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Ferrari PF Cab Series I

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Ferrari PF Cab Series I

One of the most elegant vehicles of all time from one of the greatest brands on the planet. A rare opportunity to own one of only 40 examples ever built.

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The predecessor to the fabled 250 LWB California Spyder sharing the same Chassis and the owner of arguably the prettiest bum ever seen on a car.


Where the earliest California Spyders were simply LWB 250 GT Berlinettas without a roof, this was a far more refined and purposeful open top touring machine. The series 1 Cabriolet is sophistication embodied from its closed headlamps and graceful taillights mounted serenely within the rear wings.


This example was the 14th of 40 cars built and was finished in the striking Bianco over Blu Connolly Leather; it came from factory with the hyper rare Dunlop Disc brakes at all four corners and was delivered new to Parauto S.r.l of Genova, Italy in March of 1958 before being sold to Luigi Chinetti Motors of New York and ultimately being transported to the United States.


Chinetti sold the car various times, but under the ownership of the second gentleman the car was refinished in Silver with red Upholstery by Charles Pozzi as well as having the dashboard layout revised to mirror that of the 400 Superamerica. In 1969 under ownership of the same custodian the car developed some engine issues and a newer outside-plug engine was sourced and fitted before the car was relocated to Florida in 1970.


The following year the car changed hands and the start of a 40-year single-family ownership began. Sold to Robert Donner Jr. of Colorado; a well renowned racer of MGs, Jaguars and Porsche Spyders, who owned a number of hugely significant Ferraris (most notable of which was the seminal 250 GTO).  In 1975 Donner elected to rebuild the engine and refinish the car in Red over Red, from this point on the car became his go-to for top down cruising. In his ownership the car was driven on the Colorado Grand no less than 12 times. The car also appeared at the 2007 Quail: A Motorsports Gathering where it was displayed in a special Series I Cabriolet Class. Following Donner's passing the car was purchased by Wes Coat-based enthusiasts and received minor cosmetic restoration prior to being shipped to Europe where it has resided ever since.


Shortly after arrival in Europe the car was returned to the original specification. The car's outside-plug engine was replaced with a brand-new and factory correct type 128-C engine block from Ferrari Classiche


The rarity of these cars keeps them from changing hands as collectors do not get the opportunity to own them. This one is a true gem and is not to be missed! The car is subject to local taxes.



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