1963 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series III
Chassis No. 4319
Engine No. 4319
Pininfarina Body No. 68438
Historically Significant as Ferrari's First Production 2+2
Desirable Series III LHD, European Version
Retains Original Matching Numbers Engine & Body Number Stamped
Offered with a Marcel Massini History Report
An Exciting "Garage Find", Out of Long-Term Storage
California Blue Plate GTE from over Three Decades of Single
Documentation Dossier Dating to 1970; Retains California Pink
Offered with Records, California Blue Plates, Tool Roll & Spare
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 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. Today, the 250 GTE 2+2
remains an elegant, well driving, and important piece of Ferrari's
742nd of a total of 954 units built (all 3 Series), 91st of the
Series III Cars
4319 GT was completed on March 12, 1963 in Grigio Argento over
Black Leather upholstery and sold new to its first owner, 21yr old
Anna Rosa Poloniato of Milan, Italy and registered on Italian
plates "MI 757485". The GTE would pass through a handful of
caretakers in the years immediately following, ultimately purchased
and exported by Cliff Folland of New York, NY in February 1970. The
250 was then airfreighted via TWA from Milan to New York on
February 27, 1970, in which the original Air Waybill remains on
file with the vehicle. 4319 was now wearing Red paintwork. The car
later made its way to Washington State in 1975 and later California
by the early 1980's. Today the GTE still wears its blue California
license plates (1APV876) and matching California "Pink Slip",
issued 6/19/1982. An accompanying dossier of records, receipts, and
invoices date to 1970 with its arrival in the States, along with a
detailed Marcel Massini History Report.
Recently uncovered from long-term storage, this Series III GTE now
displays 97,600 recorded kilometers, while displaying a
well-preserved older restoration. A summary written by Kevin Fiske,
a past caretaker whom purchased the GTE in 1977, describes his
commissioning of a thorough ground-up mechanical and cosmetic
restoration shortly following his acquisition. This older
restoration is what shows today and remains ideal as a 'driver's'
car, if coupled with a comprehensive mechanical inspection,
servicing, and undercarriage assessment prior to road use. Out of
long-term storage the GTE is not currently road worthy. We
recommend a thorough inspection and servicing of the fuel system
and consumables. Engine compression numbers read as follows: 150,
130, 120, 145, 135, 135, 155, 160, 145, 140, 145, 145psi.
The Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 is an important vehicle in Ferrari's
history with a low number of surviving examples. In the right
hands, 4319 will surely provide a great entry into vintage V12
Ferrari ownership or a wonderful addition to any growing
collection. Now available for worldwide purchase and delivery from
our Houston, Texas showroom.
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