This 250 Lusso was originally built as a standard specification Lusso in March of 1963 making it the 16th car produced of this model. This car was originally grey metallic with a black interior and was delivered new to Luciano Pederzani of Bologna, who with his brother Gianfranco, owned Tecno, a builder of Formula F2 and F3 cars. The car was re-bodied around 1965 by Medardo Fantuzzi, who was designing the bodies for their Tecno race cars. Fantuzzi created a one-off treatment with more aerodynamic front end, faired in headlamps, and more pronounced rear spoiler. The color was changed to gold metallic at this time as well.
In 1966 the Pederzani brothers sold the car to someone in Venezuela. By summer of 1968 the car turned up in New York and was owned by Richard Trask. The car had a few more American owners during the 1970s, and the GTO style vents were added to the nose and fenders during this period by then owner Tom Meade. At that time the car was painted black.
Terry Kramer bought the car in 1977 and shipped it to Honolulu. The car went through Collier Thelian's hands in 1978 and was sold to Gerald O'Conner in 1979. He then put it in storage in 1981 where it remained for the next 24 years. It came out of storage in 2005 with a mileage of 64,864 km. Since then, the car has been restored and was later offered for sale by Fantasy Junction.
Today the car has a restamped engine to match the chassis number. The original internal engine number was 992/62, but is now 1704/62.
Sources: Mark Robinson, Marcel Massini & www.fantasyjunction.com
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