1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso
MAKE + MODEL: Ferrari 250 GT Lusso
ENGINE: 3.0 Litre V12
CHASSIS NUMBER: 4587GT
PAINT: Blu Julie
The Ferrari 250 GT/L or 'Lusso' is the last evolution of the famed Ferrari 250 Berlinetta line of vehicles; one of the most beautiful cars ever made. The car was initially revealed at the Paris Motor Show in October 1962, the last vehicle to carry the iconic "250" name, carrying design and performance features from legendary cars such as the GTO and SWB.
The Lusso was instantly desired by celebrity petrol heads such as Steve McQueen and Eric Clapton. Demand outstripped supply massively, with only 350 Lussos being produced from 1962-1964; the 250 GT/L was always destined to be a future classic. Translating to English as 'Luxury,' the Lusso's cabin beautifully compliments that curvaceous exterior with extensive leather, chrome and the now famous Nardi wood-rimmed wheel dominating the environment.
The 250 GT/L is powered by a 3.0 litre Columbo V12, benefiting from triple Weber carbs producing around 240 bhp. Although performance was not the key objective of the Lusso, it still lived up to the high standards of other 250-series Ferraris, capable of speeds around 150mph. Such DNA meant that the Lusso was not only one of the best-looking Ferraris ever made, but also one of the best to drive; the ultimate Grand Tourer, focused on luxury over competition.
The incredible LHD example we are pleased to offer for sale was delivered in August 1963 to Italy via the Milano dealer, M.G. Crepaldi Automobili, and was originally finished in Rosso over Pella Nera. In 2018 the car was sent to Joe Macari Classics where it underwent a full, no-expense spared restoration. Included in the work was a full bare metal respray to the stunning Blu Julie paintwork and an interior retrim in Crema leather.
The car sits today in sublime condition showing just under 31,000 miles and was recently been awarded Classiche Certification confirming its matching numbers engine. The 250 GT Lusso undoubtedly one of the finest machines for cross continental road trips or weekend drives.
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