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The Ferrari 250 series is a car in it’s own class. There is just not enough words you can write regarding the beauty and iconic image this vehicle visulizes.

$T2eC16NHJIgFHR7QPNTwBSKOh3q9bw~~60_57The Ferrari 250 series was built by Ferrari from 1953 to 1964 and one of their most successful models sold. It included many versions which are: the convertible 250GT California Spyder; the luxury version 250 GT Lusso; the road or race 250 GT LWB Tour de France a long wheelbase model and 250FT SWB Berlinetta coupe; the racing 250GTO and 250TR (Testa Rosa).

Most all Ferrari 250 models produced are powered by the light weight Colombo Tipo 125 V12 engine, aka the famous “Colombo V12”. All the 250 series share a similar frame chassis, double-wishbone front suspension and rear axle. 51.-Ferrari-250-swb-2After these similarities the 250 series are completely different through the entire production lifespan due to continuous changes made by Ferrari.

Our Top Market Finds for the Ferrari 250 series has been a harder search, since these are harder to come by. This series of Ferrari’s are not for the beginner collector. These are the top of the line especially this series being one of the most sought after vehicle by royalty, high profile collectors and celebrities. Plus, the price jumps once the vehicle has been approved by Ferrari with correct authentification and vintage standards.

1. 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta

The 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta “Lusso” the luxury coupe by Scaglietti will be auctioned off by RM Auctions during the Monterey event in Monterey, CA August 13-15, 2015.

This 250 GT/L went through a complete restoration in 2011 and has all original matching engine numbers and was certified by Ferrari Classiche. This is the 21st example of this model built and completed in the factory in March 1963. It was first purchased in 1967 by a California native. In 1970 the car was sold and moved to Chicago and repainted to a silver metallic gray and reupholstered in black leather interior. The original color was Ferrari Amaranto Italver and beige leather interior. The vehicle has had different owners in the states and Europe, and has undergone Ferrari approved restorations. In 2009 it was returned to it’s original factory approved standard paint color and beige leather interior.

2. 1959 250 GT PF Cabriolet Series 1

This 1959 Ferrari 250 GT PF is the last of 40 in a series built. It’s for sale at Talacrest in Berskshire, England. Price is not listed. The vehicle has been well maintained and has the original owner’s manual, logbook, and tool roll.

Only 40 were made in this series during 1956-1959 and are called the Pinin Farina Cabriolet’s coachwork edition. The Ferrari 250 GT PF Cabriolet has been in many exhibits and written up in literature. This is not just a collector’s vehicle, but should be owned by someone who understands it’s distinctive and recognizable history and status that this car visualizes.

3. 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

This Ferrari 250 GT Lusso the luxury styled version of the 250 series is available for sale at Chequered Flag International in Marina Del Rey, CA. Online list price is $2,300,000 and has undergone extensive detailing and restoration.

Originally delivered new to Italy in March of 1964 and still painted in it’s original combination of red (Blue Scuro) and black leather interior (Russo hide interior). It did not arrive in the states till the 70’s. Owned and cared for by high profile collector’s.

via: autoblog.comebay.com; autozine.org; watercolor painting: classiccarart.com

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