Ferrari 250 History and Models You Will Love

In the Ferrari 250 history, the series was classified among significant outstanding cars in the antiquity of Ferrari. The primary vehicle is manufactured in vast numbers.

Its many variants involved the first four-seats Ferrari, the original creation Ferrari using disc brakes, the primary commercially obtainable mid-engined Ferrari, multiple races, championship winners, and the beautiful classic 250 GTO.

Ferrari 250 GT Coupe

Aside from several of the more exciting racing variants, like the 250 P mid-engined, all the vehicles utilized the identical fundamental design with a V12 longitudinal at the head with rear-wheel drive.

For the sake of better handling vibration, Ferrari provides independent front suspension with coil springs plus a double-wishbone. In the rear, they also have a live axle. 
At first, all wheels had drum brakes type. But, over time, gradually, they began to apply disc brakes.

Except otherwise recorded, the Ferrari 250 GT engine was a V12 2953 ccs with  2-valves/cylinder, an overhead camshaft (single type) for every bank of cylinders. 

The dimension of bore x stroke was 73 mm x 58.8 mm.

The earliest cars with the classification ‘250’ emerged in 1952. The latest was manufactured in 1964.

Ferrari 250 history: The initial 250’s


Rising in 1952, it adopted a V12 2,953 ccs, which produces 230 bhp in a 2,250 mm wheelbase chassis. Both Berlinetta and Spider variants were constructed.

250MM Coupe Pininfarina

The Mille Miglia was conquered by Giovanni Bracco in May 1952, driving a test 250 S with body design by Vignale and adjusted by Pininfarina. While a car engine by Colombo with 240 bhp.

Ferrari 250 MM

The wheelbase was 2,400 mm, and the empty weight was 850 kg with a max speed of 250 km/h. Around seventeen coupes and 14 Spyders named the 250 MM in recognition of this triumph were made.

250 Export

This car was released at the famous Paris Motorshow in 1953 and had a Lampredi derived car engine. The engine generated 220 bhp, weighed 800 kg, and had a wheelbase of  2,400 mm.

250 Europa

250 Europa was released at the prestigious 1953 Paris Motorshow. This car has a Lampredi derived  V12 engine that produced 220 bhp @7,000 rpm, 2963 ccs (68x68mm). It was wrapped in a body related to the larger space ‘America’ automobiles.

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The weight was 1,150 kg, a wheelbase of 2,800 mm, and competent running 218 km/h. Ferrari was built 18 units of this model, including cabriolets and coupes. With 14 body designs by Pininfarina and the rest by Vignale.

Ferrari 250 history: 250 GT Coupes Version

250 GT Europa

Published in 1954 at the prestigious Paris Motorshow, this car has a 2,953 ccs Colombo V12 engine, with 240 bhp. It was produced until January 1956. Approximately 44 units of Pininfarina design were made with a wheelbase of 2,600 mm.

250 GT Boano & Ellena

This car was introduced in 1956, primarily a secondary series GT Europa. It adopted the same 2,953 ccs evolution of the Colombo car engine, which generated 220 bhp @7,000 rpm.

Red 250 GT Boano-Ellena 

The empty weight of 950-1050 kg has a wheelbase of 2,600 mm and an all-synchro box four-speed. Next, Ferrari launched the overdrive box. In the beginning, they utilized all-around drum brakes. When the discs were ready, it was used as an alternative and later became standard. After appearing in public in 1956 at Geneva Motorshow, the first car was designed by Pininfarina in Turin city and built by Boano around 75 units.  Since 1957 Ellena has produced 49 units with only minor differences. For example, they removed quarter lights. As information, Ellena was previously Boano’s partner.

250 GT Coupe Pininfarina

1958 witnessed the dedication of the exclusive 250 GT coupe Pininfarina. The central creation 250 GT with approximately 343 produced.

Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Pinin Farina

The engine generated 235 bhp and a wheelbase of 2600 mm.

Ferrari 250 Cabriolet Pinin Farina

250 GT 2+2 / GTE

This car appeared in 1960 and was beginning recognized being the Le Mans course vehicle that year. This is a Pininfarina 2 + 2 coupe (as the first production 4-seat Ferrari) built on a 2600 mm chassis.

Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 coupe

To increase internal space, Ferrari uses a 2,953 cc engine, which produces 240 bhp in front. Not less than 950 cars were successfully built and made it the most widely produced Ferrari figure to date.

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250 GT Lusso

250 GT Lusso is the last of 250 GT’s. 

At that time, Ferrari introduced the 250 GTL at the great Paris Motorshow in 1962. This car had a 2,400 mm wheelbase with an SWB chassis and with a more expensive trim.
Red 250 GT Lusso

This car was designed by Pininfarina and was raised by Scaglietti with a steel body weighing 1,360 kg. Approximately 350 units were manufactured before the 275 GTB superseded it in 1964. 

The engine is the 2,953 ccs unit that is the same in this model, with 250 bhp power combined into a 4-speed box.

The Ferrari 250 Sports Cars

Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Tour de France

This car was named unofficially after winning a race in a related name in 1957-1959. Most of the body was Scaglietti and Pininfarina’s original design as road-going race vehicles.

250 GT Berlinetta Tour de France competizione 1956

Using the Colombo V12 3-L grows in the power of 240-260 bhp in vehicle performance.

250 GT Berlinetta SWB

At the famous Paris Motorshow, this incredible car was launched in 1959 with a shorter 2,400 mm wheelbase.

Red 250 GT Berlinetta

About 250 were manufactured with body materials made from a differing mixture of steel and composite (road, as well as full-race alternatives, were available), moreover engines delivering from 240-280 bhp.  Numerous victories were accomplished in many competitions.

250 GTO

Ferrari 250 Testarossa

The 250 Testarossa first appeared in 1958. The 250 TR has a 250 GT engine, 2953 ccs with 290 bhp @ 7,500 rpm, a Ferrari 290 MM chassis with 2,350 mm wheelbase, and 800 kg weight, and the bodywork is the original Testarossa.  This variant uses multiple engines classifying from 300 to 320 bhp, including 2,962 ccs (85x87mm) units and fuel injection units. The first vehicle applied drum brakes, and then Ferrari replaced it with discs.

250 Monza

Four 750 conventional Monzas are paired with the Colombo V12 engine, 2953 ccs, 240 bhp.

250 P

This car was intended for Le Mans 24 Hour in 1963. 250 Prototipo is a 2,953 ccs mid-engined racing car, with 300 bhp @ 7,800 rpm, and it won. Besides, the wheelbase spec was 2,400 mm with an empty weight of 840 kg.

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In November 1963, Ferrari showed off their new medium-engined car, 250LM, at the Paris Motor Show. This vehicle was noticed ahead that year in reliable race car designs as Le Mans won 250 P.

Ferrari 250 LM

After Ferrari built the first vehicles with a 3-liter engine, the remaining 30 units were equipped with 3286 ccs (77 x 58.8 mm), 320bhp @ 7,700 rpm. Even so, the name never changes.

1964 Ferrari 250 LM rear view

The suspension type was independent double wishbones (all-round), a wheelbase of 2,400 mm, with disc brakes model and rack-pinion steering.

250 GT’s (The open-topped)

Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet

In 1957 (Geneva Motorshow major event), Pininfarina released its cabriolet version, where around 36 units were built on a 2600 mm standard chassis. Then they decided to collaborate with Spider Competizione for a variety of faster sections. From 1960-1962, they continued to build the second series cabriolet, and around 200 units were successfully produced.  For information, they first introduced it in 1959 in Paris. At that time, this car was their coupe version, which could be effectively converted.

250 GT California Spyder in the Ferrari 250 history

This Ferrari model appeared in late 1957 as a cabriolet variant of the Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta. Scaglietti built it applying a steel body, aluminum hood, boot lid, and doors. Around 45 units were built up to 1960 with multiple engine levels using a 2,600 mm chassis.
250 GT SWB Ferrari California Spyder
The new California 250GT Spyder appeared in 1960 at Geneva Motorshow with the newly released 2,400 mm short-wheelbase chassis.  Ferrari uses disc brakes to replace the drums from the previous model. Around a total of 55 excellent vehicles were manufactured until 1962. So, that’s all about Ferrari 250 history!

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