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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

One of the rarest Ferrari coupé

In the late 1950s once a Ferrari 250 GT coupé modified by a Turin-based coachbuilder named Carrozzeria Ellena also known as the former of Carrozzeria Boano. The Ferrari 250 GT which modified by Ellena was easy to be recognized by people who are nearby.
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Ellena coupé. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/16cIEHn)
Because it has a characteristic ie a Ferrari with a higher roof and no ventilation in the car rear window. The Ellena style modification considered by many of the Ferrari purist as the of most clean Ferrari 250 style with the best ergonomic also.
Left side view of 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Ellena coupé. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/16cIEHn)
Although the Ferrari car is built on the basis of a GT car, but Ellena do every car with seriously, especially with its performance, the car has particularly the acceleration time of 0-62 mph in 5.9 seconds. By using a V12 SOHC engine that has a capacity of 2,953 cc coupled with triple weber carburetor features so as to produce a power of 240 bhp and is supported by the 4-speed all synchromesh transmission system.
Dashboard view of 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Ellena coupé. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/16cIEHn)
For the car handling, the results of Ellena's work can not be doubted, with the front independent suspension of the same length with a wishbone, coil springs and tubular shock absorber. As for rear axle is equipped with a leaf spring, shock absorber houdaille with twin trailing arms.
Rear side view of 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Ellena coupé. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/16cIEHn)
Usually in the 1950s Ellena also been used 4-wheel disc brakes to provide better braking system. With the rarity of cars is done by Ellena and until now the 250 series cars which modified by Ellena is still one of the cars that many people coveted with the price is estimated at between US. $420,000 to $505,000. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BOLDRIDE]
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