1963 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso
Few sports cars in automotive history are as universally revered as the Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, which was introduced to the public at the 1962 Paris Motor Show. Clothed with one of the most gorgeous body designs ever conceived, and benefiting from 10 years of mechanical refinement of the same chassis design, the Lusso was immediately adored by the motoring press and has since grown to be widely regarded as one of the finest GT cars in history.
The Lusso’s 3-litre V12 was essentially the last in the road-going 250 series which developed 250bhp in standard form. Scaglietti put the finishing touches on this magnificent platform by crafting one of most celebrated body designs of all time, courtesy of Pininfarina.
Perhaps the most successful overall grand touring design from Maranello’s vintage period, the Lusso was produced in a modest quantity of just 350 examples, many of which were owned by luminaries like Steve McQueen. The Lusso has today evolved into one of the most collectable and celebrated of the vintage Ferrari road cars, offering both modern driving quality and timelessly beautiful appearance.
RM Sotheby's will be offering this example at their upcoming Monterey auction between the 19-20th August, the estimated value is between $2m – $2.5m. For more information on this and other vehicles at the sale, click on the link below. Photos courtesy of RM Sotheby's.