1960 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Coupe

Courtesy of Bonhams
  • Matching-numbers car (chassis, engine, gearbox, rear axle)
  • Cognolato restored the car in the mid-2000s, and the engine was done by Corrado Patella
  • Winner of the Prix d’Élégance at the 2014 Zoute Concours d’Élégance

By the early 1960s, road-car production had ceased to be a sideline for Ferrari and was seen as vitally important to the company’s future stability. Thus the 250, Ferrari’s first volume-produced model, can be seen as critically important, although production of the first of the line — the 250 Europa, built from 1953 to 1954 — amounted to fewer than 20.

True series production began with the arrival of Pinin Farina’s “notchback” coupe, about 353 of which were built between 1958 and 1960.

Steve Ahlgrim

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Steve taught high school auto shop before moving to Atlanta, GA, where his love of sports cars led him to FAF Motorcars, the former Ferrari dealer where he served as General Manager and Vice President. He has been a self-proclaimed “one-trick pony,” coveting the Ferrari marque. He has been involved in concours judging for over 25 years and is a member of the IAC/PFA, an international committee overseeing high-level Ferrari concours judging. He is chief judge of the Celebration Exotic Car Show in Celebration, FL.

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