1963 Ferrari 250 GT/LSOLD

Perfect Reflections Paint and Patrick Ottis Mechanicals

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1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L `Lusso`
s/n 4627, Engine no. 4627
Blue Sera Metallica with Tan Leather Interior

Commonly viewed as the signature car for the Italian coach builder Pininfarina, the 250 `Lusso` remains one of the most aesthetically pleasing Ferrari road cars ever produced. With just 350 cars built, it is with good reason that these cars have enjoyed fantastic appreciation over recent years.

Sold new to Europe, this car migrated to California in 1976 were it has enjoyed three long term owners since. Ed Swart, known for his involvement with the Historic Racing Group, bought this car from Chris Gruys in 1981, selling it with the assistance of Fantasy Junction to the current owner in 2000.

This example has been freshly repainted from bare metal by Ferrari expert Brian Hoyt at Perfect Reflections, and is finished in stunning Blue Sera Metallica, a current Ferrari 360 Modena color. The repaint, a color change from its original red, is of impeccably high quality, and is fit to be shown. The engine bay and trunk gutters, and door jams are fully detailed. With the exception of a few minor stone chips on the lower frontal area, there are no marks of any kind to the exterior. The chrome bumpers and trim, and aluminum Borrani wire wheels are all beautifully polished. The windshield has some very light pitting, but no cracks, stars, or wiper marks. The Corello headlights and indicator lights, and Marchal driving lights are all in excellent condition.

The interior has been refinished in very supple tan leather, and with the exception of some very minor wear on the driver`s seat bolster, is in like-new condition, despite having been redone several years ago. The black dash leather shows no signs of shrinkage- a common problem on Lussos. New carpets have been installed, along with new headliner, both of which are absolutely spotless. The factory steering wheel looks to have never been refinished, and would benefit from a fresh coat of lacquer. The overall impression of the interior is that of a freshly restored car.

Recent mechanical work includes the rebuild of all for brake calipers, all new soft brake lines (replaced with steel braded lines), rebuild of the brake master cylinders and booster, new front wheel bearings. New fuel and water lines were fitted, the distributors rebuilt and adjusted, and the generator restored. The entire valve train was restored with new intake and exhaust valves, valve guides, and valve springs. Further work included re-coring the radiator, and other cooling system components.

Mechanically the car is excellent, with the recent work bringing it up to the highest standards. There is no evidence of rust or damage repair on the underside. The engine sounds and pulls strong, and has excellent power with minimal, if any, smoke. The carburetors are freshly tuned and respond promptly to throttle input. The brakes are effective and well balanced. The clutch disengages smoothly with the correct travel. The gearbox is extremely tight and smooth, as is the suspension. The car is fitted with the correct Ansa exhaust and sounds as it should. This example is one of just a handful of Lussos which were equipped with the taller final driver ratio (9:34), which reduces cruising RPM to about 3,500 at 70 MPH- making this example more enjoyable for tour events and in today`s faster moving traffic.

With the car comes the correct Borrani spare wheel, hub puller, and a massive accumulation of records for restoration work by the current owner, and before. There is also photo documentation for the recent bare metal up repaint. This car has received the Ferrari factory certificate of authenticity as a matching numbers car (engine, transmission, and differential all matching this chassis).


Reference Number 7117

as of 2/8/2007

Overview
Car 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L
VIN 4627 
Exterior / Interior Color      Dark Blue /      Tan 
Mileage 48.910 km 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Exterior: Alloy rims, Metallic paint
Interior: Leather interior, Wooden steering wheel 
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