Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Fantuzzi

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4383GT is a stunning and unique Fantuzzi bodied Berlinetta Ferrari; eligible and sought after by some of the world's most exciting concours events but also imminently usable on the road.  

Fresh from a Total Restoration by DK Engineering

United KingdomLocation: United Kingdom
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  • Unique Body by Fantuzzi
  • The 16th Production Lusso
  • Concours Restoration by DK
  • Engine Numero Interno 1704/62

This 250 GT Lusso was built as a standard specification Lusso in March of 1963 and was the 16th car produced of this model. This Lusso was finished in Grigio Metallizzato and supplied new to Luciano Pederzani of Bologna, who, with his brother Gianfranco owned Tecno, a builder of Formula F2 and F3 cars. At their request when the car was still barely new it had extensive work carried out and was partially re-bodied in around 1965 by Medardo Fantuzzi, who was designing the bodies for their Tecno race cars. Fantuzzi created a one-off treatment with a more aerodynamic front end and faired in headlamps.

The previous owner spent three years and a lot of effort documenting the actual history of this car. This has included a trip to Italy to meet with the original owner Gianfranco Pederzani and a visit to the Ferrari factory. He has personally met with, or spoken to, most of the people who have owned this car, in order to get first hand reliable information. This particular car is a very special example of Italian coach building at its finest. As Marcel Massini points out in his excellent article in FML, Medardo Fantuzzi was responsible for most of Ferrari's racing cars from 1959 to 1966. Some of his designs, such as the 1959 250 TR, and F1 156 ("Shark Nose"), are recognized as some of the most significant and beautiful Ferraris ever made. This Lusso is another example of his outstanding eye for beautiful design.

In 1966 the Pederzani brothers sold the car to Venezuela, but by the summer of 1968 the car had moved to New York and was owned by Richard Trask. In around 1977 Terry Kramer purchased, and it is believed it was at that time that some further modifications were made (possibly by Tom Meade) including a more pronounced boot lid spoiler and some "GTO" vents in the wings and on the nose. Soon after this the car was shipped to Honolulu where it was registered. The car went through Collier Thelian's hands in 1978 and was sold to Gerald O'Conner in 1979, Gerald put the car in storage in 1981 where it would remain for the next 24 years.

In the Autumn of 2011 the car arrived at DK Engineering in need of a full restoration. It was decided to embark upon a concours restoration and as such the restoration team immediately set about stripping the car to a bare chassis and body. Due to the car being unique the bodywork stage was especially challenging; moulds, drawings and diagrams were made from a genuine GTO and precisely scaled to Lusso size for the various louvres and vents. Once the body was considered ready for paint the car was primed and painted in Rosso Corsa.

The car returned from paint at the beginning of November 2012, at which point the mechanical rebuild was commenced. The restoration has recently been completed and the car is in a stunning condition throughout, presented in Rosso Corsa with Tan trim. The car is in the process of being U.K registered and is in our showrooms ready to be viewed immediately.

4383GT is a stunning and unique Fantuzzi bodied Berlinetta Ferrari; eligible and sought after by some of the world's most exciting concours events but also eminently usable on the road.

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