Written by Bernard Martin
Hahn & Vorbach Associates recently completed a ground up restoration of this 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso. Regarded as one of the most beautiful Ferrari's of its time, the 250 GT Lusso's Pininfarina design and V12 power makes a statement all its own. Featuring a double wishbone front suspension and live axle rear end all tied to a tubular frame, the steel bodied Lusso was virtually identical to its aluminum bodied racing cousin. Only 350 of these cars were made and it's making it's way to the Cortile in 2013 for it's first showing since restoration.
Chassis # 5165 Engine# 168
Restored by: Hahn and Vorbach Auto Restoration – Harmony, PA
Painted a beautiful “Azzurro Metallic” blue and featuring chrome Borani wheels and a black leather interior, this 1963 Ferrari 250GT Lusso is nearing completion of a full, ground-up, every nut and bolt restoration. One of 350 examples built between January 1963 and August 1964. Equipped with the 245 horsepower 3.0 liter v-12 engine and mated to a 4 speed transmission, the car will do 0 to 60 mph in 8.0 seconds (which was quite impressive in its day).
Designed by Pinninfarina and built by Scaglietti, the 250GT Lusso was the last of the 250 series cars offered by Ferrari.
The body/frame of this car have been alkaline dipped to remove all rust and corrosion. Extensive bodywork followed to repair any damage and new aluminum door skins were fabricated to replace the original ones that had deteriorated.
The engine, drivetrain and suspension have been completely rebuilt. The gauges have been rebuilt and a new carpet and interior installed. The final major component to be installed will be the distinctive eggcrate grille and then the car will undergo final testing and tuning before final delivery.
This beauty will make it's first judged appearance at the Cortile 2013
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