1962 Ferrari Other 2+2 Series II
This 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE is one of 954 Pininfarina-bodied 2+2 coupes built during three years of production and is the 218th Series II car produced. Chassis 3739 was completed on July 27, 1962, and sold new through Luigi Chinetti Motors of New York. A refurbishment was carried out between 1990 and 1997, with work performed by T’S Sunrise and 3R Automotive of Englewood, Colorado. The refurbishment included replacement of the body with that of another Series II 250 GTE, a repaint in red, a refresh of the tan leather interior, and overhauls of the numbers-matching 3.0-liter Colombo V12 and four-speed manual transmission. Additional features include triple Weber carburetors, electric overdrive, Dunlop disc brakes, telescopic shock absorbers, Borrani wire wheels, and a refurbished Blaupunkt AM/FM radio.
This example left the factory finished in Blu Sera and was refinished in red prior to the 1980s. The body was replaced with that of another Series II car during the 1990s refurbishment, reportedly due to the discovery of previous repairs to the original body. The replacement body, Pininfarina number 68064, was sourced from Joe Marchetti’s International Autos Limited in Chicago and was stripped to bare metal before a repaint in red by 3R Automotive of Englewood, Colorado.
Chrome-plated Borrani RW3591 wire wheels are secured by three-eared knock-offs, and 185R15 Pirelli Cinturato CA67 tires were mounted on each corner, as well as on the matching spare, following the selling dealer’s acquisition. Four-wheel Dunlop disc brakes were standard on the 250 GTE.
The cabin is trimmed in tan leather over the seats, door panels, and center tunnel, with color-matched carpets covering the floors. Equipment includes tan lap belts for front occupants, metal-covered door speakers, and a Blaupunkt Frankfurt radio, the latter of which is said to have been refurbished before installation by the selling dealer.
The wood-rimmed steering wheel frames Veglia instrumentation including a 180-mph speedometer, an 8k-rpm tachometer, and an oil pressure gauge. Series II cars feature a quintet of instruments at the center of the body-color dash fascia, including a clock and gauges monitoring fuel level, oil temperature, coolant temperature, and amperage. The five-digit odometer shows 51k miles, about 300 of which were added by the selling dealer. The car is said to have been driven approximately 2,500 miles since the completion of the 1990s refurbishment.
The all-synchromesh four-speed manual transmission features Laycock de Normanville overdrive and is also said to have been rebuilt in the 1990s. Independent front suspension comprises unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, and telescopic dampers, while the rear suspension features a leaf-sprung live axle and coil-sprung shock absorbers.
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