1959 ferrari 250 gt




1959 ferrari 250 gt

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    The sexiest Ferrari of them all; a single icon; The 23rd of 50 LWB California Spiders built; Formerly owned by Prince Alvise Hercolani, Wolfgang Seidel, and Ed.

    bhp, 2, cc SOHC V engine, four-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with unequal-length A-arms and coil springs, live rear axle.

    1959 ferrari 250 gt

    1959 ferrari 250 gt

    On March 27, , it was sold new directly from the factory to its first owner, Prince Alvise Hercolani of Bologna. Hercolani owned chassis number GT for just six months before selling it to Wolfgang Seidel, the German racing driver who had competed in a number of events, including a handful of Formula One grand prix, the Mille Miglia, and the 12 Hours of Sebring, where he and American Harry Schell placed 3rd overall and 1st in class in a Porsche RSK. Morgan relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona, later that year and advertised the car for sale the following summer. User Contact Media Media Info. After being purchased from Herrington by its current owner, the car was immediately sent to Billy Smilovsky, of Engineered Automotive in Concord, Ontario, Canada, for a full, concours-level restoration.

    1959 ferrari 250 gt

    1959 ferrari 250 gt

    1959 ferrari 250 gt

    1959 ferrari 250 gt

    1959 ferrari 250 gt

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    Depress your right foot on the accelerator pedal and the cylinder engine just inches in front of you comes to life. On a winding coastal road, the car reacts with confidence to your every input and is exceedingly direct, but it is also careful to sweep you through every part of the journey. Sporting yet not exhausting.

    Exciting yet not stressful. This is most certainly the perfect car for long journeys at high speed.

    1959 ferrari 250 gt

    Couple that with the feeling of the wind rushing through your hair, a beautiful woman by your side, and your hands on the wheel of one of the most attractive automobiles ever built. Could life be any better? On March 27, , it was sold new directly from the factory to its first owner, Prince Alvise Hercolani of Bologna. Of course, a Ferrari fit for a prince would have some custom features, and this California Spider is no exception.

    To begin to describe in detail how sensuous the looks of this particular California Spider is would be wasting time and words, just as trying to explain how Audrey Hepburn is beautiful. The car is fitted with open headlights, which was a configuration seen only on a handful of California Spiders, including the examples that finished 1st overall at the 12 Hours of Sebring GT and 5th overall and 3rd in class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans GT.

    1959 ferrari 250 gt

    The open headlight configuration provided greater visibility than closed headlamps, as the covers obstructed the light during nighttime driving. According to noted Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, GT was originally fitted with highly attractive Superamerica-style front fender vents, an inset air intake on the hood, and a hardtop, giving this particular California Spider a very elegant appearance.

    Inside, the ignition switch and other controls were relocated from the dashboard to on the transmission tunnel below the dashboard and instrument panel, allegedly in an effort to give taller drivers more leg and knee room. Hercolani owned chassis number GT for just six months before selling it to Wolfgang Seidel, the German racing driver who had competed in a number of events, including a handful of Formula One grand prix, the Mille Miglia, and the 12 Hours of Sebring, where he and American Harry Schell placed 3rd overall and 1st in class in a Porsche RSK.

    The car was also seen at the fifth Brussels Grand Prix in , where Seidel was entered to race a Lotus-Climax yet did not start the race. Morgan, an American living in Wiesbaden, Germany. Morgan drove the car quite frequently in his ownership, including on a trip from Wiesbaden to Marseille. He then put the car on a boat to Corsica, where he spent a two-week vacation with his wife.

    1959 ferrari 250 gt

    The car was then shipped to Geneva and driven by Morgan to Modena in Both of these are journeys perfectly suited for a car like the California Spider. Fast, luxurious, and comfortable: Morgan had the car serviced at the factory in September , and in , he had it again shipped by boat, this time to his new home in Pleasant Hills, California. Morgan relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona, later that year and advertised the car for sale the following summer.

    On September 22, , Morgan sold the car to none other than Ed Niles, a Los Angeles-based attorney and well-respected Ferrari collector and historian. Niles had the car repainted dark red but only kept it for just under a year before selling it to Ronald Semler, of North Hollywood, in June Jim Swartout, a year-old college student from Lake Forest, Illinois, purchased the car in November A few years later, Swartout moved to California, where he kept the California Spider for the next 30 years.

    FERRARI 250 GT PININFARINA Coupé 1959 - Modest test drive - Engine sound



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