Arguably the most beautiful product ever to carry the Maranello marque’s prancing horse emblem, the 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta debuted at the Paris Salon in October 1962. Styled by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti, the Lusso (luxury) combined racetrack looks with new high standards of passenger comfort. Beautifully proportioned, the new 250 GT blended a low-slung nose, reminiscent of that of the 400 Superamerica, with a sculpted Kamm tail by means of some of the most exquisite lines yet seen on an automobile. Slim pillars and wide expanses of glass not only
enhanced the car’s outward appearance but made for excellent visibility and a pleasantly light and airy interior.
Testing the 250 GT Lusso five years after its introduction, Road & Track magazine acknowledged that the design had already achieved classic status. “Although there were many variations on the basic Ferrari 250 GT since 1956 when this 3-liter series was first offered, the 1962-64 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso has come to be identifiable by that single word, Lusso. The design of the body was at once elegant and exciting, and no other road Ferrari before or since has earned the same degree of enduring admiration for its aesthetics.”
One of just 350 250 GT Lussos made, this superbly presented example has been restored to the highest standards and is finished in classic red with black interior. A California car prior to its acquisition by the present owner, it has enjoyed the benefits of air-conditioned storage and is described by the vendor as in “excellent” condition in every department.