An exceptionally beautiful and extremely rare 1963 Ferrari 250 GT ‘Lusso’ is set to hit the auction block at this year’s Salon Prive. Offered by Silverstone Auctions, this 250 is one of the only 22 right-hand-drive examples ever built, of which only 17 are in existence today.
Apart from being gorgeous and rare, the Pininfrina-designed 1963 Ferrari 250 GT has another thing going for it, and that is a complete and thorough restoration done to it by Auto Restorations NZ of Christchurch in the years to 2010.
The Lusso – chassis umber 250GTL5443 – is powered by a 3.0 liter V12 engine and features a Rosso Cordoba coachwork body with contrasting Tan leather interior. The auctioneer expects this car to fetch between £1.75 and £2million.
Other notable cars to be auctioned by Silverstone at Salon Prive include a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Pininfarina Series II Coupe, estimated at between £375,000 and £425,000, and a 1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Sedanca by Knibbs & Parkyn, once owned by a Costa Rican diplomat, estimated at between £80,000 and £100,000.