1961 Ferrari 250 GT PF Cab SII
Ferrari Red Book Classiche, matching numbers
Factory hardtop with sunroof
Platinum award winner '11, '12, '13, '14 Cavallino Classic
Chassis Number: 2489 GT
Engine Number: 2489 (Numero Internal 310 E)
Pininfarina Body Number: 29924
Engine: Tipo 508F, V12, 2,953 cc SOHC, tripe 40 DCL6 Weber carburetors giving 240bhp at 7,000rpm; Gearbox: Four speed manual with overdrive; Brakes: four-wheel Dunlop discs; Suspension: Front, independent coil springs with Houdaille Shock absorber, rear live axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs and Houdaille shock absorbers.
Just 200 examples of the Series II Pininfarina Cabriolets were produced between 1959 and 1962, designed and built by the legendary Carrozzeria Pininfarina. Chassis number 2489 GT, was the 124th example built and was unique in being delivered with a factory hardtop with a sunroof.
As originally delivered in June 1961, it was finished in Burgundy with a Black interior and was sold new via the official Ferrari dealer J.H.Keller AG of Zurich to a Mrs. Tora, the wife of a bank director in Zurich, Switzerland. Other ownership as follows:
1976 Ernst Wanzenried, Bernn Switzerland
1991 Mario Bernardi (dealer) in Hann, Munchen, Germany
1995 Reinold van der Poele, Joure, Netherlands
2005 Robert Wiesenthal, NY, USA
2008 Joshua Teverow, Providence, RI, USA
2009 Stephen A Bruno, Coconut Creek, FL, USA
2015 Sold to the current owner resident of Texas
It has been shown often starting in 2000 at the Concours d'Elegance of Paleis Het'Loo in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. Concours in the USA include:
2005: New York City Concours, Wollman Rink, NYC
2006: Cavallino Classic, Palm Beach, FL: Silver award
2007: Cavallino Gold award
2010: Cavallino & Ferrari Club of America
2012: Cavallino Platinum Award, Ferrari Club of America and Quail show
2013: Amelia: 2nd in Class and Amelia Award
2104: Cavallino Platinum award and also Excellence in Class award at Mar-a-Lago Cavallino Classic Sports Sunday
2016: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
In 2010 the Ferrari was certified by the Ferrari Classiche Department and received its coveted red book.
Although the Ferrari was in excellent shape while in the custodianship of Stephen Bruno, who is a degreed Automotive Engineer, in 2011 a major two year show quality restoration was undertaken by The Creative Workshop in Dania Beach FL. The decision was made during restoration to choose the current outstanding livery of white with red leather upholstery and a contrasting silver hardtop. After each subsequent showing, Stephen would strive for greater perfection, obtaining judging sheets and consulting marque experts to continually strive for the highest score possible.
As expected with an award-winning Ferrari, which drives as well as it looks, it comes with a full tool roll, owner's manual and parts catalogue. Naturally, it comes with the aforementioned Classiche Red Book and some other related history sheets.