Rare Ferrari ‘Lusso’ expected to fetch $3.6m
REGARDED by many as the most beautiful of the Pininfarin a - d e s i g n e d Fe r r a r i s , a n extremely rare 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L “Lusso” is headed for the block in the UK come September.
It is expected to fetch b e t ween $ 3 . 2 mi l l i o n a n d $3.6 million at Silverstone Aucti ons’ i naugural sale at Salon Privé.
Just 22 right-hand drive cars were built, with some reports s uggesting j ust 1 7 examples remain today.
First appearing at the 1962 Paris Salon, the car’s exquisite proportions generated much admiration.
This particular matching numbers car is so special thanks, in part, to the comprehensive restoration by respected craftsmen Auto Restorations NZ of Christchurch i n t he years to 2010.
Confirming its quality, the car was crowned Winner in the Masters’ Class of the NZ Classic Car Weekend I nter marque Concours d’Elegance and i t beams in Rosso Cordoba coachwork with contrasting tan leather interior. It now joins the sale from a significant UK collection.
Silverstone Auctions managing director Nick Whale said it was a “privilege” to be able to offer the “exciting and beautiful car”.
“Salon Privé deservedly enjoys its reputation as one of the UK’s most prestigious luxury automotive events and this car is sure to be one of the highlights of the auction,” Mr Whale said.
Other exceptional cars have already been consigned into the new auction.