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Ferrari 250 GT Coupe

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Item condition: Used

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Ending On: December 12, 2022 10:00 AM

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Item condition: Used

Auction Ends:

Ending On: December 12, 2022 10:00 AM

Timezone: UTC 0

SUMMARY

  • Europrestige
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Bianco-Grigio Argento
  • Rosso
  • Left hand drive
  • 110,000 miles (indicated)
  • 3% (minimum $300, maximum $3000)
  • Manual
  • V12 3.0L Tipo 125D 240bhp 3 Weber Carburetors
  • 1471GT
  • Trade

THE VEHICLE

One of the most iconic Ferrari’s to date with around 353 produced between 1958 – 1960, the Ferrari  250 GT Coupe Pininfarina is a car that every Ferrari enthusiast should own and pay homage to, as it is the initial production model that every future road going berlinetta produced by the company found inspiration from. 

This incredible example is a collectors dream and has rare pedigree:

  • previously owned by Ex-HRH Prince Bertil of Sweden
  • featured at the 39th IAA Frankfurt Auto Show
  • matching numbers
  • Massini report
  • recent repair to its original livery

WALK AROUND VIDEO

The iconic Ferrari 250 GT has been captured by Dan @Normalguysupercar with the team at Europrestige outlining every detail! A true work of Italian craftsmanship and work of art! Please watch the video to find out more about the history and refined ownership! 

SERVICE HISTORY

Offered by Euro Prestige Imports exclusively to The Garage Queen this is a 250GT Series 1 Coupe number 1471GT – arguably one of the most exciting examples of the model, both in terms of prominent ownership, show-car status and factory options. 

The 1471GT started life in May of 1959, when its bare chassis was sent to the Torino facility of Carrozzeria Pinin Farina, to be clothed in their elegant Coupe coachwork. 

The seventh to last of the first series 128D chassis, the 1471GT was factory equipped with four wheel disc brakes, and the offset-lever four-speed overdrive transmission. The craftsmen at Pinin Farina spent most of the summer building the coachwork for the new Ferrari, finishing it in an elegant two-tone livery of Grigio Argento on the top, and a Bianco lower half. 

A beautifully contrasting Rosso red was chosen for the interior.  The 1471GT was completed in October of 1959, and soon thereafter delivered to the official Ferrari importer and agency of Sweden, Tore Bjurstrom. 

Mr. Bjurstrom had big plans for the new Ferrari, and soon after taking delivery transported the 1471GT to Germany for display at the 1959 International German Auto Show – IAA in Frankfurt. After the show, 1471GT returned to Sweden, where HRH Prince Bertil, the Ferrari’s first owner, took delivery in late 1959. 

The Duke of Holland, Prince Bertil Gustaf Oskar Carl Eugén was 47 years old when he took delivery of his new Pinin Farina Coupe. A popular public figure in Scandinavia and throughout Europe, Bertil had a great passion for motorcars, and would own several Ferraris during his lifetime. 

In 1961, the 1471GT was sold on to Langdon ‘Bill’ Proctor, an American playboy residing in Switzerland. Mr. Proctor was known to rub shoulders with the Swiss elite, and surely felt right at home when arriving at exotic destinations in the silver and white Ferrari. 

The 1471GT was registered on Swiss canton Vaud license plate VD 106426, and used often as daily transport by Procter. In November 1964, the Ferrari returned to Maranello, where it was serviced and maintained at Ferrari’s factory Assistenza Clienti service center. 

BODYWORK & INTERIOR

The 250GT at some point in it’s ownership had it’s colour changed to silver, however around 2014 the documentation indicates the owner at the time began the restoration process, and returned the 250GT back to it’s original factory spec.  The car is now in the correct colour combination from when it was unveiled to the world at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1959.

The chrome on the car can be described as pristine and concourse, shiny well with no imperfections, however there is some minor rust under the carriage, which has been captured in the video for full transparency.

In addition the roof has some bubbles appearing in the paintwork, which can also be seen in the video.

The unmarked beautiful red interior has been brought back to showroom condition and is period correct by matching accordingly with the white and silver external paintwork.

Sitting inside this car you can quickly understand why this was owned by a Prince as it provides the ultimate Italian luxury feel.

Remarkably the original complete tool kit is still present with the car and provides a great inside to how technically minded the engineers and designers were at the time. 

WHEELS

All 4 wheels of this beautiful car are in immaculate condition and add to the character of a timeless classic. 

VERDICT

The Ferrari 250GT will forever be recognised as one of the most iconic cars in Automotive history. This example, although not quite concourse and requires some restoration to bring back to showroom condition, we believe it can be enjoyed and used as it is.

In our humble and unbiased opinion the unique ownership and story behind this car makes up for the slight imperfections in the bodywork, however under the right ownership this car can truly be transformed to concourse condition and epitomise the definition of a “Garage Queen”. 

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