Lot 132

London 2018

1963 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series III by Pininfarina


£315,000 - £350,000 GBP | Not Sold

United Kingdom | London, United Kingdom



Chassis No.
4323 GT
Italian Libretto
  • Ferrari Classiche certified
  • The 93rd Series III 250 GTE built
  • A wonderful example to drive and enjoy

Ferrari’s first production four-seater, the 250 GTE was initially seen by the public at the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans, where the new car was used as the course marshal’s car during the fabled race. With a pedigree gained through success at the highest levels of motorsport, the 250 GTE helped to bring in new customers who were looking for a luxurious car that boasted equally exceptional performance. Its official launch would occur a few short months later at the Paris Motor Show, bringing them into closer competition with similar models from arch-rivals Aston Martin and Maserati. Quickly becoming Ferrari’s best-selling model, a total of 954 examples were built between 1960 and 1963.

Completed by the factory in March of 1963 and delivered new to Franco-Britannic Autos SA in Paris that same month, chassis no. 4323 GT was originally finished in Grigio Argento (20265) over Rosso (VM 3171) leather interior. Within the scheme of 250 GTE production, it falls within the third series of GTEs, specifically the 93rd example built and the 744th 250 GTE overall. While not much is known about its history, the car passed through Germany before being imported to its native Italy about three years ago. There, the car underwent Ferrari Classiche certification, confirming that it retains its original chassis and engine, yet the gearbox has been replaced with a unit of the correct type.

Perfect for a family of four looking to enjoy the thrills of classic car ownership together, the 250 GTE wonderfully combines practicality with performance and understated Pininfarina design. Currently finished in a beautifully subtle colour combination of Blu Scuro over Rosso, chassis no. 4323 presents very well as a wonderful driver-quality example.