1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso

Remi Dargegen ©2015, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

Ferrari’s breathtaking 250 GT/L was designed as a new offering to fill the market between the sporting 250 GT SWB and its more luxurious sibling, the 250 GTE 2+2, by combining the best features of both. The Lusso was first seen by the public at the Paris Motor Show in October 1962, and many enthusiasts simply fell head over heels for the beautiful body and Kamm tail that adorned the newest 250.

Under the aluminum bonnet was Ferrari’s 3.0-liter V12, topped with three Weber carburetors. Zero–60 mph took just eight seconds, on the way to a 150 mph top speed. As the final Ferrari in the 250 lineage, the Lusso would be the last car to feature the 3.0-liter Colombo V12, effectively closing the door on one of the most spectacular engines in automotive history.

During its current ownership, chassis number 5885 has been driven regularly, meticulously maintained, and in recent years has received a complete engine rebuild, for which records are available on file. It is also fitted with a beautiful period-correct Blaupunkt AM/FM radio, manual antenna and period-correct speaker in the rear parcel shelf.

Offered in its ever-graceful and original color combination, this Lusso also retains its original chassis, engine, gearbox and rear axle. It presents as a great opportunity to obtain one of Ferrari’s utmost luxuries.

Steve Ahlgrim

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Steve taught high school auto shop before moving to Atlanta, GA, where his love of sports cars led him to FAF Motorcars, the former Ferrari dealer where he served as General Manager and Vice President. He has been a self-proclaimed “one-trick pony,” coveting the Ferrari marque. He has been involved in concours judging for over 25 years and is a member of the IAC/PFA, an international committee overseeing high-level Ferrari concours judging. He is chief judge of the Celebration Exotic Car Show in Celebration, FL.

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