1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet / 1981GT Chassis Information

1960 Ferrari 250 GT photograph

1960 Ferrari 250 GT photograph

1960 Ferrari 250 GT photograph

1960 Ferrari 250 GT1960 Ferrari 250 GT1960 Ferrari 250 GT
Cabriolet
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 1981GT
Engine # 1981GT
Sold for $1,193,500 at 2014 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction.
The Ferrari 250 GT provided the company with much needed financial stability and was Ferrari's first volume-produced model. Production began with the 250 Europa, constructed from 1953 to 1954 (with fewer than twenty cars), before being superseded by the 250GT in 1954, the latter featuring a lighter and more-compact Colombo-designed 3-liter V12 replacing the predecessors Lampredi unit. The single-overhead-camshaft all-aluminum engine produced 2200 bhp and was fitted into a shorter wheelbase featuring a multi-tube frame tied together by oval main tubes. The independent front suspension now employed coil springs instead of the previous transverse leaf type. A four-speed, all-synchromesh gearbox transmitted power to the live rear axle, while hydraulic drums all round looked after braking. Four wheel disc brakes arrived late in 1959 and a four-speed-plus-overdrive gearbox the following year.

Scaglietti and Pininfarina produced open-top Spider and Cabriolet models, with several other carrozzerie working their craft on the 250GT chassis. Exhibited at the 1957 Geneva Salon, the Pininfarina's first 250GT Cabriolet was purchased by Ferrari works driver Peter Collins, who later had the car converted to disc brakes. Several alternative versions followed before series production began in July 1957. Around 40 250GT Series 1 Pininfarina Cabriolets were completed before the introduction of the Series II in 1959.

The Series II Cabriolet was effectively an open-top version of the Pininfarina-built 250GT Coupe, sharing the same chassis and mechanical components. The Cabriolet was built alongside its closed cousin until 1962, with a total of 200 Series II Cabriolets producing during its production lifespan.

This example, chassis 1981GT, was assembled in Maranello and then send to Pinin Farina's works in Torino for the fitment of its Cabriolet body. It arrived in Torino on May 11th of 1960 and was completed in less than two months, on Jul 2nd. It left finished in Azzurro metallic over vinyl and leather Naturale Cabriolet. It was the 49th of 200 Series II Cabriolets built and was sold new to Contraves Italia S.p.A. in Rome, Italy.

The early history of this car is not fully known, but at some point later in its life the car was repainted in the current dark red over black hides and a tan convertible top. By the mid-1980s, the Cabriolet had found its way to Switzerland in the ownership of Kurt Bohrer. While in Mr. Bohrer's care, it was given a complete engine overhaul in 1986 at 51,802 km and another overhaul in August of 1987, a mere 6,448km later.

By 2006, the car was in German in the collection of Peter Groh. It appeared at the Techno Classica in Essen, Germany in April of 2010, and acquired by the current shortly thereafter.

Currently, the car has just over 62,600kms on its odometer. It has its matching numbers Colombo V12 engine, period-correct Michelin X tires with Borrani wire wheels, disc brakes, and a 4-speed manual transmission with overdrive.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2014


2014 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction

Sale Price :
$1,193,500

2019 2
2018 7
2017 4
2016 6
2015 2
2014 3
2013 2
2012 3
2011 1
2010 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$528,785$722,5692
2018$1,061,432$1,682,5007
2017$1,115,216$1,662,6034
2016$1,302,540$1,725,9206
2015$1,210,492$1,705,9842
2014$1,330,250$2,090,0003
2013$1,333,750$1,375,0002
2012$4,076,091$11,275,0003
2011$519,783$519,7831
2010$429,000$429,0001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1960 sales)
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe
Chassis#: 2081 GT
Sold for $335,000
  2019 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
 
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: 1831 GT
Sold for $722,569
  2019 RM Sothebys : Paris
 
1960 Ferrari 250 GT 'Series II' Coupé
Chassis#: 2003 GT
Sold for $580,206
  2018 Bonhams : Pada Auction
 
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Pininfarina Coupé
Chassis#: 1625
Sold for $1,130,921
  2018 Bonhams : Zoute Sale
 
