Marking the return of Ferrari Friday GALPOT returns to Palo Alto Concours d’Elegance thanks to more photographs from Geoffrey Horton.
The 212 Ferrari 250 GT Pininfarina Cabriolet Series 2‘s built are most easily identified from the 36 Series 1 models by the vent window in the door and the absence of side vents in the front wing/fender.
The 375 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso’s built between 1963 and 1964 all featured steel bodywork designed by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti, with a top speed of 150 mph they were amongst the fastest production cars of their day.
I’m not totally sure if the Ferrari 275 above is a two cam GTB version built from 1964 to 1966 or the 165mph 4 cam GTB/4 version built from 1966 to 1968, the wire wheels suggest the former because the GTB/4 was the first Ferrari not to be offered with wire wheels, which may have been fitted retrospectively.
Sharing the same chassis, motor and independent suspension as the Ferrari 275 GTB is the Ferrari 330 GTC, a refined 2+2 which was said to be the first Ferrari in which one might “enjoy the radio”.
Replacing the 275 series cars in 1968 was the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 better known as the Daytona model.
Ferrari first installed a V6 motor, inspired by his son Dino in 1957 and the following year one of many variations appeared in a two seat sports racing car, however it was not until 1969 that a V6 was fitted to a Ferrari 246 GT Dino like the one above. The Dino was the first of the mid engined Ferrari’s to be built for the road, despite misgivings that Enzo had about his customers being able to cope with the handling of such a configuration.
My thanks to Geoffrey Horton for sharing his photo’s more of which will appear next Thursday with a review of the Hillborough Concours d’Elegance.
Thanks for joining me on this “It’s Friday edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow. Don’t forget to come back now !