1964 Ferrari 250 GT

Gooding & Co. Geared Online, October 2020
Monday, 26 October - Friday, 30 October 2020
Sale Price
$1.4M - 1.8M
Est. Range
30 October 2020
Sold Date
Lot Number
Older restoration
Gooding & Company
Auction House
Chassis no. 5931; Engine no. 5931. Amaranto over beige leather. 2953-cc, 240hp V-12, 5-speed, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Marchal headlights and fog lights, Ansa exhaust.

Evaluation: Represented as the original matching numbers engine (internal number 2206/62E) and rear axle. Restored about six years ago and used since. There are paint flaws including chips on the hood corners, around the fuel filler cover, and some microblisters in the paint. The windshield is sand chipped. Good lightly stretched upholstery. Some of the trim chrome is weak. It’s a quality driver Lusso.

Bottom Line: This is a better than driver-quality Lusso price, particularly for an example with no evidence of external analysis of its quality other than Marcel Massini’s ownership and exhibit history. There’s no Ferrari Classiche, no FCA, no Cavallino Classic, just the owner’s representation of the original engine and rear axle, nor are these the original colors. The bidders leaned heavily on weak reeds in valuing it at this price which is close to expensive.

by Rick Carey
2 December 2020
1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso
1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Engine
1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Interior
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Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
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