Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Restoration

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A One Off Fantuzzi Special.

This 250 Lusso was originally built as a standard specification Lusso in March of 1963 making it the 16th car produced of this model. This car was originally grey metallic with a black interior and was delivered new to Luciano Pederzani of Bologna, who with his brother Gianfranco, owned Tecno, a builder of Formula F2 and F3 cars. The car was re-bodied around 1965 by Medardo Fantuzzi, who was designing the bodies for their Tecno race cars. Fantuzzi created a one-off treatment with more aerodynamic front end, faired in headlamps, and more pronounced rear spoiler. The color was changed to gold metallic at this time as well.

In 1966 the Pederzani brothers sold the car to someone in Venezuela. By summer of 1968 the car turned up in New York and was owned by Richard Trask. The car had a few more American owners during the 1970s.

Terry Kramer bought the car, at that time the car was painted black, in 1977 and shipped it to Honolulu. The car went through Collier Thelian's hands in 1978 and was sold to Gerald O'Conner in 1979. He then put it in storage in 1981 where it would remain for the next 24 years.

The car arrived at DK in the Autumn of 2011, the restoration team immediately set about stripping the car to chassis and body. Due to the car being unique the bodywork stage was especially challenging; moulds, drawings and diagrams were made from genuine GTOs and precisely scaled to Lusso size for the GTO louvres and vents on the bonnet and front and rear wings. The covered headlights and altered bootlid were also painstakingly re-profiled to ensure 100% accuracy. 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. The car is now part way through the re-assembly stage. The 250 motor was fully rebuilt while the car was at paint as was the axle and gear box and these are now ready to be replaced into the car.

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