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Lot 159

1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso by Scaglietti

  • Chassis no. 5681 GT
  • Engine no. 5681 GT

Sold for $1,606,500

Documents: Italian Libretto

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  • Formerly of the Aldo Cudone collection
  • The 306th example of 350 examples produced
  • Finished in highly compelling dark brown over beige
  • Matching numbers throughout

According to factory records, this 250 GT/L was completed by Ferrari on 10 June 1964 and was finished in Grigio Argento (18940 M) over Nero (VM 8500). As the 306th of only 350 examples built, it was destined for France and delivered to Franco-Britannic Autos SA of Paris. It was then sold and registered to its first owner, Mr Mignaval, shortly thereafter. It remained in France until June 1980, when it was imported to Italy.

Chassis 5681 GT was registered immediately after its importation to Giuseppe Medici’s company, Medici S.p.A., in Reggio Emilia. It only remained in his ownership for a short period of time and by the following year, the Lusso was noted as being re-registered in Padua under the ownership of the great Ferrari enthusiast Aldo Cudone. The Ferrari was then finished in dark brown by Bachelli & Villa with a tan leather interior by Luppi—a livery that Aldo Cudone specifically selected because his father had owned a Lusso in the same colour combination whilst he was growing up. The car was seen at Ferrari’s 50th anniversary festivities in Rome and Maranello in May of 1997. The Lusso was acquired by its current Italian owner in 1999 after Aldo Cudone passed away. Still finished in dark brown over beige, a strikingly elegant colour combination, the GT/L presents quite nicely throughout and is accompanied by a car cover and tool roll.

Considered by many to be the most attractive model of the 250-series of Ferraris, the Lusso is just as wonderful to look at as it is to drive. Capable of crossing large tracts of land at high speed while cosseting its driver and passenger in ultimate comfort, the Lusso is a grand tourer par excellence and a wonderful automobile by all accounts. Thanks in part to its highly compelling colour, 5681 GT stands out from the rest as a remarkable example of the vaunted 250 Ferrari.

• In passato parte della collezione di Aldo Cudone
• L'esemplare numero 306 dei 350 prodotti
• Finito nel piacevolissimo marrone scuro su interni beige
• Completamente “matching number”

Secondo quanto riportato dall’archivio della fabbrica, questa 250 GT / L è stata completata dalla Ferrari il 10 giugno 1964, nella combinazione cromatica di Grigio Argento (18940 M) su Nero (VM 8500). Vettura numero 306 delle sole 350 costruite, destinata alla Francia e consegnata alla Franco-Britannic Autos SA di Parigi, è stata poco dopo venduta ed intestata al suo primo proprietario, il signor Mignaval. E 'rimasta in Francia fino al Giugno del 1980, quando è stata importata in Italia.

La vettura con numero di telaio 5681 GT è stata, subito dopo la sua importazione in Italia, intestata alla società Medici S.p.A. di Reggio Emilia, di Giuseppe Medici. Rimasta sua solo per un breve lasso di tempo, già l’anno successivo la Lusso era stata immatricolata nella provincia di Padova, divenuta proprietà del grande appassionato di Ferrari Aldo Cudone. La Ferrari è stata poi riverniciata in marrone scuro dalla Bachelli & Villa, mentre gli interni in pelle marrone sono stati realizzati da Luppi. Questa combinazione cromatica è stata scelta appositamente dallo stesso Aldo Cudone, perché, quando era ancora un ragazzo, suo padre aveva posseduto una Lusso nella stessa combinazione di colori. La vettura è stata poi usata per i festeggiamenti del 50° anniversario della Ferrari a Roma e Maranello, nel Maggio del 1997. La Lusso è stata acquistata dal suo attuale proprietario, italiano, nel 1999, poco dopo la scomparsa di Aldo Cudone. Rimasta sin da allora verniciata in marrone scuro con interni beige, una combinazione di colori straordinariamente elegante, la GT / L si presenta ancora bene ed è venduta con il suo kit attrezzi ed il telo copri auto.

Considerato da molti come il modello più interessante della serie 250 di Ferrari, la Lusso è una vettura meravigliosa, sia da guardare sia da guidare. Perfetta per coprire grandi distanze in poco tempo, mantenendo sempre un elevato livello di comfort per gli occupanti, la 250 Lusso è la granturismo per eccellenza e, a detta di tutti, una meravigliosa automobile. In parte anche grazie alla sua interessante combinazione cromatica, la 5681 GT spicca sulle altre come notevole esempio di una delle Ferrari 250 più decantate.

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