If you're a Ferrari buff and you also love convertibles, you might be interested in checking out some of the most amazing drop tops that the brand has made. They're the best for hot summer days when you want to feel the wind blow through your hair on a leisurely drive through the hills or at the beach. There are a lot of great scenarios to which this can apply. for your entertainment and consideration, here are the 20 best Ferrari convertibles ever made.
20. Ferrari 365 Spyder California Drop Top
The 365 Spyder California was one of the most successful drop tops that Ferrari released. The Ferrari 365 California scene became a huge success. This model was an exclusive design that came with a high price tag and a limited production.
It succeeded the 500 Super fast for premium customers with a more discriminating taste and a preference for a more exclusive grand touring vehicle. Only VIP clients were offered the first option on the 365 Spyder California with its Pininfarina body and its Columbo long block V12 engine.
19. Ferrari 330 GTS
The 330 GTS made its debut to the world at the Paris Auto Show in 1966. It was powered with a 3967 V12 engine paired with a five speed transmission. The car was a sensation with its drop top design. The 330 GTS was made with a limited production run of just 100 prior to the upgrade to a 4.4 liter engine two years after its grand entrance, and it quickly became a sensation with few changes made with the exception of the 1968 boost in power.
18. Ferrari SA Aperta
The SA Aperta was a celebratory model that was made to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Pininfarina. It was built at Maranello in the classic design of a true roadster with an open top that was only brought down as a covering under severe weather conditions. It was made to feature the open cockpit over the more protected environment. The aerodynamics were keen for its era with a 670 CB engine. Just 80 examples were made and this is now one of the rarer Ferrari convertibles on the used collectible market today.
17. Ferrari F50
The F50 is an extremely rare Ferrari convertible with just 349 of th model ever made. This drop top became known for its unfiltered sound thanks th the V12 engine and its placement at the midsection of the car. It came equipped with an engine boost to 4.7 liters with more torque, and tuning to make it more drivable. It wasn't well received at its initial launch because it didn't achieve notoriety on the track. The F40 remained at the top of the pack, however, the F50 took the prize when it comes to handling and dynamic driving.
16. Ferrari F60 America
The F60 America is an open top car that has risen to the status of classic collectible. There were only 10 of them ever made which makes it one of the most rare Ferrari convertibles around, if you can find one. The going cost for one of these cars at auction is around $2.5 million, give or take. The 6.3 liter V12 engine cranked 730 horsepower and achieved an acceleration speed from zero to 60 mph in a hair under 3 seconds. It's not hard to understand why this is one of Ferrari's best drop tops of all time.This was a special edition that was made to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Ferrari in the United States.
15. Ferrari 166
We're going back in the history of Ferrari to find the 1948 166. This was the first grand touring car made by Ferrari. It was made for luxury cruises over long distances, complete with comfort and plenty of power. In its day, this was one of the most desirable Ferrari's made. It could even be used as a race car, and the top came down so you could use it as a convertible.
14. Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
The 250 Testa Rossas were built between 1957 and 1958 and they were originally designed for the racetrack. These beautiful cars were sporty and sexy, powered with a 12 cylinder engine. The convertible got its name from the red paint on the top of each vehicle. Testa rossa literally is interpreted as redhead. Thee highly collectible vehicles were made with a strictly limited number of just 34 examples. The going price for one of the remaining collectibles is in the neighborhood of $39 million if you can find one. They do pop up on auctions occasionally.
13. Ferrari 275 GTB /44 NART Spyderer
This is an iconic Ferrari convertible that became popular after it ws disclosed that Steve McQueen was the proud owner of one. It also made an appearance in the film "The Thomas Crown Affair," with Faye Dunaway behind the wheel. This was a limited edition of just 10 examples ever made to commemorate the North American Racing Team for Ferrari. The going price for one of these rare cars is currently around $27.5 million at auction.
12. Ferrari 308/238 GTS
Those of you who watched the television series "Magnum PI" will be familiar with this iconic Ferrari convertible. It's the same car that Tom Selleck drove around his island home in Hawaii during the long running series. It has a removable Targa top and the car is powered with a V8 engine located behind the seats. This model is known for its amazing handling capabilities and nimbleness. The 308/238 GTS was made from 1977 through 1989 and it enjoyed a long and successful production run.
