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1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso
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1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso information
2011 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
Engine Num: 4213GT
Chassis number 4213 GT is the first production Lusso and one of only three known examples that were used in competition. The car was sold new through Garage Francorchamps SA in Brussels, Belgium and the first owner was Leon Dernier. The Lusso was entered in various races including an event in 1963 at Spa-Francorchamps, at the Cote de Fleron hillclimb, where he placed third in the GT class. At the Cote de la Roche hillclimb of the same year, he finished first in his class.
The car was next raced by David Cottingham in the 2011 Shell Historic Ferrari Maserati Challenge at Brands Hatch and Monza. The next owner was Jurgen Pyritz of Pyritz Yellow Racing in Germany who raced it at the Ferrari Days event at Spa-Francorchamps in April 2002.
Michael Williams raced chassis 4213 at the Uwe Meissner Moden Motorsport Festival in 2003 at the Nurburgring. Williams also competed at the Trofeo Baleares, with co-driver Erwin Bach, followed by the Kinnerton test day at Donington, England.
Heinrich Kampfer purchased the car in November of 2004 who restored it to latest regulations of the FIA and the Ferrari Shell Historic Challenge, and also obtaining a Ferrari Classiche Certificate.
After the work was completed, the car was entered in the 2005 Ferrari Challenge series with class second and third finishes.
The current owner of the vehicle raced the car in the Ferrari Historic Challenge at Laguna Seca in August of 2008 and finished 6th in class. It has continued to be entered in various vintage events.
By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2012