- Photographed at The Enzo Ferrari Museum, Modena, Italy in 2016

1959 Ferrari 250 GT

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The 250 GT was the first Ferrari competition GT fitted with disc brakes.

It was very successful and competitive into the 1960's, mostly driven by "gentlemen" drivers rather than as part of factory teams.

Powered by the legendary Colombo Tipo 125 V12 engine which had a capacity of 2,953 cc (180 cu in).

The Columbo V12 was notable for its light weight and impressive output of up to 300 PS (221 kW; 296 hp) in the Testa Rossa and GTO. The V12 weighed hundreds of pounds less than its chief competitors — for example, it was nearly half the weight of the Jaguar XK straight-6.