Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriol, a Pinin Farina Masterpiece at Gooding's Pebble Beach Auctions


1959 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet
Formerly the Property of Marque Historian Hilary Raab Jr.
Coachwork by Pinin Farina
Chassis: 1475 GT

The 250 GT Series I Cabriolet presented here, chassis 1475 GT, is the last of 40 examples built. As characterized by Pinin Farina coachwork in the late 1950s and early 1960s, this handsome Cabriolet displays the transition from the ornate designs of the late 1950s to the clean, modern styling.

This is exemplified by 1475 GT’s full-width bumpers and flanks that are unadorned with vents, which emphasize the long, elegant lines of the front wings. This Series I Cabriolet is one of only four examples built with the open headlamp treatment, and one of just two with tall vertical taillights. This Cabriolet was owned by noted Ferrari collector and historian Hilary Raab Jr. for over three decades and has participated in numerous concours and road rallies.

It remains in outstanding condition throughout and is finished in a very attractive color combination of metallic blue over tan leather upholstery.

Auction August 18th and 19th