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1960 Ferrari 250 GT

Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet ( Pininfarina)

Year of manufacture – 1960
Class: GT
Body style : Two seater,Cabriolet
Engine – 2,953 cc V12
Horsepower – 240 hp
Transmission: 4 speed manual
Wheelbase: 102.3"
Full speed – 140 mph

Unveiled to the public at the 1959 Paris Salon, the new 250 GT Series II Cabriolet appeared one year after the handsome 250 GT Coupe and replaced the low-production Series I Cabriolet. In fact, the Series II Cabriolet remains notable as the first commercially-successful, production-based convertible model ever offered by Ferrari. While the Cabriolet appeared to be somewhat longer than the Coupe, thanks to a stylish “kick-up” just behind the doors and the elegant rear fenders, the Cabriolet and Coupe actually shared nearly identical overall dimensions.

Mechanically, both the 250 GT Cabriolet and the Coupe were considerably improved over the California Spyder, with the addition of the updated 3.0-liter, Colombo-derived V12 engine designated Tipo 128 F. This engine, which produced 240 brake horsepower, was fitted with outside-plug cylinder heads and twin distributors, while an overdrive transmission was made available. The cars offered race-bred stopping power with a set of four-wheel disc brakes, while telescopic shock absorbers and handsome 16-inch Borrani wire wheels were also included as standard equipment. The result was a stylish and very quick Ferrari, with acceleration to 60 mph achieved in less than seven seconds, en route to a top speed of 140 mph.


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