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1963 was the final year that Ferrari made the 250 GT/E with only 954 being made in total and just around 500 remaining and fewer than that still possessing their original intact coachwork from Pininfarina. This particular GT/E was a series two and has a matching chassis and engine, No. 4001GT. It arrived to Luigi Chinetti Motors of New York in December of 1962.
This 4001GT was the 307 of 350 made and has been pampered its entire life racking up just over 53,000 miles. It was restored extensively and had around $80,000 worth of mechanical work performed by the Ferrari experts at Alfa Italia in Burbank, California. Jack B. Smith Jr. purchased it with a history report from Ferrari historian Marcel Massini.
Bring Your Friends
While this car has the Colombo V12 that a collector might expect of a Ferrari it was also the first Ferrari to be made to accommodate 4 full-sized grown people comfortably.
And His Little Dog Too
The story goes that Enzo Ferrari wanted a personal car that he could enjoy with his wife and their beloved dog while still accommodating his driver. And so the 250 GT was born. Ferrari earned the extra room by moving the engine 8 inches forward in the chassis to extend the cabin. The 250 GT was a hit and is still Ferrari’s most popular model line of all time.
Not to settle for just more space, Ferrari collaborated with the famous Pininfarina design company for the exquisite coachwork that such an elegant car deserves, making this 1963 250 GT/E truly a grand experience.
1963 Ferrari 250 GTE specs:
- 240 BHP
- 180.2 Cubic Inch V12 Engine
- Extended Cabin Space for Passengers
- 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
- Four-Speed Manual Transmission
- Matching Engine and Chassis (4001GT)