<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843

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Lot 248
1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2
Chassis no. 4843
Engine no. 4843

Without reserve

Sold for US$ 275,000 inc. premium
1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Chassis no. 4843
Engine no. 4843

2,953cc SOHC V12 Engine
3 Twin Weber Carburetors
240bhp at 7,000rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Independent Front Suspension – Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Disc Brakes


*Exciting barn find condition Ferrari
*Matching numbers example
*One owner for over 45 years
*Delivered new to the US through Chinetti
*Offered with Marcel Massini's history report



THE FERRARI 250GTE

Intended to extend Ferrari's appeal to a sector of the market previously uncharted, the 250GTE 2+2 was first seen in prototype form at the 1960 Le Mans 24-Hour Race, where it served as the Race Director's car, and had its official world premiere later that year at the Paris Salon.

Maranello's first series-production four-seater featured independent front suspension, a live rear axle, all-round disc brakes and a four-speed manual/overdrive gearbox, while the compact, Colombo-designed Tipo 128E outside-plug V12 engine's 240bhp ensured that there was no compromise in performance. Top speed was within a whisker of 140mph.

The 250GTE progressed through three series before production ceased in 1963, by which time 950 cars had been sold, making this the most popular and commercially successful Ferrari to date.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Completed in the third and final series of 250GTE production, the example offered here, chassis no. 4843GT was sold new to Charles Rezzaghi of California in 1963. Rezzaghi was the well known proprietor of Rezzaghi Motors on San Francisco's Hyde Street, and during the 1950s had competed in the Pebble Beach and Golden Gate Road Races, occasionally in an Alfa Romeo Disco Volante. The 250GTE had been delivered through Ferrari importer, Luigi Chinetti, and is believed to have stayed in Rezzaghi's ownership until after his death in 1966, when it was acquired by a Cherry Hill, New Jersey resident.

This owner is believed to have kept 4843GT on the road for less than a decade, but would keep the old Ferrari in his garage until recently. Today, this highly original, "barn find" condition 250GTE remains largely complete, and still has its 1973 registration sticker affixed to the window. In need of a full restoration, 4843GT is that enticing find we all hope to discover, forgotten in a neighbor's garage.

Without reserve

Footnotes

  • Please note that this vehicle is titled as a 1964 and with chassis number 4843Z.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the title for this vehicle is in transit.
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<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
<b>1963 FERRARI 250GTE SERIES III 2+2   </b><br />Chassis no. 4843 <br />Engine no. 4843
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