Classic Car Catalogue

Ferrari 1961

250 GT Coupé Pininfarina - end
250 GT Cabriolet Pininfarina s.II
250 GT Spyder California SWB
250 GT/E - discontinued (1960-61 - 302 ex.)
250 GTE s.II - new model
250 GT SWB Speciale - new model
400 Superamerica

Italy

 

250 GT Coupé
Pininfarina

250 GT (V12 cyl, 2953 cm³, 240 cv; 2600 mm)
  Coupé Pinin Farina

 

250 GT Cabriolet
Pininfarina

250 GT s.II (V12 cyl, 2953 cm³, 240 cv; wb: 2600 mm)
  Cabriolet Pinin Farina

 

250 GT California
Spyder SWB

250 GT (V12 cyl, 2953 cm³, 280 cv; wb: 2400 mm)
  Spyder Pininfarina covered headlights (#2175GT, 2301GT, 2377GT, 2383GT, 2467GT, 2469GT, 2491GT, 2561GT, 2591GT, 2871GT, 2891GT, 2903GT, 2935GT, 2955GT, 2987GT, 3007GT, 3021GT, 3053GT, 3059GT, 3077GT, 3095GT, 3099GT)
  Spyder Pininfarina open headlights (#2249GT, 2277GT, 2505GT, 2537GT)

#2277GT - Brussels Show car
#2903GT - displayed at Salon Paris by Franco-Brittanic Autos
#2955GT - displayed at IAA Frankfurt show


250 GT California (#2591GT)

 

250 GTE 2+2

250 GT/E (V12 cyl, 2953 cm³, 240 cv; wb: 2600 mm) - discontinued
  Coupé 2+2 Pinin Farina
250 GTE s.II (V12 cyl, 2953 cm³, 240 cv; wb: 2600 mm) - new model
  Coupé 2+2 Pininfarina

#2483GT - Salon Geneva show car
#2677GT - Salon London Show car
#2853GT - Salon Frankfurt show car
#2875GT - Salon Paris show car
#2981GT - Salon Torino show car

FERRARI 250 GT 2+2, coupe, $12,600, Italy
Few indeed are the sports car fans who have never dreamed of owning a Ferrari. Unfortunately, for most it remains a dream. There just aren't enough to go around. For example, only 1000 will be built of this newest series, the first production Ferrari to be graced with a rear seat.
Replacing the 250 GT coupe, the 2+2 retains all the older car's mechanical features and adds some fascinating new ones. First, the rear seat room was achieved by lengthening the car about a foot and moving the engine six inches forward. Profile is 2½ inches lower and the improved streamlining raises top speed slightly. With the standard 4.56 rear axle and Laycock overdrive, top speed is about 130 mph. Other ratios are available for higher potential top speeds. Acceleration to 60 takes only about eight seconds; 0 to 100 and stop is possible in under 25 seconds.
The magnificent three-liter (180.1 cubic inches) overhead-cam V-12, developing 240 hp at 7000 rpm, is one of the smoothest, most flexible engines in existence. While not recommended, it will pull smoothly in fourth gear from 20 mph. Obviously, the fun of a Ferrari is using all four of the Porsche-type gears, feeling out the terrific cornering ability, cruising serenely at 100 mph, then exercising the Dunlop disc brakes for a fast stop.
Body is by Farina and features lots of glass for good visibility. Soft leather seats cradle driver and passengers with a minimum of fatigue. For touring there is a large trunk.
On special order one may still buy the ultra-fast, 400-hp, 410 SuperAmerica coupe, about $18,000.
Unlike earlier Ferraris, the 250 series is exceedingly easy to drive and one need not use all the potential speed. All in all, this newest Ferrari is a most desirable car.
General specifications: Wheelbase, 102.4 inches; front tread, 53.3; rear tread, 54.7; overall length, 185; width, 65; height, 51.5.
Other versions: Berlinetta coupe (280 hp), $12,600; California convertible, $12,600; 410 SuperAmerica coupe, (approx.) $18,000.

Motor Trend, April 1961


250 GT 2+2


250 GT 2+2 at Brussels Motor Show.


October 1962 French advert featuring the 250 GT 2+2.
 

