1963 Ferrari 250 GT

Lusso Berlinetta 3 L

Vehicle values by condition

Condition 4
#4 cars are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped.
Condition 3
#3 cars could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 car, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior.
Condition 2
#2 cars could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 cars that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws.
Condition 1
#1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best car, unmodified, in the right colours, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours.
Insurance premium for a
1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta 2953
valued at £957,000
£3581.17 / year*

History of the 1963 - 1964 Ferrari 250 GT

1963 - 1964 Ferrari 250 GT
1963 - 1964 Ferrari 250 GT

Designed in 1962 as a replacement for the Ferrari 250 GT coupe, the gorgeous 250 GT berlinetta, or Lusso, marked the last in the line of 3-litre Colombo-engined 250 series road cars. The press quickly began referring to the car as the Lusso, presumably referring to its luxury appointments, and the name stuck.

For the Ferrari Lusso, Pininfarina designed an attractive fastback berlinetta body with a kamm-type tail that rode on Ferrari’s 94-inch short wheelbase chassis and provided an impressive combination of clean lines, good visibility, and spacious accommodations for two. Typical of later cars in the 250 series, the Lusso had hydraulically assisted disc brakes all round with wishbone suspension in the front and a live axle in the rear. Power came from the familiar 3-litre V-12 that in this case had 240hp and was close in specification (though with a reduction of 40hp) to the engine in the legendary 250 GTO.

Ferrari built 350 examples of the Lusso from 1962 to 1964 as a counterpart to the four-seat 250 GTE, and it marked a departure from previous 250-series road cars in having luxury and technical appointments not previously seen in the series in part to accommodate American driving conditions. These included a more extensive use of leather in the interior as well as a thermostat-controlled radiator fan, and a driver-actuated radiator shroud to help keep water temperature up in cold weather, increasing the effectiveness of the defroster and heater in said conditions.

The Ferrari 250 Lusso’s beautiful lines, usability and comfort, as well as ownership by such notable personalities as Eric Clapton and Steve McQueen, all contribute to this car’s cachet. Although not currently as collectable as its more track-focused brethren the Ferrari 250 GT SWB and the Ferrari 250 GTO, the Lusso is still regarded as one of the most desirable Enzo-era Ferraris.

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