1961 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Coupe
In 1960, a very special Ferrari took to the field at the 24 Hours of Le Mans — not as a race car, but as the marshall's car. It was the 250 GTE 2+2, the first production four-seat Ferrari. The 250 GTE marked a watershed moment for the Italian icon, as their road cars began to take a bigger emphasis, helping both the bottom line and public recognition. A stretched and widened version of the 250 frame wore elegant coachwork by Pininfarina, and the legendary Colombo V12 was under the hood. This made a car that could comfortably fit four people capable of 150 MPH — an outrageous number for the day. The 1961 250 GTE here has gone from its native Italy to the US, and finally to the UK where it resides today. A bare metal restoration was performed along with a two-year rebuild of the V12. The paint and eyecatching red leather interior are exactly how the car left Maranello and make this a beautiful example of an important Ferrari milestone.