Being different: 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé by Pininfarina

When we talk about being “different” we certainly are not referring to this Ferrari 250 GT which is a rare car in itself and therefore different from the others in itself.

Rather, we are referring to a detail that may escape at first glance. But let’s take a step back for a brief description of this coupe: the seller says it has been in the same owner’s garage for 44 years. The paint color you see is the usual – although the paint is well done – “resale red”: the car was actually born in a dark gray color and, to be honest, with another engine.

The car, in fact, despite having a correct engine, is not matching numbers: back in the late 1980’s the original engine 1369GT was taken out and installed in 250 GT Cabriolet chassis # 0979GT. The engine was then over-stamped with the number 0979GT, then, in July 2010, the over-stamp was corrected by the Ferrari factory and the original engine number 1369GT stamped again on the raised boss, they also added their Ferrari Classiche logo. But what intrigues us the most is: how is the nose? The profile seems different to us from a standard 250 Gt Pininfarina, this car almost looks like it has recessed headlights. A little mystery to be explored. Find it for sale at $349,500 here in Astoria, NY.


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