1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso
Location: United Kingdom
250 GT/L or ‘Lusso’ #4971 was delivered via Ferrari of Modena to its first keeper Ms Anna Maria Molina, a 25-year-old resident of Varese. Originally finished in Grigio Argento with Nero Pella hide and Grigio carpets, this Lusso was 1 of just 350 examples to leave the gates of Maranello.
Maintained by Ferrari's Assistenza Clienti in Modena for the next several years, Ms Molina subsequently sold the Lusso on to noted Ferrari dealer, historian, and author Rob De La Rive Box in Seon, Switzerland.
He continued to have the car serviced by Ferrari in Modena until 1970 when he sold it to the next custodian, Mr Richard Merritt of the USA, another noted Ferrari author and historian who has written numerous books on the marque.
Three further owners are recorded in the US with the last American owner in possession of the car for 30 years in California before it was acquired by its next owner from the UK in 2017.
Upon arriving to the UK, #4971 enjoyed extensive restoration works from a noted marque specialist, that included a full body restoration and bare metal repaint.
The car was then sold to its second UK owner, a well-known Ferrari collector who requested that Furlonger give the car a complete mechanical appraisal and overhaul that involved removing the engine, completing a full engine bay detail, a full service, new clutch and all new oil seals.
The 250 GT/L is widely regarded as the ultimate road-going Ferrari 250, with this example being one of the finest available today. Following the recent works, the condition of the car is exceptional, but this is further complemented by its complete matching numbers and extensive history file that contains old registration cards, original Automobile Club D'Italia identification paperwork and documentation of the restoration works.