A couple of years ago I looked at Tim Lewis’s ’64 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso taking part on Tour Britannia, today’s featured ’63 example, seen at the Classic Motor Show, NEC Birmingham, chassis #5143 has been prepared to Concours d’Elegance standard.
#5143 was originally sold through official dealer Autofficina Vari in Rome to a customer at the end of 1963, by the 1970’s #5143 had found it’s way to the UK where well known collector Anthony Bamford was one of it’s owners.
There after the car went back to Europe through Belgium to Germany where a refurbishment was undertaken by official Ferrari dealer Peter Rosenmaier in Germany.
After a period in storage #5193 received a body off 4 year restoration which included sending the body to the best body restoration specialist, the motor to the best motor rebuilders and so forth resulting in a car finished to the highest Concours d’Elegance standards.
Once the restoration was complete the German owner sold the car at R&M Auctions at MAranello in May 2008 for just over 1 million US$ including buyers premium.
Amongst the items the new owner acquired with the car were a spare set of original Marchal headlights, the original handbook, two Lusso brochures, a framed Pininfarina Lusso advert, a first edition copy of Kurt H. Miska’s book The Berlinetta Lusso and an almost complete set of original tools.
Thanks for joining me on this “Almost Complete Set Of Tools” edition of Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow. Don’t forget to come back now !