10 Sexy 1960s Ferraris You Don’t Need To Be A Billionaire To Buy | car scoops

Take a look at the sales results after a major classic car auction and you can be sure that at least a few 1960s Ferraris will top the list, such as the 250 GT SWB Berlinetta just changed hands for $5 or $10 million, maybe more.

But there are some mostly lesser-known Ferraris from that same decade that don’t require you to be a billionaire to buy. Okay, being a millionaire can help; these are not cars that you can pick up for the price of one new Toyota GR86although go back 20 years and some were almost as cheap.

Compared to their better-known sisters, however, these Ferraris are like Craigslist bargains costing a tenth as much as a 250 GT California Spider or 275 GTB, let alone classic community gods like the 250 LM and 250 GTO† According to Hagerty Insurance’s valuation tool, most of the cars we’re talking about are available for under $500k in good, but not show-winning, condition, and a few may be available for half that.

So if you can afford a new supercar like the Ferrari 296 GTS or SF90 Stradale, you’re in the right place for one of these vintage cars. And one of them can even be yours for under $100k, which is about the price of a Porsche Cayman S with a few options.

1958-1960 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina $560,000-600,000

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The car that took Ferrari from a boutique car builder to something more serious looks every bit as edgy as a Victorian butler compared to the sexy GTs and supercars that came later. But the formal-looking GT PF is still a handsome car, and under Pinin Farina’s bodywork (it didn’t become one word until 1961) are essentially the same basic chassis and V12 engine found in cars like the more famous 250 GTO and California Spider.

That’s why a lot of GT cars were butchered and rebuilt to look like those poster cars when prices were low in the 1980s and 1990s. That 250 name refers to the 250 cc capacity of each of the 12 cylinders of the 3.0-liter engine.

1959-1963 Ferrari 250 GT/E $360,000-410,000

The 250 GT/E wash Ferrari’s first real crack at a four-seat series production car. Pininfarina’s fastback body sat atop an elongated 250 chassis and was powered by the same 237 hp (240 hp) Colombo V12 as the two-seat 250 PF.

Enzo himself was a fan of this classic GT, which auction house Girardo notes was not launched at a motor show, but at Le Mans, where it served as a training car, proving its sporting qualities. You could say that the GT/E is where the Purosangue story begins.

1963 Ferrari 330 America $450,000-500,000

As early as the early 1950s, Ferrari applied the America name to cars mainly destined for the US and equipped with V12 . designed by Lampredi engines larger than the Columbo V12 in European models.

But by the time the 330 America arrived in 1963, essentially as a 250 GT/E with a larger mill, Ferrari had expanded the older Colombo design to 4.0 liters and retired the Lampredi V12. The newly enlarged Colombo engine delivered 296 horsepower (300 hp), which allowed better transfer of the weight of the two-plus-two bodywork. Only 50 were built, meaning they are almost as rare as a 250 GTO, but more affordable.

1964-67 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 $200,000-270,000

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The successor to the 330 America, the 330GT 2+2 got the same 296 hp (300 hp) 4.0-liter V12 and practical two-plus-two seats, but moved the game with upgraded brakes and suspension, and, on later cars, power steering, air conditioning and a five-speed manual transmission.

Those later 1965 cars also reverted to a more conventional twin-headlight design, though there’s something alluring and menacing about the supposedly uglier quad-headlights on the Series 1 cars.

1966-68 Ferrari 330 GTC $525,000-600,000

The two-seat 330 GTC was incorporated in the late 1960s by Ferrari between the 275 GTB (great-grandfather of the current 812 Superfast and $2 million+ today) and the more comfort-oriented 330 GT 2+2.

At up to three times the price of its 2+2 brother, it looks expensive as it shares the same engine and has similar styling. But mechanically it is much closer to the sporty 275with a rear-mounted gearbox for better weight distribution and independent suspension at both ends.

1967-71 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 $185,000-210,000

Welcome to one of the greatest bargains in the classic Ferrari world, the 365 GT 2+2. These beautifully long, low, luxurious GTs were popular when new, with about 800 units sold, but they don’t get much column-inches these days, and judging by the crazy prices of under $250k, they’re not much in demand. .

Ferrari expanded the now 20-year-old Columbo V12 to 4.4 liters and 316 PS (320 hp), delivering strong performance, while air conditioning, power steering and optional air conditioning ensured the comfort corner was covered equally well.

1968-73 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona $500k-1 million

So far we’ve dealt with cars that may be unknown to anyone but serious Ferrari fans, here’s one you’re sure to recognize. The 365 GTB/4to give it its own name, or Daytona, to give it the one everyone knows it by, is one of Ferrari’s most famous classics, but prices are still well below $1 million for all but the rare works Spider and car bodies in top condition.

Nicknamed after Ferrari’s 1-2-3 win in the 1967 Daytona 24 Hours with its 330 P4 and 412 P racers, the Daytona was the last major V12 sports car with two front seats. the 550 Maranello more than 20 years later. Its 4.4-liter V12 generated 347 horsepower (352 hp), giving it a top speed of 280 km/h.

1967-74 Ferrari Dino 206/246 GT $400,000-600,000

Maranello’s first mid-engine production car might not have worn the maker’s insignia, but it was all Ferrari. The 206 GT arrived first and was launched in 1967 with an alloy body and a rather puny 2.0-litre V6 producing 178 hp (180 hp). It was replaced in 1969 by the 246 GTwhich looks almost identical, but switched to a slightly longer steel body and got an extra 14 hp (15 hp) to offset the weight gain.

Fiat Dino Spider $100,000-150,000

A Fiat? Okay, we cheated a bit here, but maybe not as much as you think. Both the handsome, Bertone designed Fiat Dino Coupe and Pininfarina’s lusty Dino Spider were powered by the same 2.0-liter (and later 2.4-liter) V6 found in Ferrari’s Dino.

However, the connection goes deeper than that, because from 1969 Ferrari built the beautiful spiders at its factory in Maranello. A Ferrari-powered, Ferrari-built, Pinfirarini-designed, two-seat roadster from the 1960s for just $100k? The other Dino seems like a bargain to us.

Images: Mecum, Girardo & Co, RM Sotheby’s

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