1962 Ferrari 250GTE 2+2: Matching Numbers CA Car Offered in Exceptional Colors Chassis no. 3455, Engine no. 3455Verde Pino with Bordeaux Leather -Exceptional Color Combination Verde Pino with Bordeaux Leather-Matching numbers-Black Plate California Car-Accompanied by its Original Tool Roll and SpareThe Previous owner purchased this car several years ago from a long time California resident who maintained and enjoyed the car for many years, accumulating most of the 81,945 miles, which are believed to be original. It still retains the California black and yellow license plates, which have accompanied the car for many years. Significant time and resources have been spent on the car with Ferrari experts Dino Motors of San Mateo, CA. Last year, the car was serviced with 81,876 miles including replacing the oil and oil filters, all fluids checked, clutch adjusted, brakes bled, topping off the differential fluid, and repairs to the interior lighting. Additional work included a comprehensive brake job at 81,379 including a new booster, lines, caliper seals, and front and rear pads. In 2009, Dino Motors performed $11,000.00 worth of service on the car including a new exhaust system, valve adjustment, new pinion seal, carburetor adjustments, distributor seals, differential seals, and valve cover gaskets. This particularly beautiful car has been recently finished by award winning painter Charlie Potts in the stunning original Verde Pino Metallic, which must be counted as one of the most exceptional colors of this period. The paint finish is excellent throughout displaying beautiful luster using the correct metallic formula per the original paint specifications. Panel fit is quite nice with the doors, hood, and trunk showing excellent closure and latching. Much of the exterior chrome has been recently done to a high standard including the Borrani wheels, which together amounted to $16,000.00 worth of recent expense. The interior was redone some time ago but still presents in nice condition overall with good surface finish to the seating. Carpeting remains nice, while the dashboard and instruments are beautifully maintained exhibiting excellent color, clarity, and numeric indication. The wood rimmed steering wheel is also nicely done, as are the headliner, door panels, and dash-pad. Overall the various trim, interior components, and details have been addressed with thoughtful considerations toward originality. The trunk compartment has been carpeted and retains an original tool roll with tools as well as a Borrani spare wire wheel. Under the hood, the original matching numbers engine delivers a nice, settled impression, prepared with correct finishes, proper hoses, lines, and correct fasteners. The engine exhibits an honest representation of the hallmark 250 including the correct air cleaner, nicely finished cam covers, and a few modern allowances for contemporary use. The car starts easily and idles smoothly, delivering the sweet and tight sounding V12 machined symphony as only a vintage Ferrari can offer. The gearbox is easily engaged and driving very pleasant due to the diligent servicing this car has recently received. Driving manners are much as one might expect from a car of this era, delivering a motoring experience of both performance and luxury.Offered in exceptional colors, this Ferrari 250 GTE is a wonderfully presented car with long-term California ownership history, stunning fresh paint, and excellent exterior presentation. With thousands of dollars of expert services already performed to a high standard, this beautiful 250 GTE is ready for the next fortunate owner to drive, show, and enjoy as originally intended. Price: $467,500
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