11. Mondial QV Cabriolet
The Mondial has been the topic of some harsh criticism until the QV Cabriolet edition was released. The production years for this vintage Ferrari convertible were between 1983 and 1985. It didn't have a long run, but it did make the history books. It was the only mid-engine four passenger convertible automobile made in the entire world at the time. Although the current values are low, only reflecting a fetching price of less than $30,000, this is a significant convertible in the history of the automotive industry as well as for the Ferrari automaker. So what if it broke a few traditions?
10. 550 Barchetta Pininfarina
The 550 Barchetta Pininfarina is another notable convertible in the history of Ferrari. It had been almost a quarter of a century since Ferrari had built a front engined V12 2-seater in the grand touring car lineage with the 550 engine. They released this sexy beast in 2000 as a limited edition in a vintage roadster styling. It was observed that this particular convertible bore a remarkable resemblance to the also iconic NART Spyder.
9. Ferrari Dino 246 GTS
The Dino 246 GTS is a coupe that answered the closed roof dilemma of the GTB with a drop top. This is arguably one of the most beautiful models that Ferrari has ever produced. It was powered with a 2.4 liter V6 engine and offered in a combination of red and tan colors, accented with the highly functional Campagnolo aluminum wheels.
8. Ferrari Portofino Hardtop Convertible
The 2018 Portofino is a 2-door hardtop with the addition of a hardtop convertible feature. This is another 4-seater, or at least it could be if that's what you wanted. The starting price for this modern Ferrari convertible was $21,783 without all of the bells and whistles. It runs on premium grade fuel and achieved 16 mpg in the city and 23 on the highway. It's not a gentle sipper when it comes to fuel consumption, but what Ferrari is?
7. Ferrari California T Hardtop Convertible
The California T Hardtop Convertible is a 2-door sports car with a maximum seating capacity of 4 people. The 2017 version of this car has a starting price of $202,723 if it's in excellent working order. This is becoming one of the more popular Ferrari convertible models on the used luxury car market today.
6. Ferrari F430 Spider Softtop Roadster
Another later edition that has passed the decade mark of age is the Ferrari F430 Spider. This is a 2-door 2 seater. The roadster styling is smart and aggressive giving you the feel of a true sports car. The addition of the softtop roof lets you know that it's really intended to be driven with the top down unless environmental conditions do not allow. This is a past model that is no longer in production, but there are dozens offered for sale in the used luxury car market. The average going price is just a little over $200,000.
5. Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M Softtop Roadster
The Scuderia Spider is one of the more popular later models in Ferrari convertibles. This sporty roadster is made for 2 people period. The soft top can be brought down when the weather gets uncomfortable, but it's really made to be driven with an open cockpit whenever that is possible. The Scuderia Spider 16 M was created in celebration of the 16th championship win with a bump in power for the 4.3 liter V8 engine. It generated 503 horsepower along with 347 lb ft of torque.
4. Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta
The LaFerrari Aperta was viewed as one of the most powerful road cars ever built by Ferrari. It was powered with a V12 engine and just as able to take on the racetrack when the roof was put back on. Its performance was impressive to say the least. Sure, you could put the roof on and go up against a friend on the race track, but it was really made to be taken on a pleasure cruise around the countryside with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face.
3. Ferrari F8 Spider
The Ferrari F8 Spider is a more modern sports car from the brand. It's among the more moderately priced iterations, and it includes the famous drop top. It's a coupe style super car that is frighteningly fast. Although it has a greater capacity for speed when the top is on, it's a lot more fun to keep the top off when the sun is out and you're on a day cruise. It's one of the more popular choices in the affordable Ferrari convertible category.
2. Ferrari 328 GTS
The 328 GTS was made between 1986 and 1989. Even though the production run ws hort it did make an impact. The GTS was a mid engine that was powered with a 3.2 liter V8 Tipo. It was dubbed the Gran Turismo Spider because of its Targa top. The asking price for a decent used 328 convertible is around $50,000.
1. Ferrari 812 GTS
The 812 GTS is one of the best convertible cars that Ferrari has ever made. The reason we chose it as our top pick is because of the fact that it served two purposes very well. It fit the bill as a grand touring car with all of the comfort and luxury that one could ever want, but there was a lot more to it than comfort. When it came to performance, the 812 GTS was every bit a super car with full capabilities as such.
It was equipped with a naturally aspirated V12 engine that cranked out 789 horsepower.This gave the tourer as much juice as anyone could possibly need, and as a convertible (not all models were), you could enjoy the extra benefit of putting the top down to let the wind caress your entire mortal being. The 812 GTS was a popular model, and particularly so as many of the convertible options were bought up.
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