1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso by Scaglietti

Sold For €1.695.000

Ferrari – Leggenda e Passione

Chassis No.

Documents: UK V5

  • Restored in 2005–2006 to Concours standards and used sparingly since
  • Repainted and re-trimmed in 2015 to original colour combination by DK Engineering
  • One of just 350 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lussos constructed
  • Arguably the most elegant model of the 250 GT series of Ferraris
  • Ferrari Classiche certified
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Chassis 5783 GT was delivered new to Signora Mario Damasio of Rome on 6 July 1964, finished in the distinguished colour scheme of Grigio Fumo (Smoke Grey) with black leather interior. Bearing the registration ROMA 757889, the car was used extensively by Signora Damasio and, according to Ferrari ‘Assistenza Clienti’ maintenance records, had already covered almost 32,000 kilometres by the time of its third service at Maranello in August 1966.

In December 1971, the registration papers were revoked by the Automobile Club d’Italia following the export of the car to the United States. The next recorded reference to 5783 GT was in the December 1982 Ferrari Market Letter, in which Steve Forristall’s GT Cars of Houston, Texas, advertised the car for sale. Interestingly, the car was referred to as ‘silver with black interior, with excellent mechanicals and low mileage’, suggesting that at this point it still retained its original paint and trim. Thereafter, the car remained in Texas, until sold by Kehl Motor Service of San Antonio in 1987, ultimately making its way to Lyle Tanner Enterprises of Carson, California, later that year. Around this time, the car received a re-spray in Rosso Corsa and was re-trimmed in tan leather, as well as an engine rebuild and brake system overhaul.

In 2002, the car was sold to Tiziano Carugati in Switzerland, and from 2005 to 2006, the car was completely restored by Sportgarage Bruno Wyss of Zofingen, a photographic record of which accompanies the car. This included another re-spray in Rosso Corsa and a re-trim in black leather, with Ferrari Classiche certification being obtained simultaneously. The car passed through the Netherlands, prior to being sold to UK-based Kuwaiti businessman Fawaz Al Hasawi in 2011, at which point the car was re-registered in the UK with the period-correct registration number EBY 559B.

The vendor acquired the car in 2015, and it was restored once again, by Ferrari specialists DK Engineering, whose brief was to return the car to its original colour scheme. Now immaculately presented, and accompanied by a complete tool kit as well as photos of both the Bruno Wyss and DK Engineering restorations, this most stylish and practical example of the magnificent 250 GT series is ready to be enjoyed immediately by its fortunate new owner.


Please note that contrary to the printed catalogue, the tool kit is a reproduction.

Si fa presente che, contrario al catalogo, la borsa degli attrezzi è una riproduzione.

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