The Ferrari 250 was launched at the 1954 Paris Salon, although racing versions of the car had been on the tracks for 2years. Its main feature was the fabulous lightweight Colombo Tipo 125 V12 2,953cc engine. The first Ferrari 'GT' was the second version of the Europa which was lauched as the Ferrari 250 Europa GT in 1954. The first 'production' Ferrari Spyder was the Carozzeria Pininfarina 250 GT Series I car launched at the 1957 Geneva Salon, of which about 40 were made. The 1956 Tour De France car was actually built by Scaglietti and adapted from the Pininfarina design and acquired its name after victory in the gruelling 10-day race around France. Ferrari claimed nine victories in the Tour de France races from 1956 to 1964. The 'Passo Corto' (short wheelbase) 250 GT gave the model a new lease of life in 1959 both on the streets and on the circuits. It was exhibited at the 1959 Paris Salon. Pininfarina then came up with the Lusso version in 1962 with an amazing new body intended for Ferrari's well-healed customers, but some did take to the track. In 1964 the Ferrari 275 models replaced the 250.
Ferrari 250 GT PF Spyder
Ferrari 250 GT Europa
Ferrari 250 GT Lusso
Ferrari 250 GT SWB
Ferrari 250 GT Zagato
Ferrari 250 GT TDF ('Tour de France')
Ferrari 250 GT 1962 Series II Cabriolet
Ferrari 250 GT 1955 Europa - grille
Ferrari 250 GT 1960 Berlinetta SWB - grille
Ferrari 250 GTO 1962. Most GTO cars featured these d-shaped vents both above and below the grille, and there were d-shaped covers which could be clipped in.
Ferrari 250 GT Lusso - Grille
Ferrari 250 GTO 1962. The 250 GTO was produced to hopefully beat the Jaguar E-type on the track, and the 2,953cc Colombo V12 was uprated to 300bhp and coupled to a 5-speed gearbox.
Ferrari 250 GTO 1962. The 250 GTO was an attempt to streamline the 250 GT in order to achieve higher speeds on the Mulsanne straight. The design was achieved with the help of a wind tunnel by Giotto Bizzarrini and developed further by Scaglietti, and based on the 2,400mm Berlinetta. Just 39 were built.