1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso
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During the 18 month production lifespan of the Lusso, only 350 examples were produced. This example is chassis number 4415 GT and has engine number 4415 GT. It was completed in May of 1963 and was the thirtieth Lusso produced. Upon completion, it was sent to the US and to the US Importer Chinetti Motors in Greenwich, Connecticut. It was originally finished in Grigio Argento with a black leather interior.
The original owner is unknown. The second owner was William Moore, who acquired the car in 1964 and would keep it for the next three decades. By 1990, the car had been driven a mere 24,000 miles. A full restoration began; when completed, it was sold by Moore in Connecticut where it would remain for the next few years.
In 2003, the car was sent to Lindley restorations in Pennsylvania where it was given a complete, bare-metal repaint from red to black paint.
In 2005, the car was on display at the inaugural New York Concours at Wolman Rink in Central Park.
In 2008, the car was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Pebble Beach, California. It was estimated to sell for $650,000 - $800,000. A high bid of $627,000, including buyer's premium, was enough to secure new ownership. The lot was sold.
By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2009
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