The Ferrari 250 GT cars really mark a turning point in the carmaker’s evolution towards luxury and performance dominance, and today they are still some of the most beautiful cars on the road and an extraordinary opportunity for classic car enthusiasts to buy and sell. Many versions of the Ferrari 250 GT were made between 1953 and 1964, and the 250 series remains one of Ferrari’s most successful lines to date, thanks to its gorgeous design and success in racing.
The Ferrari 250 models were based on a 94.5 in for the short wheelbase (SWB) and on a 102.4 in for the long wheelbase (LWB), where most convertible models used the SWB type. Nearly all the Ferrari 250 models were fitted with the 3.0 Liter V12 engine, popular for its lightweight and impressive output. The 250 made its debut in racing and the Ferrari 250 GTO, produced from 1962 to 1964 in less than 80 examples, was one of the top sports cars of the 1960s. Among the GT road cars, the 250 series includes models such as the 250 Europa GT, the 250 GT Boano and Ellena, the 250 GT Berlinetta Tour de France, the 250 GT Cabriolet Pininfarina Series I, the Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder, the 250 GT coupe Pininfarina, the 250 GT Berlinetta Interim, the 250 GT Cabriolet Pininfarina Series II, the 250 GT Berlinetta SWB, the 250 GT Spyder California SWB, the 250 GT/E and the Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso.
Each model has its particularities in terms of design, mechanics and specifications. If you’d like more information on a particular model, The Beverly Hills Car Club welcomes your questions anytime.
With such an impressive line, the Ferrari 250 GT is a source of fascination for many classic car enthusiasts. The V12 configuration and over-square combustion chambers shared by all variants ensured remarkable driving experience, power and smoothness. The 250 GT denomination comes from the individual cylinder displacement of 250cc and the different versions can be separated into the following categories: Berlinetta for coupe, Spyder for convertible, LWB, SWB and Lusso for luxury. In addition to the impressive versatility of options and specifications, many running changes were made to models during the production and later on by their different owners. It is highly recommended to consult a Ferrari expert when appraising a particular model. The Beverly Hills Car Club is happy to answer any and all your Classic Ferrari questions.
Please contact the Los Angeles classic car dealership Beverly Hills Car Club to speak with a classic Ferrari professional about any of the 250 GT cars!