The 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Coupe was big milestone for Ferrari as it was the first production grand tourer for the company. The Pininfarina coachwork gives the GTE an elegant yet sporty design. Notably these cars came with an aluminum bonnet, doors, and trunk lid cutting down on the weight of the vehicle. These cars featured a V-12 with 3 twin-choke Weber carburetors, 4 speed manual gearbox with overdrive, independent front suspension with A-arms and coil springs, a live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and 4-wheel disc brakes. This particular car is Chassis No.2369 and is the 64th example of the 299 Series 1 cars built, and was completed in February of 1961. This car was sold new to Lino Cattaneo of Cantu, Italy and remained in Europe till the 70’s before making its way the US. In 1985 Howard Silverman of Villanova, Pennsylvania where the car remained until 2006, acquired this car. During Mr. Silverman’s ownership this car received a concourse-restoration. This car still shows beautifully still wearing its late 90’s restoration. Finished in Russo Red with tan leather interior this car is a head turner. All chrome and bright work show very nicely including the wire Borrani wheels. All body gaps/panels align as they should. This classic still has its original numbers matching engine (engine no.2369) with 3 superbly tuned 40DC Weber carburetors giving it that beautiful V-12 Ferrari purr. The transmission shifts excellent with no gear syncro issues. Not only does the car run and perform excellent drive train wise, but also the suspension, which was replaced in recent years, provides a quality grand tourer ride quality that is very responsive. This 250 series Ferrari is ready to enjoy!
Note- This car is documented by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini