Journal: The Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Visualized

The Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Visualized

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
April 22, 2013
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In conjunction with our latest video featuring a Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, and to share some more information about the beautiful car’s history, we’ve created a graphic that is full of all kinds of interesting tidbits about the car. For instance, did you know that due to the bespoke nature of the Lusso, weight varied by as much as 700 pounds depending on specification? 

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Rip Curl
Rip Curl

Nice round up but I think the actual retail price is closer to a millon today.

Richard Love
Richard Love

The Lusso I had in the early 70’s had alloy hood and trunk. Possibly doors as well. After I sold it it was destroyed in a garage fire. I got to see the remains…alloy hood melted right down into the carbs. A couple of years lated some jerk called to tell me he had purchased the body and was planning on installing an Olds engine in it. I hung up on him.

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange

Sad to hear a great car get totalled. My Daytona also has ally bonnet (Hood) and boot (trunk) lid. The fully aluminium cars used a lighter guage ally that dents incredibly easily. Story I heard from a former owner only discovered his 275GTB was alloy was when he phoned up the Ferrari dealer to complain as why his car dented so easily. It turned out his car was alloy even though he has not ordered in in alloy!

SleevieB
SleevieB

Is it a combination of a lot of small options that add the 700 lbs or a few big ticket options? I cant imagine anything adding that much weight other than back seats and leather. Did these even come with moonroofs?

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange

In the sixties Ferraris could be ordered with lightweight alloy bodies rather than the usual steel ones which saved a huge amount of weight. This was mainly for racing but some buyers ordered alloy street cars. I’ve never heard of an alloy bodied Lusso though, although that’s not to say there isn’t one or that it wasn’t offered as an option that was never taken up.

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange

Let me know where you can buy a Ferrari 250 Lusso for $500,000 and I’ll be right there. Decent examples are probably double that at the moment. 😉

Josh Clason
Josh Clason

This probably should be prefaced with the “past few years” on average. I saw one last year in decent condition go for around 800k.

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