Nicely Mellowed Platinum Winning Restoration
1962 Ferrari 250 Pininfarina Cabriolet Series II
s/n 2587 engine no. 2587
Racing Red with Tan Leather Interior
Introduced in 1960, the Series II 250GT Pinin Farina represented Ferrari’s increased focus on production road cars, both to showcase the technology tested in racing, and to provide income to support racing. The cars were elegant, understated, and luxurious, and were available as both open and closed cars. Fitted with the venerable 3-litre V-12, mounted in the front, the 250 GT is in many ways the quintessential classic Ferrari. With generous space for both passengers and luggage, and a relatively relaxed driving experience (especially when fitted with overdrive) PF’s have always been excellent touring cars.
This particular car was dispatched in July of 1961 to a Mr. Belozian in California. It is a matching numbers car that remained in California for many years and was subsequently restored. It was shown extensively in Ferrari Club of America events in 1998-2000, and the car achieved platinum at Cavallino in 2000. It has since been in the care of a Ferrari collector who has carefully looked after the car and casually shown it, including a 2008 Best in Show at Boston Tutto Italiano. The car has recently had an extensive tune up including fluids, spark plugs, spark plug wires, and rebuilt carburetors. The distributors were also removed and rebuilt as required (including new rotors), properly set up, and then reinstalled. The car is equipped with overdrive and is complete with original and highly sought after manual, and highly accurate reproduction tool roll with tools.
The car is in excellent cosmetic condition. Overall, the car has the fresh and sparkling appearance of a well-restored car that has been carefully used and stored since its completion.
The paint and bodywork were done to the standards required to win a platinum award, and accordingly, they are excellent. The paint is holding up well, with no significant blemishes other than one small stress crack at the bottom front corner of the driver’s door (best seen with the car on the lift), and a few light use marks. The chrome is excellent as well, with no pitting or haze, and the wheels are equally nice. The tires are Michelin XWX items and are excellent. The other rubber is showing some aging in the form of some cracks to the windscreen seal. The car has Marchal headlamps, which are excellent, as are the other lights and glass. The top is black canvas and is excellent in terms of quality, fit, and condition.
The interior is equally nice, with excellent leather that is lightly mellowed. The carpets are excellent as well, as are the dashboard, switches, and instruments. The leather on top of the dash is great, as are the paint and chrome on the dash. The top frame is chrome and in excellent shape. The steering wheel is in similarly nice condition, having been included in the restoration.
The trunk was also thoroughly restored, with new upholstery (including the inside of the lid) and fresh paint on the panels beneath the upholstery. The spare was also restored. The engine compartment is quite correct and is thoroughly detailed for show. The inner fenders, ancillaries, and the engine itself are all quite clean and correctly finished, from the three eared airbox keepers to the Bendix sticker on the brake servo to the windscreen washer bag. The car retains the correct FIAMM Roadmaster horns as well.
The runs and drives superbly. The engine runs very well. It sounds great, pulls strongly and displays excellent oil pressure and no smoke. The gearbox has great synchromesh and the overdrive works beautifully. The brakes are effective with good bite and the pull the car down evenly. The suspension is great, being tight through bends and compliant over bumps.
This is an exceptional opportunity to acquire a lovely example of one of Ferrari’s most elegant open-air cars. Approximately 200 examples were built, making them significantly rarer than blue-chip collector Ferraris such as the 275 GTB/4 or the Lusso. Additionally, against the $2,000,000 to purchase a 250 Series I PF Cabriolet, or the $3,000,000 plus for a 250 California Spyder (LWB), $5,000,000 plus for a 250 California Spyder (SWB), the Series II PF Cabriolet remains an excellent value for open 250 series Ferraris. Beautifully restored to the highest standards with the show achievements to confirm the quality of the restoration, the car is still sparkling. It runs and drives superbly, making it an ideal example to drive and enjoy on tours, particularly since it is equipped with overdrive. Additionally, the car is complete with owner’s manual and tool roll.
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