1962 Ferrari 250 GTE

1962 Ferrari 250 GT/E 2+2 Series II
Coachwork By PininFarina

Chassis No. 3739
Engine No. 3739

Desirable Series II GTE, 1 of 954 Total Production Examples

Powered by its Numbers Matching Engine, Gearbox & Transaxle as verified by Factory and Marcel Massini report.

Rarely Seen High Quality 7 Year Rotisserie Restoration Performed

From 30 Years of Single Ownership & Care

Marcel Massini & Ferrari Market Letter History Reports

Offered with a Complete Toolkit, Owner's Manual Copy, Jack, Brochures & Emergency Equipment & Restoration Documents and Photo File.

Includes a File Folder Containing Restoration Invoices, Photos & Historical Documentation

Ideal Example for Spirited Drives, Concours Display and/or Vintage Touring

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.

Chassis #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 where it would reside under caring and enthusiast ownership for three decades.

The GTE's long-term and most recent caretaker, Mr. Jones of Englewood, Colorado acquired the Ferrari on October 11, 1988, with 48,033 recorded miles, It's said the car was in nice driver quality condition when purchased, though Mr. Jones 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. #3739 had previous body repairs so Mr. Jones opted and purchased another Series II body #064 in like new condition from Joe Marchetti's International Autos Limited of Chicago and replaced the body during the restoration. The restoration, a 7-year endeavor was completed to exceptional standards, with a photo and invoice documented file recording 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 laser straight and smooth with excellent gaps and fitment all around. The PininFarina body number “064” is found stamped on the hood, doors, trunk floor and inner fender wells. 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 remains consistent with the quality of restoration and the miles covered since completion.

A 2021 inspection and detailing assure 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 overdrive system engages properly. The transmission shifts smoothly and holds power, revving freely throughout the range of RPMs. In all it is an absolute joy to drive. Engine compression and leak down test are excellent with 185-200 PSI per cyliders and average of 5% leak down (report in gallery). We have recently tuned and tested the car with over 200 miles since tuning.
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