They Don’t Come More Gorgeous Than This ’58 Ferrari 250 Cabrio

Ferrari and Pininfarina have teamed up on some achingly beautiful cars over the years. We’ve come across more than a few notable examples coming up for auction – but few as gorgeous as this one right here.

It’s a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet – the very one that the Prancing Horse marque displayed at the Turin and New York auto shows in 1958 and ’59.

The cabrio was purchased virtually right off the show stand by Prince Mohammed bin Faisal of the Saudi royal family, who drove it while studying in California in his youth.

For over four decades, it was in the hands of noted collector John Clinard, who had it restored to its original color scheme: a light greenish silver called Grigio Conchiglia (seashell grey) over red leather that might look more at home on, say, an Aston Martin, but catches the eye pretty darn well, we’d say, on this classic Ferrari.

The 35th of only 41 examples made of the Series I cabriolet, chassis number 1079 GT is bound to be one of the highlights among the numerous notable Prancing Horses consigned to Gooding & Company for its upcoming sale in Scottsdale, Arizona, next month.

With pre-sale estimates placing its value between $7 and 8.5 million, it’ll appear alongside a bright red 500 Mondial ($5-5.75m), a deeper red 250 Europa ($1.6-2m), and a later 250 GT Series II Cabriolet in black over red ($1.5-1.8m). Photos by Mathieu Heurtault and Mike Maez, courtesy of Gooding & Company.

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  • Bash

    So true.. they don’t come half gorgeous!

  • Kannag Don Amenra

    Jaguar E Type, BMW 507, Aston Martin DB5 and this! Ferrari 250. Whoa!

    • Michelin

      The difference is that Jaguar is only E, BMW is only 507, Mercedes in only Gullwings, Ferrari is not only 250!!!
      When yuo see top 25 cars prices in auctions, you can understand that Ferrari has a lot of gorgeous cars.

  • Six Thousand Times

    No, they really don’t.

  • Six_Tymes

    its so beautiful!

  • Zed68

    Stunning beauty! Even the engine bay is a work of art.

  • So many great Ferraris in the auction block, can’t wait to see the price.