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Ferrari 250 GTL 4555GT

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  1. Bowzer

    Bowzer Formula Junior

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    There seems to be very scant information about Ferrari 250 GTL 4555GT, only that it was once in colour red which is not the colour it came out with from factory. Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
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  3. Marcel Massini

    Marcel Massini F1 World Champ
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    4555 GT is a well known Lusso, residing in beautiful Switzerland since Dcember 2018.
    Factory Certificate of Authenticity issued 23 APril 2014.
    Gunmetal with beige interior since the 2000's.
    Born Grigio Argento Italver with Nero VM 8500.
    Four owners in Italy till 1969, thereafter to USA, 1986 to Switzerland, then to Italy, then 1994 to Norway, and then to Germany and later to Switzerland.
    Last seen by me 11 September 2020.

    Marcel Massini

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  4. Caeruleus11

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  5. nschots

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    When you don´t know where a Ferrari is, it´s in Switzerland. :D
     
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  6. Bowzer

    Bowzer Formula Junior

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    Thank you Marcel.
     
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  8. Bowzer

    Bowzer Formula Junior

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    I have been shown a picture of this car in the 80's , having been told that the car also had 250GTO mechanical parts in , I wonder if this is correct and how this came about Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
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  9. Marcel Massini

    Marcel Massini F1 World Champ
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    Looks like this photo was taken at the customs station in Berne, Switzerland when in March 1986 the car came from USA to Switzerland and was sold to Swiss broker/dealer Ch. G. who then re-sold it to Emilian Auto SpA near Bologna, Italy.

    Marcel Massini
     
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  10. miurasv

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    Lussos had the Watts Linkage of the 250 GTO.
     
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  11. miurasv

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    Here is a picture (Barkaways copyright) of the live rear axle with Wattls Linkage of the 250 GT/L (#5469).

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  13. Spirit of Italy

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    Jan 3, 2015
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    This picture was taken by me late autumn in Oslo, Norway in 1997, shortly after the car was registered on Norwegian plates. Amazing how pictures travel around the world... lol
    Further work was done on the car that winter as it was in dire need of some TLC. That led to some interesting findings on the car suggesting it had been used at some point in its life for race or rally. That is history that would be very interesting to know.......

    Hans Sorensen
     
  14. Marcel Massini

    Marcel Massini F1 World Champ
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    Owner at that time (1997) was E. B. from Nesoya, a small island in the municipality Asker, Norway.
    He had bought her 1994 and kept her until late 2013. Plates were F 25062.

    Marcel Massini
     
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  15. Spirit of Italy

    Spirit of Italy Karting

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    That is correct. The car remained in Norway until 2005 when he decided to begin a LONG restoration process in europe, sadly he sold the car on completion in 2013 as you said. Was looking forward to its return, hopefully the new owners have enjoyed the completed result.

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  16. Spirit of Italy

    Spirit of Italy Karting

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    Indeed they do. However, inside the diff housing was one of these, NOT std issue on a Lusso.... There was a lot of head scratching when I asked for parts for this diff, it ended up with Colin Clarke to provide the correct parts to service the diff. Quoting Colin, "most commonly found on a GTO".

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  17. Ferrari_250tdf

    Ferrari_250tdf Formula Junior

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    I think the sliding block limited-slip diff was standard on the Lusso.
     

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