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Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

Chassis 5847 GT Semi Comp spec

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The 250 GT Lusso is widely regarded as one of the most elegant and timeless designs by Pininfarina of all time. Introduced in 1962 the 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso was Ferrari's latest intermediate model, a vehicle to bridge the gap between competition racers and luxuriously appointed 2+2 Coupe's. 351 examples were built between 1963 and late 64.

Chassis 5847 GT was delivered in silver with black hide to Germany by Auto Becker in Dusseldorf in February 1964. From new the car was fitted with an ammeter instead of a clock (the only example with this feature) on the dash and the ignition as located under the column instead of on the dash with a lock as this was required by German law at the time (only approximately 3 catrs had this feature). In little over a year the car had covered 9894 Km and was serviced by the assistenza client department in Modena, Italy. In Autumn 1967 the car was bought by Per Ingvar Brandstrom and imported to Sweden. 5847 now passed through a few owners until purchased by Tom Trana in damaged condition in 1970 who prepared the car and competed in may road rallies with it. Trana was a famous ex works rally driver for Volvo and Saab. At this time one of the head Volvo designers took the Lusso as an example study project for the design of the new Opel Manta. During the ownership of Trana the car was repainted. The car then passed into the ownership of Rein Thomson who owned the car until 1978 who then passed the car onto Jens Larsson during which time the car competed in the Cognac rally and races at the Nurburgring. In 1978 the car was pictured in Gothenburg with Battista Pininfarina posing next to it.

In 1987 when owned by Gunnar Pettersson a full restoration of the car was commenced with body and paintwork being carried out by Carrozzeria Autosport (Bacchelli & Villa) in Bastigilia, Italy and the engine being rebuilt by Autofficina Sauro in Bologna, Italy. In 1992 the car was completely retrimmed by Luppi. Pettersson enjoyed the car for many years notably attending the Ferrari club France meeting at Dijon (1993), Ferrari racing days at the Nurburgring (1996) and the 50th Anniversary of Ferrari in Rome. Following this the car passed into the hands of the famous Dutch collector Schermerhorn until purchased by the current owner in 2002. During the past 7 years a great deal of attention has been paid to the car including a full engine rebuild, rear axle rebuild, suspension rebuild and new carburettors.

The car has been greatly enjoyed by the present owner, loved and cared for at no expense spared. The car has been seen frequently at many events through out Holland and the rest of Europe and has always been very well received. The car is offered in concours condition without flaws or imperfections but with a semi competition aspect in mind with a few tasteful upgrades that only improve an already great model of Ferrari.

The car has recently featured in "FORZA" magazine