250 GT SWB

           
           

  


250 GT SWB

 

250 GT SWB Speciale

250 GT (V12 cyl, 2953 cm³, 280 cv; wb: 2400 mm) - new model
  Coupé Sperimentale Pininfarina (#2429GT, 2613GT, 2643GT, 2821GT)

#2429GT - 250 GT SWB Berlinetta in 400 Aerodinamico style with covered headlights.
#2613GT - 250 GT SWB Berlinetta in 400 Aerodinamico style with open headlights. For Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands.
#2643GT - 250 GT SWB Berlinetta in 400 Aerodinamico style with covered headlights. Entered in Le Mans by Scuderia Ferrari (#12 Tavano/ Baghetti).
#2821GT - 250 GT SWB Berlinetta in 400 Aerodinamico style with open headlights. London show car.

 

400 Superamerica

400 (V12 cyl, 3967cm³, 340 cv; wb: 2420 mm)
  Spyder Scaglietti covered headlights (#2311SA)
  Cabriolet Pininfarina open headlights with hardtop (#2331SA, 2407SA)
  Coupé Aerodinamico Pininfarina covered headlights (#2373SA, 2809SA, 2861SA, 2879SA)
  Coupé Aerodinamico Pininfarina open headlights (#2631SA, 2841SA, 2893SA, 3097SA)


400 Superamerica (#2331SA) - Geneva Salon Show car, displayed on PF stand.


400 Superamerica Coupé Aerodinamico Pininfarina (#2373SA)


400 Superamerica (#2331SA) - Geneva Salon Show car, displayed on PF stand.

#2373SA - Geneva show car
#2841SA - Paris Salon car
#2861SA - Paris Salon car
#2879SA - Torino Motor Show
#2207SA - Torino Show Car as Superfast III

 

250 GT Berlinetta SWB - discontinued (1959-61 - 64 ex.)
250 GT Berlinetta SWB/61 - new model
250 TRI/61 - new model (3 ex.)
246 SP - new model in February (2 ex.)

Racing victories:

1st 12h Sebring 250 TR/61 #14 Hill / Gendebien
2nd 12h Sebring 250 TR/61 #15 Mairesse/Baghetti
Ginther/von Trips
3rd 12h Sebring 250 TR/60 #17 Rodriguez/Rodriguez
1st Targa Florio 246 SP #162 von Trips/Gendebien
2nd Nürburgring 250 TRI #5 Rodriguez/ R Rodriguez
3rd Nürburgring 246 SP #4 Ginther/Gendebien/von Trips
1st Le Mans 250 TRI/61 #10 Hill / Gendebien
2nd Le Mans 250 TRI/61 #11 Parkes / Mairesse
3rd Le Mans 250 GT #14 Noblet/Guichet
1st Coppa InterEuropa 250 GT SWB #71 Noblet
3rd Coppa InterEuropa 250 GT SWB #65 Lualdi / Gabardi
1st Tour de France 250 GT #149 Mairesse/ Berger
2nd Tour de France 250 GT #145 Gendebien/ Bianchi
3rd Tour de France 250 GT #142 Trintignant/ Cavrois
1st Tourist Trophy     Moss

Racing entries:

  12h Sebring (12.03.1961)
250 TR/59 #0768TR (#9 Lovely) - dnf
250 TR/59 #0766 (#10 Sharp/Hissom) - 4th
250 GT SWB #2455GT (#11 Tavano/Arents) - dnf
250 GT SWB #1931GT (#12 McCluggage/Eager) - 10th
250 TR/61 #0792TR (#14 Hill/Gendebien) - 1st
250 TR/61 #0780TR (#15 Mairesse/Baghetti/Ginther/von Trips) - 2nd
250 TR/59 #0770TR (#16 Reed/Sturgis) - 8th
250 TR/60 #0476 (#17 Rodriguez/Rodriguez) - 3rd
250 GT California #2015GT (#18 Newman/Publicker) - 12th
246 S #0778 (#22 Hall/Constantine) - 6th
246 S #0784 (#26 Hugus/Connell) - dnf
246 S #0790 (#27 Ginther/von Trips) - dnf
250 TR/60 #0776 (#34 Helborn/Fulp/Hudson) - 18th

  Targa Florio 30.04.1961   Results:
#   chassis   Entrant: gen. category class
154 250 GT SWB 0875GT Zampiero / Ferraro San Marco dnf    
156 250 GT   Grasso / Giordano Etna dnf    
160 250 TR/61 0780TR Rodriguez / Mairesse ret    
162 246 SP 0790 von Trips/Gendebien 1st    
164 246 SP 0796 Hill / Ginther acc.    

