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1961 Ferrari 250 GTE NART Spider Speciale / 2235 GT Vehicle Information

1961 Ferrari 250 GTE photograph

1961 Ferrari 250 GTE photograph

1961 Ferrari 250 GTE photograph

1961 Ferrari 250 GTE photograph

1961 Ferrari 250 GTE photograph

1961 Ferrari 250 GTE photograph

1961 Ferrari 250 GTE photograph

1961 Ferrari 250 GTE photograph

1961 Ferrari 250 GTE photograph

1961 Ferrari 250 GTE photograph

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Sold for $1,017,500 at 2014 RM Auctions at Monterey.
Luigi Chinetti was Ferrari's first continental importer to the United States. Along with brining these exotic vehicles to the US, he was also an accomplished racer during the Scuderia's formative years, and best appreciated for his North American Racing Team. The N.A.R.T. badge graced several desirable Ferrari sports cars of the 1960s and 1970s, resulting in period race winners. Many of these famous race cars wore a design orchestrated by Chinetti. Over a period of several decades, Luigi and his son Luigi 'Coco' Chinetti Jr., crafted a lineage of modified one-off, or limited-edition, Ferraris. Their most memorable creations were the ten 275 GTB/4 N.A.R.T. Spiders, one of which won at Sebring in 1967.

This particular car is chassis number 2235 GT which began its life as the 28th first-series 250 GT 2+2 created. It was given a long-wheelbase four-seat grand touring body and designated as a GTE model. It was given a green paint scheme with a black interior. Assembly was completed on January 13th of 1961 and subsequently sold to Luigi Chinetti Motors.

The car was intended for sale at a customer in Buenos Aires named Miguel Carcano, but it unclear if it was ever delivered to him. In 1964, it was damaged in a minor accident, and re-purposed by Chinetti and his son. It was shipped in 1965 to Italy for new coachwork in Coco's design and to be built by Carrozzeria Fantuzzi.

The new design called for a small-mouthed slant nose with covered headlamps and bumperettes, and GTO-style fender gills. The windscreen was raked and fitted with wind wings, and a hollow aluminum basket-handle roll-hoop in the style of Ferrari's 250 P race car.

The work was completed in the autumn of 1965. The car was finished in silver and shipped to San Francisco for the eighth annual Import Car Show at Brooks Hall in November. After its West Coast debut, it made an appearance at the Miami Auto Show and the New York International Automobile Show in April of 1966.

After its show appearances, the car was sent to Modena Sportscars where it was made road-legal and safe to race, which resulted in the addition of driving lights and the reinforcement of the basket-handle with a functional roll bar and cushioning. The engine was uprated to near-Testarossa specifications, which included the installation of six Weber carburetors and a racing camshaft. The gearbox was also converted to a five-speed unit.

Coco Chinetti used the car for several months before selling it to Michael Stone, of New York City, who is believed to have occasionally entered it in local events.

Phil Tegtmeier acquired the car in 1970, part owner of Kirk White Motorcars in Paoli, Pennsylvania. Soon after, the car was offered for sale, but the reserve of $10,000 was not met.

In 1971, Mr. Tegtmeier sold the Spider to Ed Osborne, of Cleveland, Ohio, who raced it once by Tegtmeier the following year, at a local track called Nelsons Ledge.

In 1974, David Berger, along with the resources of two additional enthusiasts under a consortium dubbed the 'Fantuzzi Partnership', purchased the car for $13,700. By this time, Tegtmeier had removed the car's bumperettes. Berger also removed the wind wings and then repainted the exterior in Rosso Chiaro in 1977. A short time later, the car was raced at venues such as Lime Rock, Road Atlanta, Mount Equinox, and Sebring.

The car grazed the tire wall at Summit Point, West Virginia, when Berger spun the car during a passing move. There was minor damage, yet a full restoration soon began around 1980 and took eight years to complete. During that time, the gearbox was disassembled and rebuilt and the engine was cleaned and tuned. The body imperfections were reworked and refinished. The interior was re-upholstered in black leather.

After the work as completed, the car was shown by Mr. Berger and his friends at Ferrari Club events.

Eventually, one of the other members of the Fantuzzi partnership assumed principal care of the car. In 1995, the current owner had a professional rebuild of the engine performed on the car. In 1997, the car displayed 43,900 kilometers. Since that time, the car has accrued less than 5,000 miles.

In January of 2014, the car was shown at the XXIII Cavallino Classic, where it was awarded First Place in a Design Distinction class.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2014



2014 RM Auctions at Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,200,000-USD $1,600,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,017,500

1961 Ferrari 250 GTE Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1961 sales)
1961 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series I by Pininfarina
Chassis#: 2947
Sold for USD$518,086
  2019 RM Sothebys : London
 
1961 Ferrari 250 GTE Series I
Chassis#: 2475 GT
Sold for USD$313,000
  2019 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1961 Ferrari 250 GTE
Chassis#: 3135GT
Sold for USD$347,450
  2018 Coys : Grandes Marques, Maastricht
 
1961 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series I by Pininfarina
Chassis#: 2889
Sold for USD$500,896
  2017 RM Sothebys : Villa Erba
 
