Cars We Sold

1963 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series III Serial Number 4585


Lead photograph of 1963 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series III Serial Number 4585

We are pleased to offer 1963 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series III s/n 4585, the 809th of 955 GTEs built and the last of the “affordable” 250 series Ferraris. A user-friendly Enzo-era Ferrari, 250 GTE s/n 4585 is an amazing survivor, finished in a very nice dark red on an excellent body with older but excellent patina black leather over red carpets. The Series III 250 GTEs feature the distinctive Cibie fog lights flared into the front lower body, one piece tail lights and the later, pressure cast cylinder heads with an improved valve angle and larger valves for more power. Has the original Cibie headlights and fog lights. In the Seattle area since the 1960s, 250 GTE s/n 4585 has a well-documented ownership history. Owned and restored by a wealthy and eccentric Spokane-based engineer in the 1980s. Little used since and in storage for much of the last decade before coming to us from an estate-sale.

250 GTE 2+2 Series III s/n 4585 has just completed a detailed pre-sale inspection by Symbolic Motors, San Diego, CA. The engine compartment was cleaned, the old fuel was drained and all fluids were flushed including new engine oil, new oil filters, new fuel filters, new gear oil, new coolant and gas. The cylinders were bore-scoped and inspected. The Webers were removed, rebuilt and re-installed with new carb kits and flexible fuel lines. A new battery and new heater hose were installed. The master cylinder, the booster and all four calipers were rebuilt plus a new brake light switch, new front and rear brake pads and new rubber brake hoses were installed and all four brake rotors were re-machined. The front wheel bearings were cleaned and re-packed. The brake rotor centers and calipers were painted. Four new track rod bushings, a new drive shaft U-joint and a new rubber donut, a new tie rod end and a new transmission rubber mount were fitted. The transmission was removed and re-installed with a rebuilt clutch disc, a new throw out bearing and a new rear main seal. The door handles came off and were polished. Five new Dunlop SP50 205 tires and tubes (including the spare) were installed and the Borrani wire wheels were polished and balanced. The rebuilt Webers are nicely synchronized and adjusted. Total invoices are $18,000. Copies of the inspection report, service invoices and Dunlop tire invoices on file by PDF. Ask for copies.

The ownership and recent service are well documented, the pre-sale inspection is completed and 250 GTE s/n 4585 is a joy to drive and ready to go. Nicely detailed cosmetics. The gearbox shifts smoothly, up and down, even when cold. The overdrive works well and shifts into and out of overdrive instantly and is complemented by new brakes and a suspension with everything working well. No smoke, minimal oil leak issues, great oil pressure. Fly in for a test drive, you will not be disappointed. Priced right at $279,950.

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