Photo Courtesy of JamesList"If Sophia Loren were a car, she would be a Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet," Bill Warner, chairman of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, once told Motor Trend Classic, which placed the vehicle in among the top ten Ferraris of all time. "It represents the most elegant open-air Ferrari ever manufactured. You’d be hard-pressed to find two alike, but each [is] an exquisite design."
Copley Motorcars, the celebrated luxury and sports car boutique outside Boston in Needhasm, Mass., is now offering a rare example of the coveted car built in 1958 via online global marketplace JamesList for $3.6 million. Rarely seen outside an A-list auction, the stunning sports car was one of Ferrari’s earliest successes and its first true production Cabriolet.
The 36th of only 40 examples ever built, offered for sale for the first time in nearly 30 years, Copley’s model was displayed by Ferrari at the 1959 Geneva Motor Show. With coachwork by Pinin Farina, the Series I’s were originally aimed at the top end of the grand touring market and were the precursor to the famed California Spyder. However the Series I is arguably more collectible as it was made in fewer numbers and was in the opinion of many more refined and better constructed than the California Spyder. Visit CopleyMotorCars.com to learn more.
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