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Country of origin:Italy
Produced from:1959 - 1962
Numbers built:200
Designed by:Pininfarina
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 15, 2019
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Click here to download printer friendly versionAt the 1959 Paris Auto Show, Ferrari and Pinin Farina introduced the second series of the 250 GT Cabriolet. The first series had been introduced late in 1956 and consisted of around 40 cars that had all been to custom order with no two examples being exactly alike. For the second series, the design was standardised, which allowed a significant rise production numbers.

Like the Series 1, the second generation Cabriolet was closely related with the 250 GT competition cars. Among the changes was the introduction of Dunlop disc brakes as standard equipment. An evolution of the Tipo 128 V12 engine was fitted. Dubbed the '128 F', it featured spark plugs moved from inside the 'V' to the outside while hairpin springs replaced the coil-vakve springs. These changes improved the breathing, which benefited torque and reliability.

The Pinin Farina design followed the same lines as the final examples of the Series 1 Cabriolets. The 'standardised' lines featured open headlights and a subtle kink just behind the doors that was carried over from the original design. Stored behind the front seats was a foldaway roof while the sizeable boot made the 250 GT Cabriolet a practical Grand Tourer.

Produced through to 1962, Ferrari built just over 200 examples of the Series 2 Cabriolet. While not as rare as the first series, the S2 has become increasingly sought after with values steadily on the rise.

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