1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe by Pinin Farina
- A unique Pinin Farina coupe with several one-off styling details
- Beautiful overall condition, in striking colors
- Equipped with its original numbers-matching engine
- Ferrari Classiche certified
Chassis number 1433 GT is a unique coupe with numerous bespoke details, including chromed door sills and a 410 Superamerica-style air intake on the hood, which immediately set it apart from others of its ilk. It was originally finished in Grigio Azzurro (Max Meyer 13471), with a Rosso vinyl and leather (VM 3171) interior.
The car was sold new directly by the factory on 24 July 1959, to Agostino Mereghetti of Milan, for whom it was registered on local plates as ‘MI 440357.’ It was subsequently sold by Mereghetti to its second owner, Franco Carrodi, on 21 January 1961. Mr. Carrodi maintained the 250 GT for the remainder of his life, after which it was received by his heirs in 1986.
In 1987 the Carrodi heirs sold the Ferrari to its fourth owner, Pietro Mariani, also of Milan. Subsequently refinished in a rich Blu with Argento roof, with Naturale leather interior, it was acquired in 2002 by Christian Geistdörfer, a rally driver from Munich, who used it in several rallies throughout Germany and Austria during the next decade. It was then part of American Ferrari enthusiast Lee Minshull’s collection, before joining the stable of its present owner.
The car retains its original and numbers-matching engine, and still wears its German restoration very well, with very good paint and chrome; a crisp interior that is still show-quality; and a very clean engine compartment and undercarriage that shows proper detailing. Even the dashboard gauges are crisp and clear, with the odometer reflecting 13,330 km at the time of cataloguing. A correct spare Borrani wire wheel and tire are housed in the trunk.
A 250 GT Pinin Farina coupe is a car that every Ferrari enthusiast should own and appreciate, as it is in this initial production model that every future road-going berlinetta produced by the company found inspiration. This car is among the finest available, with custom details and elegant colors making it truly one of a kind.