin Farina
Chassis#:Chassis#:0953 GT
Sold for $664,100
  2015 RM Auctions - Paris
 
1958 FERRARI 250 GT SERIES 1 CABRIOLET
Chassis#:0759 GT
Sold for $6,820,000
  2014 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction
    
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series 1 Cabriolet
Chassis#:0791 GT
Sold for $6,160,000
  2014 Gooding & Company - The Scottsdale Auction
    
1958 FERRARI 250 GT COUPE PININ FARINA
Sold for $445,998
  2013 Artcurial - Automobiles Sur Les Champs 5
 
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé
Chassis#:Chassis#:01632
Sold for $373,674
  2012 RM Auctions - London
 
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé by Pinin Farina
Chassis#:Chassis#:1233GT
Sold for $318,326
  2012 RM Auctions at Monaco
 
1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB 'Tour de France' Berlinetta
Chassis#:Chassis#:1039GT
Sold for $3,606,400
  2011 RM Auctions - London
 
1958 Ferrari 250GT Series I Cabriolet
Chassis#:Chassis#:0979 GT
Sold for $1,622,500
  2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey
 
1958 Ferrari 250 GT
Chassis#:Chassis#:0831
Sold for $465,806
  2009 Coys Auction - Auto Moto D‘Epoca - Padova
 
1958 Ferrari 250 GT
Chassis#:1043GT
Sold for $145,750
  2009 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions
    
1958 Ferrari 250GT Coupé
Sold for $163,711
  2009 Bonhams - Automobiles d'Exception à Retromobile
 
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe
Chassis#:0997
Sold for $189,750
  2008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions
    
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe
Sold for $315,425
  2008 RM Auctions - Ferrari – Leggenda e Passione
 
1958 Ferrari 250GT Berlinetta
Chassis#:Chassis#:1157GT
Sold for $358,611
  2007 Bonhams - Ferrari et les Prestigieuses Italiennes
 
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Spyder
Chassis#:Chassis#:1019
Sold for $715,235
  2006 Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
 
1958 Ferrari 250GT Berlinetta Tour de France
Chassis#:Chassis#:1039GT
Sold for $1,440,819
  2005 Bonhams - Historic Ferrari Motor Cars & Automobilia
 

No Sale

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