Introduced at the Paris Auto Show in 1960, the 250 GTE was Ferrari’s first production 2+2. Based on the same 2,600-mm chassis of the 250 GT PF Coupé and Cabriolet models, the new GTE had enough space for two rear seats, thanks to the V-12 engine being moved 20 cm further towards the car’s nose. Such a model appealed to the marque’s less sporty customers, who still fancied a fast, comfortable and practical grand tourer. Pininfarina’s design was distinctively clean and elegant, perfectly suited for the discreet clientele Ferrari were targeting. With 954 examples produced in three series between 1960 and 1963, the 250 GTE was a major sales success for Ferrari.
RM Sotheby’s – PARIS 2018 – Offered on: Wednesday, February 7, 2018