Friday, 3 June 2011

Rare Side Vents - Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series 2 #1815GT

Despite the Haynes International Motor Museum having a room full of red vehicles only one of the Rosso Corsa cars is a Ferrari.

Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series 2, Haynes IMM

The Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series 2 was launched in 1959 featuring a Pinin Farina designed body that was simpler than the Series 1, in part was due to the intention of the Series 2 to be made for series production rather than to order.

Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series 2, Haynes IMM

This 1960 left hand drive model with a 3185 cc / 194 cui V12 was orginally exported to the USA and in 1987 was sold by Coy's of London with the registration 'Q 999 EGC'.

Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series 2, Haynes IMM

It is thought around 212 Series 2 models were manufactured as against just 36 of the Series 1 model.

Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series 2, Haynes IMM

While the Series 2 is known as a model manufactured in series this particular example has extremely rare, for the model type, side vents.

Thanks for joining me on this slightly tardy Ferrari Friday edition of 'Gettin' a lil' psycho on tyres', I hope you'll join me for a stretch limo edition tomorrow. Don't forget to come back now !

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