Ferrari 250 GTE 1962 (LHD)
– Extremely attractive example
– Original Marchal headlights
– Iconic Grand Tourer
– Gleaming Borrani wire wheels
– Modified with American V8 engine
“Call it a status symbol, prestige car or what you will, the Ferrari has that indefinable quality which makes it one of the most desirable of all motor cars. Naturally it is costly, but one cannot obtain the kind of workmanship that goes into a Ferrari without parting with a good deal of folded money. For several years the marque was un-ashamedly a sports car, in keeping with Marranellos racing background. Gradually, however, there developed a demand for a more luxurious version, which, whilst retaining the wonderful performance for which the ‘’prancing horse’’ machines are famed, it would be much more refined. Italy’s finest coach-builders produced many beautiful machines, but they were mainly known for their true ‘gran turismo’. With the introduction of Ferrari which has all the qualities of the great ‘’prestige’’ vehicles of the past allied to modern advanced automobiles’’
Autosport October 20th 1961 ‘’The fascination of a Ferrari’’ by Gregor Grant.
With the whopping new car price of over £9500 the newly arrived Ferrari 250GTE was once only £1000 less than the 250GTO, but was nearly double its British equivalent of the day, the Aston Martin DB4. With huge demand worldwide for the newly arrived 2+2 Prancing Horse, Ferrari had cracked it. Production numbers outstripped the others models available. The new car, with its rear deep wells, was comfortable to fit four adults and had room for the kitchen sink in the boot, which quickly became an essential feature for the modern gentleman.
Today the Ferrari 250GTE, like with all Ferrari’s from the 50’s to the 70’s have seen tremendous appreciation and this car represents an opportunity to join the elite.
Our car is finished in classic Rosso Corsa coachwork with light Grey leather, gleaming bright chrome work and it is still fitted with the extremely valuable and sought after Marchal headlights, inserted into the grille mouth. The car sits on four beautiful Borrani chrome and alloy wire wheels and the stance of the car is extremely attractive
Much of the interior has been redone over the years. The console, front and rear seat, rear shelf, dash, and door panel leather are all in very good condition with no damage or major wear marks. The headliner looks to be original and is in excellent condition with no discolouration or sagging. The paintwork is gleaming and bright with the panel gaps consistent throughout & the door fit being especially nice.
Currently the car needs nothing mechanically, the V8 replacement engine starts easily and shows no smoke when hot or cold. The carburettors are nicely tuned and it is a pleasure to drive.
Fitted with a powerful and reliable V8 engine coupled to a 5 speed manual gearbox, the new owner will be able to enjoy this iconic car all year long.
Available for viewing in our Brentford showroom.