This stunning Pininfarina Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet could sell for millions
The Goodwood Festival of Speed has now well and truly passed but there is already another great motoring event to look forward to.
The 2019 edition of the Monterey Car Week is set to kick-off on the 10th of August. Car Week is a large group of car-related events that spans over a large area around the town of Monterey, California.
One of the many events of Car Week is the Gooding & Company car auction that is famous for gathering large amounts of incredibly rare cars. This year’s auction is set to follow the trend of expensive cars as it will feature a beautiful Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet coachbuilt by Pininfarina.
The Series I Cabriolet is almost as rare as the GTO racecar but somehow hasn’t been met with the same adoration. In fact, just 40 examples were ever built and of those 40 cars, only four were restyled by the famous Italian design house Pininfarina. The car features very subtle changes from the original such as new side vent, redesigned bumpers and additional lamps in the front grille.
This particular example that is going to change hands in early August is chassis 0789 GT and was originally owned by Italian aristocrat and one of Ferrari’s VIP clients, Prince Alessandro Ruspoli. In 1994, the car’s newest owner Ron Hein restored the car in order to compete in a number of Concours. In fact, it has won best in class at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Santa Barbara Concours d’Elegance, and the Newport Beach Concours d’Elegance.
It may come as a surprise to see how successful this particular car has been based on its exterior paint colour of black. However, the interior is what really catches the eye. Apart from the top part of the dashboard, it is covered in a somewhat bold green leather.
As the car is so rare and has such an amazing history, it is clear that it will sell for a large amount of hard-earned money. However, the exact estimate may come as a surprise as this Ferrari 250 GT Series I Convertible styled by Pininfarina is estimated to fetch between $7 million and $8 million.