1962 Ferrari 250 GTE Series II

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Introduced in 1959, the 250 GT/E was the first four seat Ferrari to see anything like large scale production (at least, large by Ferrari standards). Nearly 1000 were built before production ended in 1963, and the model has been credited with keeping the small Italian marque in the black during this period.

Power comes by way of a 3 liter version of the Colombo V12 engine.


(from Silverstone Auctions Press Release) 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE Series II

Silverstone Auctions’ Salon Privé sale at Blenheim Palace will offer a mouth-watering selection of high-end cars – led by four beautiful Ferraris.

Star of the line-up on Friday September 4th is a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE Series II 2+2 Coupe, a car that was delivered straight from the factory to the Paris Motor Show stand; its vast history file even featuring pictures of it gleaming in the exhibition hall.

Following its Paris Motor Show debut, this 250 GTE spent the majority of its life in Lille, France, passing through the hands of several owners including a Ferrari dealer who kept it as part of a private collection.

Treated to a full engine and transmission rebuild in the last decade – work which also included refurbishment of its original Borrani wheels and a new Orbisoud stainless steel exhaust system – it was brought to the UK in 2013, where the process continued with a bare metal respray and a painstaking interior restoration.

Finished in Celeste with a Beige hide interior - its original colour combination - it carries full Ferrari classiche certification confirming the originality of its engine, gearbox and chassis. A fascinating car and the finest example of a 250 GTE that Silverstone Auctions has ever presented for sale, it represents outstanding value at an estimate of £300,000 - £350,000.

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