Petersen Classics: The 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta

Bearing chassis number 1519, this was the fifth of seven long-wheelbase 250 GT Berlinetta coupes built by Ferrari.

Petersen Classics: The 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta

It was later unofficially dubbed “interim” because it represented a transition between Ferrari’s Tour de France and SWB (short-wheelbase) Berlinetta models. It was built to preview the aerodynamic purity of a new Pinin Farina race car body design that was successful enough to garner multiple race victories including first overall at the October 1959 Coupes du Salon. TICKETS

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The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Blvd. (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, 90036. Admission prices are $16 for general admission adults, $14 for seniors and $11 for children ages 4 to 17. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under age 4 are admitted free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. For general information, call 323-930-CARS or visit

EXPLORE THE 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta


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