1959 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet / 1865 GT Vehicle 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

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Cabriolet
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 1865 GT
Sold for $375,000 at 2009 Automobiles of Arizona.
Sold for $385,000 at 2009 Sports & Classics of Monterey.
Racing has always been a means to advertise a product, but by the mid-to-late 1950s, Ferrari's racing costs had increased and needed to sell more road going models to help pay for its extensive racing program.

The 250 GT Cabriolet was introduced at the Geneva International Auto Salon in 1957. It was a semi-luxury touring car that had better soundproofing that the California Spyder and a chassis and drive-train similar to Ferrari's racing cars. The Cabriolet was based upon the 250 GT Coupe and given its body produced by Pinin Farina.

The new 250 GT Series II Cabriolet, introduced a year after the 250 GT Coupe, made its debut at the 1959 Paris Salon. Both the coupe and the cabriolet shared nearly identical overall dimensions and both had significant mechanical improvements over the California Spyder.

The 3.0-liter Colombo-derived V-12 engine, designated Tipo 128 F, produced 250 brake horsepower. It had outside-plug cylinder heads and twin distributors. Disc brakes could be found at all four corners, as could the 16-inch Borrani wire wheels. Zero-to-sixty took only seven seconds while top speed was achieved in the neighborhood of 140 miles per hour.

This car, chassis number 1865 GT, is the 29th example of 201 Series II cabriolets originally produced between 1959 and 1962. It was sent to Ferrari Representatives of California, who sold it to its first owner of record, Mr. David Garroway of New York. It changed ownership over the years and restored in the early 1990s. It is painted in a maroon exterior finish and has a black convertible top, and a set of period correct Borrani knock-off wire wheels.

In 2009, this 250 GT Series II Cabriolet was offered for sale at the Automobiles of Arizona auction presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $450,000 - $500,000. The lot was sold for the sum of $375,000 including buyer's premium.

A few months later, this Series II Cabriolet was offered for sale at the Sports & Classics of Monterey auction presented by RM Auctions. The car was estimated to sell for $350,000 - $450,000. As the gavel fell for the third and final time, the lot had been sold for the sum of $385,000, including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2010


2009 Sports & Classics of Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$350,000-$450,000 
Sale Price :
$385,000

2009 Automobiles of Arizona

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$450,000-$500,000 
Sale Price :
$375,000

1959 Ferrari 250 GT Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1959 sales)
1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: 1533 GT
Sold for $498,493
  2019 RM Sothebys : Villa Erba
 
1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe
Chassis#: 1315 GT
Sold for $599,000
  2019 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: 1245 GT
Sold for $643,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1959 Ferrari 250 GT image  
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
 

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 250 GT Coupé by Pinin Farina1533 GT2020 RM Sothebys : Paris $390,000$500,000
1959 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Coupé1583 GT2019 Bonhams : The Bonmont Sale $600,000$700,000
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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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
Chassis Num: 0759 GT
Engine Num: 0759 GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1958 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 0789 GT
Engine Num: 0789 GT (internal no. 0124C)
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT1958 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 0791 GT
Engine Num: 0791 GT
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 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: 1245 GT
Engine Num: 1245 GT
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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