  Nürburgring (28.05.1961)
246 SP #0796 (#3 Hill/ von Trips) - acc
246 SP #0790 (#4 Ginther/ Gendebien/ von Trips) - 3rd
250 TRI #0780TR (#5 Rodriguez/ R Rodriguez) - 2nd
250 TR #0742TR (#12 Gachnang/ Caillet) - dnf
500 TR #???? (#24 Heredia/ Bandeira) - dnf
500 TRC #0692MDTR (#25 Siffert/ Liebl) - 15th
250 GT SWB #2417GT (#60 Mairesse/ Baghetti) - 5th
250 GT SWB #2163GT (#61 Abate/ Davis) - 4th
250 GT SWB #2179GT (#62 Berger/ Beurlys) - 16th
250 GT SWB #2689GT (#63 Noblet/ Guichet) - dns
250 GT SWB #1917GT (#64 Noecker/ Felder) - 12th
250 GT SWB #1931GT (#66 McCluggage/ Eager) - acc

24h Le Mans 10.06.1961 Entrant: Results: Index:
#   chassis     gen. class perf. eff.
10 250 TRI/61 0794TR Hill/Gendebien 1st 1st sport 3.0 2nd 9th
11 250 TRI/61 0780TR Parkes/Mairesse 2nd 2nd sport 3.0 5th  
12 250 GT Exp. 2643GT Tavano/Baghetti fail. - - -
14 250 GT 2689GT Noblet/Guichet P.Noblet 3rd 1st GT 3.0 7th  
15 250 GT 2129GT Bianchi/Berger Francorchamps fail. - - -
16 250 GT 2733GT Trintignant/Abate Serenissima fail. - - -
17 250 TRI/61 0792TR Rodriguez/Rodgriguez NART fail. - - -
18 250 GT 2735GT Moss/Hill NART/Walker dnf - - -
19 250 GT 2725GT Reed/Arents NART fail. - - -
20 250 GT 2731GT Grossman/Pilette NART 6th 2nd GT 3.0 10th  
23 246 SP 0790 Ginther/von Trips fail. - - -
57 250 GT 2729GT Delageneste/Dumay R.Delageneste dns - - -

  Coppa InterEuropa, Monza (10.09.1961)
250 GT SWB #1997GT (#63 Pagliarini) - dns
250 GT SWB #2767GT (#64 Bettoja) - dns
250 GT SWB #2687GT (#65 Lualdi-Gabardi) - 3rd
250 GT SWB #2095GT (#66 Cacciari) - 6th
250 GT SWB #2033GT (#67 Galluzzi) - dns
250 GT SWB #2733GT (#69 Zampiero) - dnf
250 GT SWB #2689GT (#71 Noblet) - 1st
250 GT SWB #2733GT (#72 Abate) - dnf
250 GT #???? (#73 Schlesser) - dns

  Tour de France (14-23.09.1961)
250 GT Berlinetta #2845GT (#142 Trintignant/ Cavrois) - 3rd
250 GT Berlinetta #2733GT (#143 Abate/ Balzarini) - dns
250 GT Berlinetta #2807GT (#144 de Lageneste/ Burglin) - dnf
250 GT Berlinetta #2819GT (#145 Gendebien/ Bianchi) - 2nd
250 GT Berlinetta #2787GT (#147 Oreiller/ Masoero) - dnf
250 GT Berlinetta #2973GT (#148 Simon/ Dupeyron) - dnf
250 GT Berlinetta #2937GT (#149 Mairesse/ Berger) - 1st
250 GT Berlinetta #2767GT (#150 Bettoja/ Thiele) - dns
250 GT Berlinetta #2939GT (#151 Berney/ Gretener) - 4th
250 GT Berlinetta #2735GT (#152 Moss/ Solomon) - dns
250 GT Berlinetta #2159GT (#154 Spinedi/ Spinedi) - dnf
250 GT Berlinetta #2417GT (#??? Berney/ Gretener) - dns


250 GT entered by Scuderia Etna at Targa Florio.

 

250 GT SWB

250 GT Competizione (V12 cyl, 2953 cm³, 280 cv; wb: 2400 mm, alloy body) - discont.
  Coupé Pinin Farina (#2321GT)
250 GT Stradale (V12 cyl, 2953 cm³, 280 cv; wb: 2400 mm, steel body) - discontinued
  Coupé Pinin Farina (#2283GT - 2389GT)
250 GT SWB/61 (V12 cyl, 2953 cm³, 280cv; wb: 2400 mm) - new model
  Coupé Pininfarina Lusso steel body (#2399GT - 3087GT)
  Coupe Pininfarina Competizione alloy body (#2417GT - 3005GT)


'60 250 GT SWB (#1931GT) at 12h Sebring.
Ferrari 250 GT #2731 GT by North American Racing Team at Le Mans.


Ferrari 250 GT #2129 GT (Lucien Bianchi / Georges Berger) by Ecurie Francorchamps at Le Mans.


