The 250 GT Lusso is widely regarded as one of the most elegant and timeless designs by Pininfarina. 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. Just 351 examples were built between 1963 and late 64. Widely regarded as the epitome of the "La Dolce Vita" few cars can rival the effortless elegance and style of a 250 GT Lusso.
The car is the very last of the 22 Right Hand Drive Cars - of which 19 Remain. It was supplied new to a very interesting character called William Shand Kydd,
An accomplished Sportsman who had raced powerboats and had ridden in the 1966 Grand National, won the National Chase Hunt in 1973 as well as taking part in the Cresta run in St Moritz (where he met Lord Lucan),
In fact he is believed to be the last person to see Lord Lucan alive!!
William Shand Kydd hill climbed the car in the late sixties and early 1970s, before selling in 1972 to John Chatwin having covered almost 60,000 miles in 8 years.
It’s next famous owner came in 1978 when the car was purchased by Richard Attwood – an former Formula One Driver and famous Le Mans Winner when driving for Porsche in the 917.
Attwood then sold the car to Dr Harvey Postlethwaite in 1987, he would cherish the car as his absolute pride and joy and in 1993 commissioned a total restoration with Maranello Concessionaires.
Following this Restoration he used the car only very sparingly and often showed the car at various Ferrari Owners Club concours.
He passed away in 1999 at which point his wife and children decided to keep the car.
Despite numerous attempts over the years the family would retain the car until in 2015 they sold the car (off market) to its next custodian for £2.3m. This represented a 20% + premium over a “normal” RHD car on account of this car’s unparalleled history.
In his ownership the car has been well maintained by very well regarded specialists and is in fine condition. Whilst the restoration is an older job, the car has covered just 10,000 miles since.
All of this incredible and unrepeatable history is detailed and recorded in two very comprehensive history files, which include even the original factory-build documents and the original invoice for the new car to Bill Shand Kydd.
The car was last sold on the public market in the 1970s.
The Last of just 22 RHD Lussos
3 Famous Owners
Totally Matching Numbers
Not Seen in Public for over 40 years
Originally supplied in the stunning Bleu Chiaro
Early Hill-Climbing Competition History
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