1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L

Berlinetta Lusso
Sale Price
Lot Number
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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