REGARDED by many as the most beautiful of Pininfarina designs for Ferrari, an extremely rare 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L ‘Lusso’ is to be sold at Silverstone Auctions’ inaugural sale at Salon Privé on September 4, estimated at between £1.75 and £2million.
Just 22 right-hand-drive cars were built, with some reports suggesting that just 17 examples still remain. First appearing at the 1962 Paris Salon, the car generated much admiration for its exquisite proportions. This car is special thanks in part to the comprehensive restoration, which it received in the years to 2010.
Confirming its quality, the car was crowned Winner in the Masters’ Class of the NZ Classic Car Weekend Intermarque Concours d’Elegance and it beams in Rosso Cordoba coachwork with contrasting tan leather interior. It now joins the sale from a significant UK collection.
The model joins a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Pininfarina Series II Coupe, estimated at £375,000-£425,000, and a 1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Sedanca by Knibbs & Parkyn, once owned by a Costa Rican diplomat, estimated at £80,000-£100,000.