The history of the 250 GTE 2+2 is arguably one of the richest in Ferrari's extensive history. This car was designed specifically to appeal to the sector of the car market which was largely dominated by brands such as Aston Martin & Maserati throughout the late 50’s and early 60's. The 250 GTE saw its debut at the 1960 Le Mans 24-Hour race where it served, in prototype form, as the race director's car and saw it's official unveiling at the Paris Salon later that same year.
Of course there had been four seater Ferraris before the 250 GTE, the Ghia, Touring and Vignale all boasted four seats as early as the 50's; however the fact that they were based on a chassis that wasn't conceived with passenger carrying in mind meant that they were somewhat compromised.
The car makes use of independent front suspension, a live rear axle and a four speed manual/overdrive gearbox to complete the basic chassis specification. These were coupled with a compact Colombo designed Tipo 128E V12 engine producing 240bhp to ensure that the larger car did not suffer from any undue decreases in performance.
The car we are pleased to offer was delivered new in 1963 with a Red exterior over Tan. This wonderful example sits today in the stunning colour scheme of Dark Blue over Tan Leather. The car is a matching numbers example and retains superb historical documents, including the original license of the car, original maintenance book, and the November 2018 issue of “Epocauto” magazine, containing an article on the car. This 250 GTE would make a brilliant addition to any Ferrari collection and presents itself as a genuine investment opportunity being one of the last truly undervalued 250 series Ferraris!
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