1962 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series II by Pininfarina

Sold For €460.000

Ferrari – Leggenda e Passione

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Documents: UK V5

  • A fine example of the first factory-produced four-passenger Ferrari
  • The 611th produced out of a total run of 954 250 GTE 2+2s
  • Ferrari Classiche certified
The Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 first premiered at the Paris Salon in 1960 and offered a radically different configuration for the storied Maranello marque. This car was the first factory-produced four-passenger Ferrari and offered the company entry into a previously unavailable market – that of the luxury grand touring car. With a Colombo-designed Tipo 128E V-12 producing 240 bhp and a four-speed manual gearbox with overdrive, the 250 GTE provided Ferrari-worthy performance in a more comfortable overall package.

This would become the most commercially successful Ferrari of the time, with 954 produced in three series between 1960 and 1963 at a factory price of $12,600. This car was to be the predecessor of the 330 Ferrari series, including the 330 GT America and the 330 GT 2+2. Clearly this car represents the superlative combination of luxury and speed for which Ferrari would become world-famous in the coming decades.

Chassis no. 3985, the car presented here, was completed on 22 November 1962 and was delivered to Ferrari dealer Joao A. Gasparo in Oporto, Portugal, finished in Grigio Scuro (18932 Italver) over a beige (VM 3309) interior with Connolly leather. Although its history is not known, the car was noted as being in the Netherlands as of 2013, before it was brought to the UK where it currently resides. A fine example of the first factory-produced four-passenger Ferrari, finished in elegant black over beige, it boasts Ferrari Classiche certification, confirming that it retains all of its major original mechanical components. The most affordable of the 250-series of Ferraris, this 250 GTE would be an ideal starting point for someone looking for their first Enzo-era Ferrari.

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