1959 Ferrari 250 GT

The 250 Pinin Farina Coupe made its debut in Milan in 1958. It was a grand touring car with a distinctive style that would mark the face of Ferrari for many years to come. Production would continue to 1960 with Pinin Farina's Grugliasco, Italy plant creating 353 examples of the new series production car. Each example was hand built and typically pre-sold to well discerning motor enthusiasts.

The Ferrari 250 GT Coupe were notable for their lengthy hood and cabriolet-with-hardtop side profile. Their short roofs were devoid or rear quarter windows had a distinctly roadster-like feel on the inside. But these were Grand Tourers and Ferrari included luxurious leather trim, sound deadening material, and thick carpeting, plus a sophisticated climate control system.

With the 240 horsepower version of the Colombo V12, the engines were essential a detuned version of the race-winning V12 engine found in the company's competition cars. Zero-to-sixty was accomplished in less than seven seconds with top speed being achieved at 141 mph.


by Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2019

Related Reading : Ferrari 250 GT History

Production of the 250 Series began in 1954 and continued on through the early part of the 1960s. There were numerous variations of the 250 and would ultimately become Ferraris most successful line of vehicles to date. The 250 is also recognized as the first Ferrari to ever receive disc brakes. This did not take place until the end of the 1950s. Also, the 250 was the first four-seater. Ferraris....
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1959 Vehicle Profiles

1959 Ferrari 250 GT vehicle information

Cabriolet
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 1865 GT

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. ....[continue reading]

1959 Ferrari 250 GT vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 1427GT
Engine Num: 1427GT

Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Coupe with chassis number 1427GT left the factory finished in red but now has yellow with a blue central stripe and blue sides. The colors are those of the Swedish racing team. It is believed that this car had been raced o....[continue reading]

1959 Ferrari 250 GT vehicle information

Series 1 Cabriolet

This car is one of 40 Series I Cabriolets built starting in 1957. They were fitted with the popular 3.0 liter V-12 engine that produced 240 horsepower. It was claimed to have a top speed of 135 mph. The first example was shown at the 1957 Geneva Auto....[continue reading]

1959 Ferrari 250 GT vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 1447 GT
Engine Num: 1447 GT

This 250 GT Pininfarina Coupe shows the typical style of the late fifties, which also has been found on the Maserati 3500 GT and Lancia Flaminia 2.8 3C. The body line shows pure elegance. The interior is dominated by the painted dashboard, chromed ga....[continue reading]

1959 Ferrari 250 GT vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 1301 GT
Engine Num: 1301 GT

This Ferrari 250GT was sent to the Pinin Farina factory on February 12th of 1959. It would leave finish in Rosso Bordeaux with a Grigio Conchiglia roof over black interior. It is one of just a few given a hood scoop, a distinctive feature that gives ....[continue reading]

1959 Ferrari 250 GT vehicle information

Series 1 Cabriolet

In 1957 the 250-range of Ferraris were graced with a number of cabriolets designed by Pinin Farina. The Turin firm managed to imbue an ingenious sense of style that was at the same time assertive yet elegant. The car quickly became one of the most so....[continue reading]

1959 Ferrari 250 GT vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 2501463GT

This Ferrari is a Series 1 example with an inside-plug engine and drum brakes. The car was completed in August of 1959 and was delivered new to the German importer Auto Becker in Dusseldorf. Pinin Farina records indicate the car was delivered to Luig....[continue reading]

1959 Ferrari 250 GT vehicle information

Series 1 Cabriolet

Chassis Num: 1475 GT
Engine Num: 1475 GT

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 d....[continue reading]

1959 Ferrari 250 GT vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 1471GT
Engine Num: 1471GT

Pinin Farina's elegant Coupe on the 250GT chassis signaled true series production, with 350 examples built between 1958 and 1960 within the sequence '0841' to '2081'. The cars could still be ordered with subtle variations according to customer choice....[continue reading]

1959 Ferrari 250 GT vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 1175GT

This Ferrari participated in motorsports events which resulted in a blown engine and was replaced by a small block Corvette engine, Offy intake with 3 two-barrel carbs, Ford 9 inch rear end and Turbo 400 transmission. It has never been restored. It h....[continue reading]

1959 Ferrari 250 GT vehicle information

Series 1 Cabriolet

Chassis Num: 1181GT

This Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series 1 was exhibited at the 1959 New York Auto Show, and was the last Series 1 Cabriolet to feature covered headlamps. It was built with the stronger 508D chassis and equipped with the latest version of Gioacchino Colo....[continue reading]

1959 Ferrari 250 GT vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 1433 GT
Engine Num: 1433 GT

This Ferrari 250 GT Coupe wears coachwork by Pinin Farina and given numerous bespoke details, including chromed door sills and a 410 Superamerica-style air intake on the hood. The car left the factory finished in Grigio Azzurro (Max Meyer 13471), wit....[continue reading]

1959 Ferrari 250 GT vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 1245 GT
Engine Num: 1245 GT

Ferrari introduced the 250 GT Coupe at the 1958 Paris Motor Show. Its Pinin Farina coachwork replaced the Boano- and Ellena built cars. In total, 355 examples were built during its production lifespan. Power was courtesy of a 3.0-liter Colombo V-12 e....[continue reading]

1959 Ferrari 250 GT vehicle information

Cabriolet
Designer: Pininfarina

Chassis Num: 1723GT

Truly among the most iconic and desirable Ferrari's ever built, the 250 epitomizes the true spirit of Ferrari ownership. When the Ferrari 250GT Cabriolet was introduced in 1959, it fit into the Ferrari model range as an elegant and subtle cabriolet f....[continue reading]

Cabriolet
Chassis #: 1865 GT 
Coupe
Chassis #: 1427GT 
Series 1 Cabriolet
 
Coupe
Chassis #: 1447 GT 
Coupe
Chassis #: 1301 GT 
Series 1 Cabriolet
 
Coupe
Chassis #: 2501463GT 
Series 1 Cabriolet
Chassis #: 1475 GT 
Coupe
Chassis #: 1471GT 
Coupe
Chassis #: 1175GT 
Series 1 Cabriolet
Chassis #: 1181GT 
Coupe
Chassis #: 1433 GT 
Coupe
Chassis #: 1245 GT 
Cabriolet
Chassis #: 1723GT 

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1959 250 GT
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Model Year Production

#1#2#3Ferrari
1964Chevrolet (2,318,619)Ford (1,594,053)Toyota (1,068,321)
1963Chevrolet (2,237,201)Ford (1,525,404)Fiat (957,941)
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)
1959Chevrolet (1,462,140)Ford (1,450,953)Volkswagen (575,407)
1958Chevrolet (1,142,460)Ford (987,945)Volkswagen (451,526)
1957Ford (1,676,449)Chevrolet (1,505,910)Plymouth (726,009)
1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Meteor (1,408,478)
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)

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