There is simply no denying that when you look at a Ferrari it exudes a cocktail of history, flair and passion for automotive brilliance that began more than 60 years ago. This could be just one, of the many reasons why Ferrari’s are among the most sought-after cars in the World.
Though there remain a handful of well-preserved vintage cars in Pakistan today, coming across a vintage Ferrari in a country that doesn’t offer a welcome environment for exotic automobiles seemed virtually unthinkable!
But according to the latest reports, Pakistan is home to a jaw-droppingly beautiful 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, which has been preserved in its original form for the last 50 years.
The 250 Lusso is one the greatest Ferrari’s ever made, and there’s a strong reason for that. Apart from the drop-dead gorgeous looks, the 2.9 liter V-12 engine produces a staggering 240hp. This particular Ferrari also boasts the ‘GT’ badge. It was the last of the 250 series – a direct descendant of the iconic 250 GTO racecar, officially the world’s most expensive car. The 250 GT Lusso was said to be one of the most beautifully proportioned Ferrari’s ever designed by Pininfarina since it was unveiled at the Lusso Paris Auto Show in 1962.
The car pictured above was bought brand new in Italy and then shipped to Pakistan in 1964, where it was stowed away safe and sound by the Zehri family. Though the car survived in its original form, the interior needs work, the engine is weary and the beautiful ‘Rosso Corsa’ paint has since begun to fade. One of the few Ferrari’s in the world to stay with the same family for 50 years, and with only 26,000 km on the clock, it is one of least driven vintage Ferrari’s still around today. Most recently the automotive work of art was sent to a Marque to be fully-restored and auctioned.
This Ferrari 250 GT Lusso is one of the greatest finds in Pakistan’s automotive history. The exemplary automobile is set to go under the hammer on August 15th, and it is expected will fetch between $1.5-1.8 million.