1960 Ferrari 250 GT PF Coupe
1960 Ferrari 250 GT PF CoupeSource: Symbolic Motor Car Company
La Jolla, California, U.S.A.
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Posted: 20 Apr 2010
Chassis 1989/GT was a mid to late production Series II model and delivered to Pinin Farina in Torino on May 14th, 1960. The SII PF Coupes incorporated numerous improvements to the overall design of the car. The brakes were now discs at all four corners and the gearbox was finally fitted with an over-drive that enabled both effortless acceleration as well as significantly reduced RPMs at cruising speed. Other improvements were noticeable in the design of the cylinder heads and tuning of the engine. While claimed horsepower remained at 240, it was not far more honest. What most owners and current enthusiasts feel however is the vastly improved delivery of torque at near all RPMs.
After delivery to Pinin Farina, chassis 1989/GT was issued/assigned commission or work number "29492" and individual body number "142." The coachwork was finished on August 5th, 1960 which is listed on both Ferrari's and Pinin Farina's official records as this Ferrari's completion date. These records indicate that Chassis 1189/GT was a standard "Left-Hand-Drive" "Export-version" "Series II" model built towards the end of Series II production.
Chassis 1989/GT was originally finished with an exterior color of "Grigio Argento MM 16003." The literal translation of this color from the Italian to English is simply "Gray Silver" which is a bit misleading as the color has a hint of blue to it as well. Today the car is more of a medium to light blue with a touch of both gray and silver. It is a transitional color showing up very light in bright light and darkening dramatically in low and no-light situations.
Chassis 1989/GT was originally finished with an all leather interior which was recorded as "Beige VM 3309." Today the interior has been correctly restored to original specifications but the color has been changed to black, which more suits and better complements the exterior color.
Chassis 1989/GT was ordered, invoiced and sold new and then through Luigi Chinetti Motors of New York City, New York. (At the time, Chinetti was both the official distributor for Ferrari of North America as well as the main East-Coast dealer.) Upon completion it was delivered in the Fall of 1960 to Chinetti's New York showroom and prepared for retail sale.
Despite being ordered new through Chinetti and delivered to the States, all gauges are in Italian and the odometer in kilometers per hour. There are several other rather interesting features that appear to have been with this Ferrari since new. Most obvious are the cold air, front brake cooling ducts just below each front head-light and below the bumper. Close examination by several noted experts leads us to believe that they are original to the car and not and after the fact addition. The front grill also features high-intensity "Le Mans" type Marchal Running Lights. The front main lights are also Marchal units.
Under the bonnet rather than the standard 36mm carburetors and 9mm lift camshafts, 1989/GT is fitted with 40mm DCL6 Carburetors and 10mm lift Competition Type Camshafts. The final drive ratio is incredibly short (7 x 32) or 4.57:1. This gives incredible off-the-line acceleration but would normally cripple top speed. The car has the an electric over-drive which allows for easy cruising well over 100mph but at significantly reduced RPMs.
The original first owner is unknown at this time. The first identified and recorded owner was Mr. Robert C. Huntley of Los Angeles, California. The car remained with him from at least 1970 and most likely much earlier until the late 1980s when it was sold to a private collector in Japan.
In June of 2002, the car was offered for public sale in Tokyo, Japan and acquired shortly thereafter by our company. It was subsequently sold/traded to a private South-Eastern USA collector and enthusiast who has both enjoyed and maintained this Ferrari until our recent reacquisition earlier this month.
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05/27/2013 - UmarSabat
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05/26/2013 - farazharoon - link
Photo: 1960 250 GT 2+2. by Hayden G. Photography on Flickr. 1960 Ferrari 250 GT
05/17/2013 - Steve_Fletcher
@Middlesex_CCC's @tjmurtagh! He's a bit like a 1960's vintage Ferrari 250 GTO! Lost a bit of speed but still absolutely brilliant!
05/11/2013 - SheAutoWorld - link
From WikipediaThe Ferrari 250 is a sports car built by Ferrari from 1953 to 1964. The company's most successful early line, the 250 series included several variants. It was replaced by the 275 and the 330.
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