The Ferrari 250 GT/L or 'Lusso' is the last evolution of the famed Ferrari 250 Berlinetta line of vehicles; one of the most beautiful cars ever made. The car was initially revealed at the Paris Motor Show in October 1962, the last vehicle to carry the iconic "250" name, carrying design and performance features from legendary cars such as the GTO and SWB.
The Lusso was instantly desired by celebrity petrol heads such as Steve McQueen and Eric Clapton. Demand outstripped supply massively, with only 350 Lussos being produced from 1962-1964; the 250 GT/L was always destined to be a future classic. Translating to English as 'Luxury,' the Lusso's cabin beautifully compliments that curvaceous exterior with extensive leather, chrome and the now infamous Nardi wood-rimmed wheel dominating the environment.
The 250 GT/L is powered by a 3.0 litre Columbo V12, benefiting from triple Weber carbs producing around 240 bhp. Although performance was not the key objective of the Lusso, it still lived up to the high standards of other 250-series Ferraris, capable of speeds around 150mph. Such DNA meant that the Lusso was not only one of the best-looking Ferraris ever made, but also one of the best to drive; the ultimate Grand Tourer, focused on luxury over competition.
The RHD example we are pleased to offer was first delivered to the United Kingdom via Maranello Concessionaires on the 2nd April 1964. Just 23 RHD 250 Lussos were produced, of which only 19 are believed to remain in existence today. In 1986, the car was purchased by the Technical Director of the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One team at the time, a Mr Harvey Postlethwaite.
Postlethwaite had the car fully restored with Maranello Concessionaires in 1993. The history file maintains two folders documenting exchanges between Postlethwaite and Maranello during this time as well as the full invoice and list of work done to the car. Also in the vast history folder is a Certificate of Origin, copy of the original sales invoice, as well as a large number of MOT certificates and various sundry invoices for works done to the car. The car remained in the ownership of the Postlethwaite family until 2015 when it was sold to its current owner.
The car presents superbly well today and is a matching-numbers engine and gearbox example. The 250 GT Lusso is arguably the most stylish and practical of the 250 GT series and our rare RHD example is ready to be enjoyed by its new owner!
- Exterior Colour Red
- Engine Size 3.0
- Interior Colour Black
- Drive RHD