Rare Fer­rari ‘Lusso’ ex­pected to fetch $3.6m

Geelong Advertiser - Motoring - - CARSGUIDE -

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.

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