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1961 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet

  • Designed by Pininfarina
  • Chassis Number: 2533
  • Engine Number: 2533
  • Gearbox Number: 233 E
  • Body Number: Differential No.: 39 CA
The second generation of Pininfarina-bodied luxury cabriolets on the 250 GT model line was introduced as the 1950s were coming to a close. These grand touring vehicles complemented the company's line of competition-derived 250 California Spyders and were equipped with four-wheel disc brakes and an outside-plug engine. A total of 200 examples of the second-series cabriolets were built and officially designed by the 'GTF' prefix affixed to their chassis plate.

This particular example is the 127th Series Cabriolet produced between 1959 and 1962. It received its Pininfarina coachwork on June 28th of 1961 before returning to Maranello, where it remained until September of that year. It was given Grigio Conchiglia (MM 16.249) over a Pelle Blu (VM 3087) and delivered new to the premises of dealer Vincenzo Malago within Rome. The first recorded owner was Renato Stefani di Canegina of nearby Viterbo. In 1965 the car was sold to its second Italian owner and subsequently exported to the United States where it was noted with a California owner by 1973.

The car was in California for just over a dozen years before it returned to Europe via the Swiss collector and financier Edgard Mannheimer of Zurich. By this point in history, its original colors had been painted over with a red exterior and the interior changed to beige upholstery. Within a year, Mannheimer sold the car to the Belgian tifosi Maurice Harlaux out of Brussels. Harlaux retained the car for several years and showed it several times during his ownership, including in September of 1992 at the FF40 Ferrari Francorchamps International Concours d'Elegance in Brussels. In December 1998, the car was acquired by an individual from the Netherlands, through whom it soon passed to an Italian Ferrari collector.

In April of 2013, chassis 2533 received its Ferrari Classiche, confirming the presence of all major factory-provided components. A short time later, it was sold to a California-based collector, exported from Italy, and treated to a complete restoration. Upon completion, the car wore its factory-correct color combination of Grigio Conchiglia over a Pelle Blu leather with a matching cloth top.

The car has a period-correct Autovox radio, a trunk-mounted Hirschmann automatic antenna, Michelin Defender tires, and Borrani wire wheels cast in July 1961. The only modern addition was another brake light affixed to the rear bumper.

By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2021

2021 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,200,000-USD $1,400,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,490,000

2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,800,000-USD $2,200,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,842,500

1961 Ferrari 250 GT Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Ferrari 250 GT

(Data based on Model Year 1961 sales)
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pininfarina
Chassis#: 2931
Sold for USD$1,405,276
  2023 RM Sothebys : Villa Erba
 
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pininfarina
Chassis#: 2683
Sold for USD$1,105,000
  2022 RM Sothebys : Monterey
 
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pininfarina
Chassis#: 2703
Sold for USD$1,407,500
  2021 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1961 Ferrari 250 GT image  1961 Ferrari 250 GT image  
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pininfarina
Chassis#: 2533
Sold for USD$1,490,000
  2021 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
1961 Ferrari 250 GT image  1961 Ferrari 250 GT image  
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pininfarina
Chassis#: 2587
Sold for USD$1,352,500
  2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
1961 Ferrari 250 GT image  1961 Ferrari 250 GT image  
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pininfarina
Chassis#: 3009
Sold for USD$1,517,500
  2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1961 Ferrari 250 GT image  
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pininfarina
Chassis#: 2587
Sold for USD$1,792,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1961 Ferrari 250 GT image  1961 Ferrari 250 GT image  
1961 Ferrari 250GT Series II Cabriolet
Chassis#: 1783 GT
Sold for USD$1,668,274
  2017 Coys - London - Coys at the Royal Horticultural Halls 2017
 
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet
Chassis#: 2533 GT
Sold for USD$1,842,500
  2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
1961 Ferrari 250 GT image  1961 Ferrari 250 GT image  
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet
Chassis#: 2489 GT
Sold for USD$2,090,000
  2015 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
1961 Ferrari 250 GT image  1961 Ferrari 250 GT image  
1961 FERRARI 250 SERIES II CABRIOLET
Chassis#: 250GTF2441
Sold for USD$2,250,000
  2014 Mecum - Monterey
1961 Ferrari 250 GT image  1961 Ferrari 250 GT image  
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet by Pininfarina
Chassis#: 2093 GT
Sold for USD$1,760,000
  2014 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
1961 Ferrari 250 GT image  1961 Ferrari 250 GT image  
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Carrozzeria Pininfarina
Chassis#: 2473
Sold for USD$2,035,000
  2013 RM Auction - Art of the Automobile
1961 Ferrari 250 GT image  1961 Ferrari 250 GT image  
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pininfarina
Chassis#: 2683GT
Sold for USD$1,100,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Monterey
1961 Ferrari 250 GT image  1961 Ferrari 250 GT image  
1961 Ferrari 250GT Series II Cabriolet
Chassis#: 2943GT
Sold for USD$1,183,685
  2013 Goodwood Revival
 
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet by Pininfarina
Chassis#: 2533GT
Sold for USD$1,079,040
  2013 RM Auctions - VILLA ERBA
 
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta passo corto (SWB)
Sold for USD$672
  2013 Silverstone : Race Retro & Classic Car Sale
 
1961 Ferrari 250 GT/E Series I Coupé
Chassis#: 2697GT
Sold for USD$222,425
  2012 RM Auctions - London
 
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: 3055 GT
Sold for USD$824,753
  2012 RM Auctions at Monaco
1961 Ferrari 250 GT image  
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet
Chassis#: 1755 GT
Sold for USD$770,000
  2012 RM Auctions at Amelia Island, Fla
1961 Ferrari 250 GT image  1961 Ferrari 250 GT image  

Ferrari 250 GTs That Failed To Sell At Auction

1961 Ferrari 250 GT's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pininfarina2489 GT2024 RM Sothebys : Arizona $1,500,000$1,750,000
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Coupe1659GT2021 Mecum : Monterey$425,000$600,000$650,000
1961 Ferrari 250 PF Coupe 2019 Russo & Steele : Amelia Island $650,000$750,000
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet2489 GT2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $2,000,000$2,300,000
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet2341 GT2018 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale, Az. $1,500,000$1,800,000
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pininfarina3009 GT2017 RM Sotheby's : Icons $1,500,000$1,800,000

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