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Delivered new to the US – since early 2000s in Europe
One of approximately 17 Lussos originally delivered in black
Today presented in 1960s rosso Pininfarina with black leather interior
1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso – #5217GT
Chassis number 5217GT is a beautiful and well-preserved Ferrari 250 GT Lusso in long-term ownership in Germany. The early history of the Lusso from 1976 onwards is fully known. It has presumably been delivered to the US when new and has stayed in the United States until 2003 when it was sold to the previous owner Karl-Gustav Diederichs in Germany by Uwe Meissner of Modena Motorsport.
Mr. Diederichs commissioned Modena Motorsport in Langenfeld, Germany to undertake a comprehensive restoration for the total costs of 110.000 € in 2005. Mr. Diederichs also decided to change the original black paint to a 1960s rosso Pininfarina. The interior had already been changed from red to black in the US. Modena Motorsport carefully restored all worn out parts, such as the dashboard cover, the door panels, the headliner, the mid-tunnel trim, the floor carpeting and the boot lining.
After the restoration Mr. Diederichs kept the Lusso for another five years, until he sold the Ferrari to the current German owner. Although the restoration is already 15 years old, the car still presents itself in a very well-preserved state. The Lusso has been carefully looked after by the current owner and it runs and drives incredibly well.