Exquisite and rare cabriolet Ferrari 250 GT Series I will be sold at auction

Exquisite and rare cabriolet Ferrari 250 GT Series I will be sold at auction

July 12, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

This “lot” came off the assembly line in 1958, and the masters from the Pininfarina studio worked on its appearance.

The classic Ferrari 250 GT Series I convertible from Pininfarina, produced in 1958, will be put up for auction by Gooding & Company. This will happen during the Carriage Week in Monterey, California. The cost of this Italian model can get to the mark of 8 million dollars! At one time only 40 copies of the 250 GT Series I Cabriolet came out and only four of them fell into the hands of the tuners from their Pininfarina atelier. From the remaining cabriolets, the “favorites” of cars differ in modified bumpers, headlights and new side air ducts. This cabriolet belonged to one of Ferrari’s VIP customers, Italian aristocrat Prince Alessandro Ruspoli.

The body of such an auction convertible painted in gloss black, which is diluted with a variety of chrome accents. The highlight of this Ferrari 250 GT is its cabin. With the exception of the upper half of the dashboard, it is fully trimmed in pistachio-colored leather. In the shade of green they even performed floor mats.

After Ruspoli cabriolet belonged to several more Italians, and then came to the United States, where Ron Hein became its owner. With his submission was launched extensive restoration of cars. In 1994, cabiolt was voted best-in-class at the Elegance Contest at Pebble Beach and Newport, as well as at the Santa Barbara Concours d’Elegance. Two years later, he won the Best of Show award at the FCA Vintage Concours competition in the Carmel Valley.