1961 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2
Chassis#: 3081 GT
Sold for USD$173,768
  2016 RM Sothebys : Duemila Ruote
 
1961 Ferrari 250 GTE Series I
Chassis#: 2369 GT
Sold for USD$405,000
  2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
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1961 Ferrari 250 GTE Series 1
Chassis#: 2927 GT
Sold for USD$418,000
  2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
 
1961 Ferrari 250 GTE Series I
Chassis#: 2651 GT
Sold for USD$797,500
  2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
 
1961 Ferrari 250 GTE Series I
Chassis#: 2919 GT
Sold for USD$423,500
  2015 Gooding & Company - Arizona
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1961 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series I by Pininfarina
Chassis#: 2877 GT
Sold for USD$492,688
  2014 RM Auctions - London
 
1961 Ferrari 250 GT N.A.R.T. Spider by Fantuzzi
Chassis#: 2235 GT
Sold for USD$1,017,500
  2014 RM Auctions at Monterey
1961 Ferrari 250 GTE image  1961 Ferrari 250 GTE image  
1961 Ferrari 250GTE 2+2 Coupé
Chassis#: 3139
Sold for USD$125,310
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia at Goodwood
 
1961 Ferrari 250GTE 2+2 Series 1 Coupe
Chassis#: 2647
Sold for USD$160,213
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia
 
1961 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Coupé
Chassis#: 2337GT
Sold for USD$140,921
  2012 Bonhams - Paris, La Halle Freyssinet Motocars
 
1961 Ferrari 250GTE 2+2 Series I/II Coupé
Chassis#: 2713
Sold for USD$106,574
  2010 Bonhams - Les Grandes Marques a Monaco
1961 Ferrari 250 GTE image  1961 Ferrari 250 GTE image  
1961 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Coupe
Chassis#: 3227 GT
Sold for USD$155,928
  2009 Ferrari – Leggenda e Passione
 
1961 Ferrari 250 GTE
Chassis#: 250GTE2895
Sold for USD$42,293
  2008 Automobiles of London
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1961 Ferrari 250 GTE's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1961 FERRARI 250 GTE 2+2 COUPÉ2255 GT2020 Bonhams : The Zoute Sale $360,000$420,000
1961 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series I by Pininfarina29612020 RM : The European Sale featuring the Petitjean Collection $280,000$320,000
1961 Ferrari 250 GTE Série 123392020 Artcurial : Retromobile $280,000$380,000
1961 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series I by Pininfarina26192020 RM Sothebys : Paris $330,000$380,000
1961 Ferrari 250 GTE Series2919 GT2018 Motostalgia : Amelia Island$440,000$500,000$625,000
1961 Ferrari 250GTE 2+2 Coupé2815 GT2015 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais   

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Ferrari 250 GTE Vehicle Profiles
Notchback
Ferrari 250 GTE Notchback

Chassis Num: 2169 GT
Engine Num: 2169 GT
Model Year: 1960
Profile
Notchback
Ferrari 250 GTE Notchback

Chassis Num: 2367GT
Model Year: 1960
Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Model Year: 1961

Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Model Year: 1961
Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Chassis Num: 2171GT
Model Year: 1961
NART Spider Speciale
Ferrari 250 GTE NART Spider Speciale

Coachbuilder: Fantuzzi
Chassis Num: 2235 GT
Engine Num: 2235 GT
Model Year: 1961
Profile and Auction History

Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Chassis Num: 2369 GT
Engine Num: 2369 GT
Model Year: 1961
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Chassis Num: 2459GT
Model Year: 1961
Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Chassis Num: 2531GT
Model Year: 1961

Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Chassis Num: 2663GT
Model Year: 1961
Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Chassis Num: 2713 GT
Model Year: 1961
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Chassis Num: 2919 GT
Engine Num: 128 F
Model Year: 1961
Profile and Auction History

Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Model Year: 1962
Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Model Year: 1962
Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Model Year: 1962
Profile

Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Model Year: 1962
Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 2899 GT
Model Year: 1962
Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 3003 GT
Model Year: 1962
Profile and Auction History

Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 3177
Engine Num: 3177
Model Year: 1962
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 3339GT
Model Year: 1962
Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 3481GT
Model Year: 1962
Profile

Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 3509 GT
Model Year: 1962
Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 3553GT
Model Year: 1962
Profile
Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 3595 GT
Model Year: 1962

Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 3999 GT
Model Year: 1962
Profile
Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 4001GT
Engine Num: 4001GT
Model Year: 1962
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 4049
Model Year: 1962

Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 4089 GT
Engine Num: 732/62
Model Year: 1962
Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 4245GT
Model Year: 1962
Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Model Year: 1963

Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Model Year: 1963
Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Model Year: 1963
Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 250GTE4217
Model Year: 1963
Profile and Auction History

Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 4151GT
Model Year: 1963
Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 4247 GT
Model Year: 1963
Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 4303 GT
Engine Num: 4303
Model Year: 1963
Profile and Auction History

Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 4783 GT
Model Year: 1963
Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 4829
Engine Num: 4829
Model Year: 1963
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 4843
Engine Num: 4843
Model Year: 1963
Profile and Auction History


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