The 250 GT Lusso had full-length wins sweeping back into a short rear deck and had minimal decoration. The spoiler placed above the Kamm tail was an aerodynamic refinement that was sourced from Ferrari's racing history, experience and heritage. The Lusso's were given a short wheelbase and a revised chassis configuration with the engine placed slightly further forward allowing for more interior room. This was a luxurious model, fitted with thick carpets and soft leather bucket seats.
The production run of the 250 GT Lusso amassed just 350 examples during its 18 month lifespan. This example, chassis number 5215GT was sent to the United States from the Ferrari factory in 1963. It was sent to Charles Rezzaghi Motors in San Francisco and later sold to a private owner, Thomas Pelandini, who lived nearby in Moraga. In 1980, the car was sold to another Bay Area enthusiast, Paul Uenaka of San Jose, California. It was sold a few years later to Joseph Galdi of Tucson, Arizona. While in Galdi's care, the car was given a restoration with the work featured in Road & Track's On Ferrari which featured text by Ken Gross and photos from John Lamm. It was owned by Mr. Galdi until 2004, when it was sold to a collector in Woodside, California. This new owner kept the car for three years before selling it to its next owner, Vic Branstetter in Los Angeles. While in his care, the car received a class award at the Ferrari Club of America's Pacific Region Vintage Ferrari Concours at Concorso Italiano.
The car is finished in dark red over tan. The 2953cc SOHC V-12 engine has three Weber carburetors and produces 240 horsepower. There is a four-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel disc brakes.
In 2009, this rare 250 GT Lusso was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was expected to sell for $700,000 - $850,000. The lot was sold for the sum of $704,000 including buyer's premium.