The Ferrari 250 series spawned the most expensive car ever auctioned: the 1963 250 GTO, serial number 4143 GT. Its record-setting $70 million sale and ultra-rare one-of-36 status make it unattainable most collectors, but classiccars.com has a Pininfarina-designed 1962 Ferrari 250 GT/E 2+2 Series II in excellent condition available now for just under $450,000.
Little is known about the origins of the retro, rear-wheel drive Prancing Horse. The chassis and engine numbers match (3729) and it was first sold new out of Chinetti Motors in 1962 before getting reacquired in 1988 with 48,033 miles on the odometer. Two years later, Colorado's T's Sunrise began a five-year, full frame-off restoration, including a rebuild of the 237-horsepower Colombo 3.0-liter V12 and four-speed manual transmission.
Since then, the vehicle has been driven just 2,500 miles, which explains why its glossy red paint coat, expertly upholstered tan leather interior and period-correct instrument panel are practically in factory condition.
While not nearly as rare as the 250 GTO, only about 1,000 examples of the 250 GTE were produced after the first prototype was built in 1959 before the similarly-styled 330 America replaced it at the end of 1963.
Classiccars.com has this 1962 Ferrari 250 GT/E 2+2 Series II listed for $445,500 with the original tools, jack, spare, and restoration documentation out of Pontiac, Michigan. Visit the company's website to contact the seller.