250 GT Lusso would be Ferrari’s swan song for the iconic 250 series, the design was penned by Pininfarina, shaped by Scaglietti and powered by the godlike Colombo V12. Although it was never intended as a race car it was entered into the Targa Florio and the Tour de France in 1964 and ’65 respectively by privateer owners, the Lusso benefitted greatly from the evolutionary advances of the 250 series and as a result, it had a suspension arrangement basically identical to the Ferrari 250 GTO.
Both Steve McQueen and Eric Clapton both ordered new 250 GT Lussos directly from Maranello, further cementing the car’s icon status. The press reviews of the Lusso were almost breathless in their unabashed praise for the new Ferrari, Car and Driver said “Its proportions approach perfection”, Automobile Revue called it “the most beautiful car in the world” and Road and Track called it “Ferrari’s most beautiful car” – high praise indeed.
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