Ferrari 250 GT Lusso 1964 silver

Keeping in line with the Ferrari 'tradition' of that time, the 250 GT Lusso was designed by the Turinese coachbuilder Pininfarina, and bodied by Carrozzeria Scaglietti. Although the interior was more spacious than that of the 250 GT, the 250 GT Lusso remained a two-seat GT coupe, unlike the 250 GTE. The car was manufactured for just eighteen months, from early 1963 to mid 1964, and was the last model Ferrari ever made of the 250 GT generation.

Auto shows often provide an opportunity for manufacturers to introduce new designs publicly. Ferrari did so at the 1962 Paris Motor Show to unveil, as a prototype, the 250 GT Lusso. The prototype was almost identical to the production version, with only minor details changed thereafter.

The new model was a way for Ferrari to fill a void left between the sporty 250 GT SWB and the luxurious 250 GTE 2+2, the Lusso met the new demands of the 1960s. Indeed, fans of sporting driving of the time became as fond of civilized designs, that is, comfortable and spacious, as they were of radical sports cars. Ferrari did not skimp on details in the GTL, which shows on the scales; weight ranged from 1,020 to 1,310 kg, depending on specified equipment.

Although it was never intended to compete, the 250 GT Lusso made a few appearances in several sporting events in 1964 and 1965, such as the Targa Florio and the Tour de France. The final iteration of the 250 GT series, 351 copies of GT Lusso were produced before being replaced by the Ferrari 275 GTB.

Using certain aesthetic and aerodynamic features of the 250 GT and 250 GTO, Pininfarina led the design of the 250 GT Lusso, regarded by many as one of the most beautiful Ferraris ever made. It attracted notable personalities of that time, such as Steve McQueen and Eric Clapton.

As usual, the company Carrozzeria Scaglietti was responsible for the manufacturing of the body. The body was made of steel with the exception of the doors, boot lid, and bonnet, which were made of aluminum. The stern of the body featured a small integrated spoiler, the 250 GTL became the first Ferrari to incorporate such aerodynamic appendages, concluding with an abrupt Kammback rear.

The 250 GT/L Lusso used a Colombo-designed V12 engine with a displacement of 2,953 cc. This engine was capable of an output of 240 hp at 7,500 rpm and 242 Nm torque at 5,500 rpm. It was able attain a maximum speed of 240 km/h, thus becoming the fastest passenger car of that period, and required only 7 to 8 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h. Certain components such as the valves and the crankshaft, were derived from the engine of the 250 GT SWB, while others, such as the pistons and the cylinder block, were derived from the 250 GTE.

The car shown here is a beautiful example of a 250 GT Lusso, it was originally delivered new in 1964. The car was carefully restored to concours condition, with work completing in 2017. It now resides in a stunning condition. After completion of the restoration it was Ferrari Classiche certified.

From new the car was fitted with an special exhaust by Abarth, which is still mounted on the car. It is a full matching nrs. car and comes with a nice history and documented restoration. Since the restoration the car has only done 4.000 km and was looked after well.

The 250 GT Lusso remains one of Ferrari's greatest cars, this spectacular example is your chance to own a piece of Ferrari history. The car runs and drives as good as she looks, and is ready to be enjoyed for another lifetime.

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