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1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L

Berlinetta Lusso
$1,496,000
Sale Price
115
Lot Number
#3
Original
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis No. 5379. Ivory over red leather. 2953-cc, 240-hp V-12, 4-speed manual. 3x2 Weber carburetors, chrome-spoke Borrani wire wheels, Pirelli P5 tires, Marchal fog lights, FIAMM air horns, alternator, build sheet copy documented, spare wheel and tire, tool roll, jack.

Evaluation: Visually maintained, largely original | Represented as the numbers-matching drivetrain. Original except for a good older repaint that is showing its age with a few stress-point cracks, stone and edge chips, and some troubling blisters in the rocker panels. The engine compartment is orderly and correct. Suspension wears road grime, but the underbody has been redone and is extremely good. The original upholstery is lightly soiled and creased, with seatbelt wear on the bolsters but no tears or pulled seams—appropriate to the claimed 46,792 miles. Good carpets, dash, and gauges. Extensively mechanically refreshed in 2017. A cherished car that has gotten what it needed without ever being apart, a marvelous survivor that deserves to be preserved. From the collection of Dr. Raymond Boniface, father of GM designer Bob Boniface.

Bottom Line: An interesting and unique color combination added significant value to this Lusso, helped by the fact that the livery turns out to be pretty. It has clearly been carefully owned and looked after throughout its life, and it has traveled very few miles (835 per year). It brought as much as some meticulously restored Lussos do, but its value goes below skin-deep, and the new owner got a singular example for an appropriate premium.

by Hagerty Editor
20 August 2020
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
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Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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