Patina monster/5: 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE

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“They are still out there,” a user of a forum to which I was subscribed (and occasionally I still attend) used to say. He said it ten years ago but it is clear that that statement is still valid.

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The proof is this 250 GTE first series found in exceptional conditions maintained by the last owner in the last 40 years: it seems that this is the first time since 1979 when the car is offered to the public: the blue California plate tells us that in the last few decades the car has lived in a dry climate, and this is clear.

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In addition to the exceptional conditions, for a 60-year-old car, the car also has a beautiful color: light blue is a fairly rare tint on this model (we don’t know if the color is original or not, but it would seem so); the color of the car seems very original, never abused and substantially dry: certainly an excellent candidate for the “preservation” class. Find it for sale at $265,000 here in Los Angeles, CA.

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