1958 Ferrari 250 GT Ellena CoupeSOLD
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We are pleased to offer 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Ellena s/n 0857 GT. This Ellena is a great event car, eligible for almost any event on the planet, from the Colorado Grand to the Monterey Historic races to the US Ferrari Challenge to the Mille Miglia. As an event car, it has an unusually nice older restoration with a very straight body, finished in excellent older burgundy paint, over superb and supple tan Connolly leather seats and finished off with leather–bound brown Wilton Wool carpets. 250 GT Ellena s/n 0857 GT features a very smooth and strong running all–numbers–matching 128C single distributor engine, with machine work by Bob Wallace and assembly by Rob Shanahan. The car has been lovingly restored, from the frame up, with a complete suspension, electrical system and fuel system overhaul, by a fanatical owner. The complete body, paint, engine, underhood area, frame, suspension, brakes and chrome work were all originally restored and detailed to Pebble Beach Standards.

After sitting for approximately three years in a private museum collection, 250 GT Ellena s/n 0857 GT has just had its fuel tank drained and fuel pump rebuilt, the differential disassembled and re–sealed, new pinion bearing installed and the axle seals replaced. The wheel cylinders have been rebuilt and all new brake shoes fitted. The carbs are rebuilt and re–jetted, the accelerator pumps rebuilt and a complete mechanical inspection has just been completed, with all work done by Rod Drew’s F.A.I., Costa Mesa, CA. Easily one of the best Ellenas we have seen in many years, event friendly, well sorted and priced right.

Reference Number 12288

as of 8/14/2007

Overview
Car 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Ellena Coupe
VIN 0857GT 
Exterior / Interior Color      Bordeaux /      Tan 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Exterior: Wire wheels
Interior: Leather interior, Wooden steering wheel 
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Known History

S/n 0857 GT. 250 Ellena, also frequently called High roof Boano coupe. Engine tipo 128 C with correct original Marelli 12–cylinder single distributor, original 508 C gearbox (normal shift pattern, unlike most low–roof Boanos) and rear axle tipo 508 C. 39th of 49 Ellenas built.

 

Unlike many cars of this era, the history of this Ferrari is traceable back to its original owner.

 

1958, sold new to owner in Iowa.

 

1973, 03 May, Arizona title issued. Previous title was #8843376.

 

1975, May, identified and confirmed as a 250 GT Ellena Coupe.

 

1975, 19 Feb., purchased by Reed Henry Priebe, Phoenix, AZ. 32,000 miles. Priebe bought this Ellena from the original owner who was from Iowa “several years ago”.

 

1986, offered by S. J. “John” Reed IV, Atlanta, GA. Red with tan interior. Complete and original. In storage nine years. See the Ferrari Market Letter, issue # 1125.

 

1987, 03 Feb., sold to Stan Zagorski, New York, New York.

 

1987, 12 Feb., title transferred to MDR Enterprises, 9815 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA, 90210.

 

1987, 21 Apr., title transferred to Glen Kalil, Palm City, FL, 33490.

 

1988, 11 Feb., sold to current owner, Solana Beach, CA, 92075.

 

1990, listed in the Ferrari Club USA roster as being owned by the current owner, Solana Beach, CA.

 

1991, restoration started. Chassis disassembly, refinishing and plating of many parts, cleaning and restoration of many sub–assemblies, etc, by a restoration shop in Phoenix. Body and paint done by Stuttgart Southwest, Tempe AZ. Engine machine work new liners, etc, done by Bob Wallace.

 

1992–1999, further re–assembly and restoration work done by owner–enthusiast, in spare time. Work proceeded at slow pace due to limited time available. Finally, decided to hand it over to Rob Shanahan at Symbolic Motors for the bulk of the work to be performed in a much more timely manner.

 

1999, engine, gearbox, brakes and suspension, glass and door re–assembly, and a host of additional remaining tasks done by Rob Shanahan, Restoration Shop Manager at Symbolic Motors, and his team of expert technicians.

 

2000–2003, interior and all upholstery details (including trunk, under hood liner, etc) fastidiously performed to a very high standard by retired Master Upholsterer Kenneth Perry.

 

2004–2007, 0857 GT Ellena Coupe on display at a private museum collection of a prominent car collector in San Diego.

 

2007, April – June, fuel tank drained and fuel pump rebuilt, compression and leakdown test done. Differential disassembled and re–sealed, new pinion bearing installed, replace axle seals. Brakes rebuilt, wheel cylinders rebuilt, all new brake shoes fitted. Carbs rebuilt and re–jetted, accelerator pumps rebuilt, new plugs installed, all because of sitting for three years. Work done by Rod Drew’s F.A.I., Costa Mesa, CA.