Ferrari 250 PF Cabriolet
Even though the Ferrari 250 PF Cabriolets possessed a powerful 3-liter Ferrari engine, they were designed with the idea of supplying a cruising vehicle for the elite of its time. Whether it was a night out for a 5 star dinner, first class entertainment or a drive to a favorite vacation spot, the 250 PF Cab offered a luxury ride for the rich and famous. An extravagant elegance was the bases of this vehicle and it appealed to the wealthy.
Most of the Ferrari 250 touring road cars share the same two wheelbases, 2,400 mm (94.5 in) for short wheelbase (SWB) and 2,600 mm (102.4 in) for long wheelbase (LWB). Most convertibles used the SWB type.
Almost all 250s share the same engine, the Colombo Tipo 125 V12. At 2,953 cc (180 cu in), it is not a large engine even for the time, but its light weight and effective output (up to 300 PS (221 kW; 296 hp) in the Testa Rossa and GTO) made a significant difference. The Ferrari V12 weighed hundreds of pounds less than its main competitors for it was practically half the weight of the Jaguar XK straight 6. As for naming convention Ferrari uses capacity of 1 cylinder as a name. The light V12 engine launched the small Ferrari 250 racing cars to numerous victories.
The 1st Series of 250 PF Cabriolets were produced from 1957 to 1959, with only 40 built. The 2nd Series was a much greater success, with approximately 200 built between 1959 to 1962.