1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso2,950,000 USD - Asking Price

Beautiful 1964 Ferrari 250GT Lusso

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1964 Ferrari 250GT Lusso

When the new 250 Gran Tursimo was launched at the 1954 Paris Salon it was described as the first standard series production Ferrari. Pininfarina subsequently developed several different bodywork styles for the car; the Berlinetta Lusso treatment first appeared at the 1962 Paris Salon and was an instant success. The sleek design was both curvaceous and aggressive, with full-length wings sweeping to a truncated tail designed in acknowledgement of the aerodynamic theories of Dr. Kamm. The short wheelbase of the earlier 250 GTs was retained, but a new chassis configuration for the Lusso placed the engine several centimeters further forward allowing for a more roomy and comfortable interior than its predecessors. The appeal of the Berlinetta Lusso could not be better summarized then by Tanner and Nye in their book Ferrari, where they wrote, “The two-seat Berlinetta Lusso will remain one of the most graceful of all attainable Ferraris. It was never produced in great numbers, and the modest concession it made for road-going comfort made it a specialized bridge between increasingly luxurious production road cars and the full-house competition 250 GTO.”
A beautifully presented Ferrari, its owner was able to prove its abilities on a recent test-drive when it performed impeccably. On the road a Lusso must be one of the most practical and straightforward Ferraris to drive, as its gearbox is robust and it has a very positive feel, while the vision afforded to the driver is superb. Importantly, the Lusso also offers entry to a number of the more coveted events from the retrospective Tour de France (Tour Auto) to those of the Ferrari Owner’s club.

Regarded as one of the most beautiful Pininfarina designs, the Lusso, or GT/L, sold as a road-going car and directly benefited from its predecessors in the successful line of Ferrari 250 GTs.

It was developed from the dual-purpose 250 GT Short Wheelbase (SWB), which was delivered as both as a full-on competition or a steel-bodied grand touring car. When the SWB's time was up, its road-going version was replaced in 1962 with the more curvaceous 250 GT Lusso.

Inside, the Lusso was well appointed with ample room for two and luggage area behind with retention straps. This was possible because although the Lusso used the earlier SWB chassis, its engine was mounted much more forward to increase passenger space.

Although the Lusso's primary intent was grand touring, it shared many racing features with the all-conquering 250 GTO race car. Both had the same wheelbase, disc brakes, Boranni wheels, suspension and all-aluminum engine. Despite the Lusso's less robust chassis, steel bodywork and more forward mounted engine, many owners rigged their cars with a harness and went racing with it when a GTO couldn't be ordered.

This Lusso is in great shape and is driven regularly by myself. I have owned the car for over 2 years.

Reference Number 46024

as of 12/5/2016

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Overview
Car 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso
VIN 5301 
Exterior / Interior Color      Dark Blue /      Tan 
Condition Pristine 
Mileage 59,684 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Electronics: Airconditioning
Exterior: Wire wheels
Interior: Leather interior, Wooden steering wheel 
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