<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829

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1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Sold for US$ 296,500 inc. premium
1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Chassis no. 4829
Engine no. 4829

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


*Matching numbers example
*Originally finished in Bianco over Nero
*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. 4829, was completed on July 19, 1963 and delivered new in September of that year through Luigi Chinetti Motors to a Mr. Restierau, a Frenchman living in New York City. Finished in the handsome combination of Bianco white over Nero black Connolly hides, it was the 989th 250GTE built and 247th of the Series III cars. By 1974 the car had moved a little bit north to the Bronxville, New York garage of Ferrari enthusiast Tom McKenna. A dedicated custodian, McKenna would retain the car through until at least the early 1990s before it was eventually painted black and later listed for sale in 2007. The current owner acquired the car in the fall of 2008.

On static display since acquisition and featuring a new 30+ year old repaint, it is an example ready for recommissioning or restoration. Sharing its bones with the other Ferrari 250s, including the GTO, LM, GT California Spyder, Lusso, TdF, and Testa Rossa, the GTE represents an amazing value. For a fraction of the cost of its topless and competition cousins, and with a pair of extra buckets for the kids and a real trunk for the weekend, the GTE is one of the best and most usable sports cars available.

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<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
<b>1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2  </b><br />Chassis no. 4829 <br />Engine no. 4829
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