Desirable second series example with disc brakes and Tipo 128F outside-plug engine
Interesting ownership history in Europe and the U.S.
Subject of concours-winning restoration
For many enthusiasts, the driver’s choice of Ferrari’s 250 GT Coupés are the later, second-series examples for 1960 and onwards. These boast major improvements, including revised shock absorbers, better sound insulation and all-round disc brakes and the new outside-plug Tipo 128F engine, which developed 240 bhp.
This example, chassis no. 1831 GT, was built in February 1960 featuring a Blu Sera body with vinyl and hide interior in Pelle Naturale. It was delivered via a dealer in Rome to its first owner, Filippo Palma of Civitavecchia.
It remained in Italy for the next 10 years when U.S. Army helicopter pilot Lee Chambers purchased the car to enjoy while stationed in Germany. It was shipped back to his home in Oregon in March 1971 before being sold to a dentist in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Photographs exist showing the car in both Germany and Oregon under Chamber’s ownership. The car passed through Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo before being purchased in 1973 by the Edgar family.
At that time, the Ferrari needed a full restoration and was repainted in Rosso Chiaro while the leather interior was dyed black in 1993. In 1997, it was imported to the UK in exchange for a BTCC touring car by Scottish racing driver Hamish Irvine. He sold it to a Mr McLeod of Glasgow who drove the car sparingly. With the odometer reading just 31,628 km, it was acquired by the current owner in 2013, who sent it to marque specialist Foskers of Kent to be refinished in metallic blue over a tan interior. They found it to be a highly original and rust-free example, still showing factory welds in the bodywork. Also, it is important to note that the cylinder head is of a later type.
The quality of work was proven with a Best in Class win at The Hurlingham Club concours, London, and other awards and has been shown at several Ferrari Owners Club events, and even Salon Privé. Accompanied by an original owner’s manual, sales brochure and a history file which chronicles its restoration, it would continue to be a lovely show candidate or stately driver.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/pa19.