1963 Ferrari 250 GTE

Grigio Scuro with a black original leather interior. 97.000km, very nice and very original condition, fresh 160.000,- Euro expenditure
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Model history

Ferrari had been doing well through the 1950s with the 250 series of road and racing cars. The company’s most successful early line, the 250 series included many variants and are characterized by their use of the Lampredi or Colombo designed 3 liter V12 engine.

When the Ferrari 250 GT 2+2 was introduced it was the only Ferrari designed to carry more than two passengers (there were some early Ferrari 212s built by Ghia in the 1950s that could carry more than two passengers but these models are rare). This filled a long standing gap in the Ferrari production and the 2+2 proved an extremely populair model, being capable of both high-performance driving and luxurious touring.

The classic V12 engine layout was used with a single overhead camshaft per bank of cylinders acting through roller rockers to operate the overhead valves. Engine displacement was 2953cc and with a compression ratio of 8:8:1 the engine gave 240 bhp at 7000 rpm. The GTE is fitted with an electric overdrive as a 5th gear and for comfortable high speed cruising.

This example

This specific Ferrari 250 GTE was delivered new in France to Mr. Pierre Louis-Dreyfus, a famous racing driver from Paris.

We are currently further researching the early history. Reputedly from a famous French Couturier afterwards. 

Picture: French racing driving Mr. Pierre Louis-Dreyfus behind the wheel of the #23 Ferrari 166MM during the 1949 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Ferrari 250 GTE we offer was delivered new to the famous racing driver and Le Mans veteran.

This car has been in Holland since 1996 and has been in two major Ferrari collections since. The car has been repainted in the past and refreshed, but the interior is still with the original black leather and irreplaceable.

Now freshly finished from a 2 year and 160.000 Euro expenditure at a Dutch specialist including a full engine rebuilt. Fully serviced after 1000 km running in, the car is ready for a new caretaker.

Price Euro 425.000,-.

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