- Superbly presented car
- Superb original colour combination
- Matching numbers
- Fresh from restoration
With the presentation of the 250 engine, Ferrari created a new line of cars that allowed the company to grow significantly. It was on the 250 that the "GT" suffix first appeared, for Gran Turismo. For the road-going versions, the understated PF coupé gave way, in 1960, to the 250 GTE. Designed by Pinin Farina, it was the marque's first four-seater. The car was a great success from the outset, with almost a thousand examples being built.
Thanks to Ferrari expert Marcel Massini we know that the car on offer, bearing Pinin Farina number 68063, was sold new in Switzerland by Automobile Monteverdi AG to Mr Castelmarco of Basel. It was originally Grigio Scuro with a red Connolly leather interior as it is today. The car later went to the USA. In 1974 it belonged to J.N.Paulson from Illinois. It was subsequently sold in 1999 by Heritage Classic from Beverly Hills described as a good original example, Gray with red original interior. In 2002 it belonged to a collector from Fernandina Beach in Florida. He registered it in the name of his company, in Colorado. This 250 GTE returned to Europe in 2010 and joined a well-known Romanian collection in Kluj. At that time the car was Gray, retained its original interior and had previously been mechanically restored. The current owner is a German collector who had spent a long time searching for a 250 GTE Series 2. A connoisseur of Italian automobiles, he had the body and interior restored at a workshop in Tuscany. The double floor of this model, so susceptible to corrosion, was completely refurbished and the car is presented in excellent condition today. A photographic report of the work carried out is available. The seats and carpets were re-done in their original red colour. Fresh from a major restoration, and retaining its original engine, this car presents a fantastic opportunity to own a 250.