The 1963 Ferrari 250 GT was manufactured by Italian automaker Ferrari, from 1963 to 1964. The Ferrari 250 GT/L, or the Lusso as it has become known over time, is widely celebrated as one of the most beautifully proportioned Ferraris ever designed by Pininfarina. Following the Lusso’s premiere at the Paris Motor Show in October 1962, it was widely acclaimed as yet another triumph for both its designers at Pininfarina and coachbuilders at Scaglietti. The Lusso would be the last Ferrari to bear the legendary 250 name, and many thought that Pininfarina had saved the best design for the last variant of the celebrated 250 chassis. The car featured a 240 hp, 3 Liter single overhead-camshaft V12 engine with triple Weber carburetors, a four-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with unequal length A-arms and coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, parallel trailing arms, and Watt Bar, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Sitting on the shorter wheelbase chassis of the Ferrari 250 model range, the Lusso was the last V12 Ferrari road car to feature this engine, as displacement would increase to 275 cubic centimeters per cylinder for the next generation of Ferrari road cars.
“Lusso” translated to English means luxury, and from one look into the cabin, there is no doubt that luxury is the perfect word to describe the ambiance there. However, the Lusso wasn’t the most expensive and luxurious Ferrari at the time. The larger Superamerica was. Nevertheless, the 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso was a beauty, both elegant and exotic. With only 351 units made, you need to be very thorough with the pre-purchase inspection, and have all paperwork checked by a classic Ferrari expert. The certificate of authenticity is the first document to request, alongside with service, maintenance and ownership history. Don’t hesitate to ask The Beverly Hills Car Club for help if you’re unsure about the best buying practices for classic cars or if you want more tips.
The Beverly Hills Car Club has specialized in classic cars for many years. They have a wide inventory at their Los Angeles classic car dealership and are always in touch with sellers for new examples. If you’re looking for an easy, fun and hassle-free experience, this is the right place to start!
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