Ferrari 250 GT #2731 GT (Bob Grossman / André Pilette) by North American Racing Team at Le Mans.


Le Mans: Scuderia Ferrari's 250 GT Experimental, chassis #2643 GT, engine: 2961 cm³, driven by Fernand Tavano and Giancarlo Baghetti.

 

250 Testa Rossa

250 TRI/61 (V12 cyl, 2953 cm³, 280 cv)
  Spyder (#0782TR - converted from TR/60, 0792TR, 0794TR)


250 TR/60 #0476


250 TR/61 (#0792TR) at 12h Sebring (#14 Phill Hill/ Oliver Gendebien) ???


250 TRI/61 (#0780TR) at Targa Florio .


250 TRI/61 (#0780TR) at Targa Florio .


250 TR/61 (#0792TR) at 24h Le Mans (#17 Ricardo Rodriguez / Pedro Rodriguez) entered by North American Racing Team.

 

246 SP Dino

246 SP (V6 cyl, 2417 cm³, 270 cv; wb:2320 mm) - new model
  Spyder (#0790, 0796)


#0790 - press conference car on 13th of February. In March tail fin removed and replaced with a spoiler. First raced at 12h Sebring - dnf. First victory at Targa Florio in April. After the season converted by the factory to '62 body style with short nose.

 


12 Hours Sebring: Wolfgang von Trips, Ferrari Dino 246 SP #27 (#0790), , Retired (steering arm) (with Richie Ginther).


1st at Targa Florio the 246 SP #0790 (#162 Wolfgang von Trips/ Oliver Gendebien ) chased by a Fiat 8V Zagato #100.


24h Le Mans: Dino 246 P #0796 (Wolfgang von Trips and Richie Ghinter) ran out of fuel at the 16th hour, being 2nd and having covered 219 laps.

 

156 F2 (V6 cyl 65°, 1477 cm³, 185 cv)
156 F1 (V6 cyl 120°, 1477 cm³, 190 cv) - new model

Formula 1 Victories:

2nd GP Monaco 156F1 (#36 Ginther)
3rd GP Monaco 156F1 (#38 Hill)
1st GP Holland 156F1 (#3 von Trips)
2nd GP Holland 156F1 (#1 Hill)
1st GP Belgium 156F1 (#4 Hill)
2nd GP Belgium 156F1 (#2 von Trips)
3rd GP Belgium 156F1 (#6 Ghinter)
1st GP France 156F1 (#50 Baghetti)
1st GP Britain 156F1 (#4 Von Trips)
2nd GP Britain 156F1 (#2 Hill)
3rd GP Britain 156F1 (#6 Ginther)
2nd GP Germany 156F1 (#3 Von Trips)
3rd GP Germany 156F1 (#4 Hill)
1st GP Italy 156F1 (#2 Hill)
1st Formula 1 Drivers Championship (Phill Hill)
2nd Formula 1 Drivers Championship (Wolfgang von Trips)
1st Formula 1 Manufacturers Championship ()

Formula 1 Entries:

  GP Monaco (14.05.1961)
156F1 #36 Ginther
156F1 #38 Hill
156F1 #40 von Trips
  GP Holland (22.05.1961)
156F1 #1 Hill
156F1 #2 Ghinter
156F1 #3 von Trips
  GP Belgium (18.06.1961)
156F1 #2 von Trips
156F1 #4 Hill
156F1 #6 Ghinter
156F1 #8 Gendebien
  GP France (02.07.1961)
156F1 #16 Hill
156F1 #18 Ginther
156F1 #20 Von Trips
156F1 #50 Baghetti
  GP Britain (15.07.1961)
156F1 #2 Hill
156F1 #4 Von Trips
156F1 #6 Ginther
156F1 #58 Baghetti
  GP Germany (06.08.1961)
156F1 #4 Hill
156F1 #3 Von Trips
156F1 #5 Ginther
156F1 #6 Mairesse
  GP Italy (10.09.1961)
156F1 #2 Hill
156F1 #4 Von Trips
156F1 #6 Ginther
156F1 #8 Rodriguez
156F1 #32 Baghetti


156 F1. #36 Ginther finished 2nd at GP Monaco.


156 F1. #38 Phill Hill finished 3rd at GP Monaco.


Italian GP, Monza. Phil Hill driving the Ferrari 156 (winner).

Monaco GP, Monte Carlo. Wolfgang von Trips in the Ferrari 156. He is heading for the beach but before, he will finish the race in 4th position.

Phil Hill finished 3rd at German GP.