Ferrari introduced a newly designed 250 GT coupe at the 1958 Paris Motor Show. The bodywork was designed and built by Pinin Farina, fitted over a steel-tube chassis over a long wheelbase. The 250 coupe offered acceleration and a top speed that was close to Ferrari’s race cars, all packaged in a luxurious Grand Touring setting.
The 250GT Pininfarina Coupe was significant step towards Ferrari having a standardized production road car. The plan was to showcase race-tested technology, and to generate income to support the Ferrari racing team.
Elegant, understated and luxurious, these GTs could be had as coupes or cabriolets, each fitted with 3-litre Columbo V-12 that made as much as 300HP — quite a power plant for the 1950s.
The example here is the 291st of 353 Pinin Farina-bodied coupes built between 1958 and 1960. Finished in Blu Lancia over Grigio leather, chassis 1745 was completed on March 16, 1960 and delivered new in Milan, Italy.
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