1962 Ferrari 250 GTE  Chassis no. 3003

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Lot 224
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE
Chassis no. 3003

Sold for CHF 150,800 (US$ 157,621) inc. premium
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE
Coachwork by by Pininfarina

Chassis no. 3003
‘Pininfarina and Enzo Ferrari have collaborated to make a most desirable motor car: expensive, fast and luxuriously comfortable, with a large luggage compartment. All this adds up to a Gran Turismo, with the accent on the “Gran”, par excellence. If you want to go road racing look to the Berlinetta, but for touring in the grand style, “Two plus Two” equals near perfection.’ - Sports Cars Illustrated.
Intended to extend Ferrari’s appeal to a sector of the market already contested by rivals Aston Martin and Maserati, the 250GTE 2+2 debuted in the summer of 1960. Ferrari’s first four-seater, the 250GTE 2+2 was directly descended from the most commercially successful Ferrari of its day, the 250GT. Launched in 1954, the latter featured a lighter and more-compact Colombo-designed 3-litre V12 in place of its Europa predecessor’s Lampredi unit. The 250GT chassis followed Ferrari’s established practice, being a multi-tubular frame tied together by oval main tubes, though the independent front suspension now employed coil springs instead of the transverse-leaf type. A four-speed, all-synchromesh gearbox transmitted power to the live rear axle, while hydraulic drums looked after braking all round. Disc brakes arrived late in 1959 and a four-speeds-plus-overdrive gearbox the following year, and both were features the 250GTE enjoyed from the start of production in 1960.
Pininfarina’s brief had been to produce a 2+2 without sacrificing the 250’s elegant good looks or sporting demeanour and the master carrozzier succeeded brilliantly with the GTE. By moving the engine, gearbox and steering gear forward and the fuel tank back, sufficient room was created for two occasional rear seats within the 250GT’s 2,600mm wheelbase. The Tipo 128E outside-plug engine’s 240bhp ensured that there was no reduction in performance despite the inevitable gain in weight. A popular and highly profitable car for Ferrari, the 250GTE remained in production until 1963.
The 250GTE we offer was sold new in Switzerland and has recently been repainted in its correct ex-factory livery of white while the original black leather interior has been retained. Its engine fully checked over in Italy, the car is presented in excellent running condition.
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE  Chassis no. 3003
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE  Chassis no. 3003
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE  Chassis no. 3003
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE  Chassis no. 3003
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE  Chassis no. 3003
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE  Chassis no. 3003
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE  Chassis no. 3003
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE  Chassis no. 3003
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE  Chassis no. 3003
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE  Chassis no. 3003
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE  Chassis no. 3003
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE  Chassis no. 3003
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE  Chassis no. 3003
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE  Chassis no. 3003
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE  Chassis no. 3003
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE  Chassis no. 3003
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE  Chassis no. 3003
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE  Chassis no. 3003
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE  Chassis no. 3003
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE  Chassis no. 3003
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE  Chassis no. 3003
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE  Chassis no. 3003
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE  Chassis no. 3003
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE  Chassis no. 3003
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE  Chassis no. 3003
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE  Chassis no. 3003
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE  Chassis no. 3003
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE  Chassis no. 3003
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE  Chassis no. 3003
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE  Chassis no. 3003
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