1962 Ferrari 250 GT/E 2+2 Series II
Coachwork By PininFarina
Chassis No. 3739
Engine No. 3739
Historically Significant as Ferrari's First Production 2+2
A Beautifully Restored Series II GTE
Retains Original Matching Numbers Engine
From 30 Years of Ownership
With Dossier of Restoration Invoices, Photos &Documentation
Marcel Massini & Ferrari Market Letter History Reports
Ready for Immediate Concours Display or Vintage Touring
Offered with Publications, Tools, Jack & Emergency Equipment
Throughout the 1950s the 250 Series of Ferrari's saw fantastic
success, both on the racetrack and in the showroom. In the late
1950's it was determined that Ferrari would develop its first real
4-seater offering to help broaden the market of potential buyers.
The Pininfarina designed 250 GTE 2+2 was first introduced at the
1960 Paris Auto Show. 250 Series Ferraris all utilized one of two
chassis, either a short version (94.5 inches) or the long version
(102.4 inches), upon which the GTE was built. It utilized the same
Colombo 3.0 liter V-12 engine as much of the rest of the 250
lineup, although in this guise it made an estimated 237 hp. The 250
GTE sold well, with almost 1,000 cars constructed by Pininfarina
from the time it was prototyped in 1959 until it was replaced by
the similarly styled 330 America at the end of 1963. Today, the 250
GTE 2+2 remains an elegant, well driving, and important piece of
Ferrari's automotive heritage.
3739 was completed on July 27, 1962 as a left-hand drive, U.S.
specification example in Blu Sera over Grigio leather with
instruments in miles and Koni shock absorbers. In August 1962, the
Ferrari was delivered new to Luigi Chinetti Motors of New York and
sold locally, with record of it being owned by Ted Goldman of White
Plains, NY. Documented by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini and
Ferrari Market Letter, ownership history picks up in the early
1970's, still residing in New York, eventually moving to the
Midwest, New England and ultimately Colorado.
The GTE's long-term and most recent caretaker, Neil Jones of
Englewood, Colorado acquired the Ferrari on October 11, 1988, with
48,033 recorded miles from Classic Auto Sales of Omaha, Nebraska.
It's said the car was in nice driver quality condition when
purchased, but it was determined that a full restoration should be
carried out. The commissioned full nut-and-bolt restoration began
in July 1990 by T's Sunrise of Englewood Colorado with body, frame,
and paint being contracted out to 3R Automotive of Englewood,
Colorado. According to the Marcel Massini History Report #3739 had
poor body repairs and Mr. Jones purchased another Series II body
from Joe Marchetti's International Autos Limited of Chicago to
replace the body during the restoration. The restoration, a 7-year
endeavor was completed to exceptional standards, while invoiced and
photo documented throughout the process.
Since the completion of the restoration in June of 1997, the car
has covered a mere 2500 miles. Even though the restoration is now
over 20 years old, the condition remains outstanding with excellent
fit and finish attesting to the high quality workmanship performed.
The exterior's paint has a deep rich color and smooth, consistent
finish. The body itself is straight and smooth with excellent gaps
and fitment all around. All chrome and brightwork is brilliant, as
is the glass - clean and clear around. It appears that most of the
glass is original to the car, with correct Securit markings found
on the side windows. Correct Marchal headlights are in excellent
and working condition, as are all lights, weather and safety
equipment. All 5 15x5 1/2 Borrani wire wheels are freshly shod
(2020) with as-delivered 185VR15 Pirelli Cinturato CA67 tires.
Complementing the exterior, the cabin's Tan Leather upholstery is
every bit as kempt. All leather and carpeting retain excellent
color, suppleness, fitment and weave throughout the cabin. The
painted dash has great color and finish, pairing well to the
revered 250 instruments. A correct and recently restored (2020)
U.S. delivery Blaupunkt Frankfurt radio adorns the center console.
A subtle modernized set of lap belts were installed during
restoration, but these can easily be replaced if desired.
Both front and rear compartments present as expected. The engine
bay is nicely finished and quite largely correct overall, including
the finishes and auxiliary equipment - very near top concours level
with just a few minor corrections. While the trunk area is clean
and tidy with well-fitting carpets that retain good color and
weave. Underneath the carpets, all metal surfaces have a smooth and
consistent black painted finish to them. DZUS style fasteners and
black carpeting is trimmed below the matching spare Borrani wire
wheel. The underside of the car is very consistent with the quality
of restoration and the miles covered since completion. Excellent
finishes, tidy consistent condition and structurally sound as
delivered new. A correct style Ansa Exhaust system is fitted.
A 2020 inspection and scheduled service assures continued driven
enjoyment. The V-12 engine rumbles to life with ease and once up to
temperature settles into a smooth and consistent idle. The engine
makes good power and displays no flat spots or stumbles in
acceleration. The transmission shifts smoothly and holds power,
revving freely throughout the range of RPMs.
The Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 is an important vehicle in Ferrari's
history with a low number of surviving examples. Designed with
extended touring and frequent use in mind, they're quite
comfortable and peppy, with elegant good looks and will always
remain special to the marque.
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