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: 2007 GT
Sold for $1,325,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1960 Ferrari 250 GT image  
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet Coachwork by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: 2039GT
Sold for $1,682,500
  2018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1960 Ferrari 250 GT image  1960 Ferrari 250 GT image  
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé
Chassis#: 1567GT
Sold for $583,900
  2018 Bonhams : Goodwood
 
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: 1745 GT
Sold for $720,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1960 Ferrari 250 GT image  1960 Ferrari 250 GT image  
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: 1939 GT
Sold for $1,407,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale, Az.
1960 Ferrari 250 GT image  
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: 1779 GT
Sold for $1,662,603
  2017 RM Sothebys : Ferrari - Leggenda e Passione
 
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: 1935 GT
Sold for $692,049
  2017 RM Sothebys : Ferrari - Leggenda e Passione
 
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé Series II by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: 1617 GT
Sold for $676,210
  2017 RM Sothebys : Villa Erba
 
1960 FERRARI 250 GT SERIES II CABRIOLET
Chassis#: 1967GT
Sold for $1,430,000
  2017 Bonhams : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: 1881 GT
Sold for $1,725,920
  2016 RM Sotheby's : London Sale
 
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe
Chassis#: 1743 GT
Sold for $924,000
  2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
 
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet
Chassis#: 2143 GT
Sold for $1,500,000
  2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1960 Ferrari 250 GT image  1960 Ferrari 250 GT image  
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet
Chassis#: 1695 GT
Sold for $1,512,500
  2016 Gooding & Company : The Amelia Island Auction
1960 Ferrari 250 GT image  1960 Ferrari 250 GT image  
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: 1749 GT
Sold for $502,819
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Paris
 
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: 2153 GT
Sold for $1,650,000
  2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona
 
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe
Chassis#: 1825 GT
Sold for $715,000
  2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1960 Ferrari 250 GT's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pinin Farina1805 GT2019 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island   
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pinin Farina1983 GT2019 RM Sothebys : Paris $1,200,000$1,400,000
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Pinin Farina2139 GT2017 Artcurial : Retromobile $1,200,000$1,600,000
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet2115 GT2016 Rick Cole : Monterey $1,400,000$1,600,000
1960 Ferrari 250 GT cabriolet Pininfarina Série 2 avec hard-top inox unique1925 GT2016 Rétromobile 2016 by Artcurial Motorcars $1,400,000$1,800,000
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet1939 GT2016 Gooding & Company : The Scottsdale Auction $2,000,000$2,300,000
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet1967 GT2016 Gooding & Company : The Scottsdale Auction $1,800,000$2,200,000
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pinin Farina2047GT2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey $1,800,000$2,200,000
1960 Ferrari 250GT Series II Cabriolet508F 1801GT2006 Bonhams Exceptional Ferrari and Maserati Motor Cars $450,000$500,000
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe 2002 Michigan Fall Classic Car Auction The Kughn Collection$42,500  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1960 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 1695 GT
Engine Num: 1695 GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1960 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1721GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1960 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1745 GT
Engine Num: 1745 GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1960 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1747 GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1960 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 1753GT
Engine Num: 1753GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1960 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 1803GT
Engine Num: 1803GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1960 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 1805 GT
Engine Num: 1805 GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1960 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1977 GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1960 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 1981GT
Engine Num: 1981GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1960 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 2007 GT
Engine Num: 2007 GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1960 Coupe
Chassis Num: 2017GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1960 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 2039 GT
Engine Num: 2039GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1960 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 2079 GT
Engine Num: 2079 GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1961 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 2093 GT
Engine Num: 2093 GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1961 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 2683GT
Engine Num: 2683GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1961 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 3093GT
Engine Num: 3093GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1962 SWB Berlinetta Speciale
Coachbuilder: Bertone
Chassis Num: 3269 GT
Engine Num: 3269
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1962 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 3427 GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1962 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 3633 GT
Engine Num: 3633
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1962 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 3783 GT
Engine Num: 3783
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1962 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 3807 GT
Engine Num: 3807

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