COACHWORK BY PININFARINA
CHASSIS NO. 5215GT
ENGINE NO. 5215GT
A Well-Documented, Restored Lusso
Authentic Matching-Numbers Example
A USA West Coast Car From New
Featured In Road & Track’s On Ferrari
Please Note That This Car Is Titled 1965.
The production run of the 250 GT Lusso amassed just 350 examples during its 18 month lifespan. This example, chassis number 5215GT was sent to the United States from the Ferrari factory in 1963. It was sent to Charles Rezzaghi Motors in San Francisco and later sold to a private owner, Thomas Pelandini, who lived nearby in Moraga. In 1980, the car was sold to another Bay Area enthusiast, Paul Uenaka of San Jose, California. It was sold a few years later to Joseph Galdi of Tucson, Arizona.
While in Galdi's care, the car was given a restoration with the work featured in Road & Track's On Ferrari which featured text by Ken Gross and photos from John Lamm. It was owned by Mr. Galdi until 2004, when it was sold to a collector in Woodside, California. This new owner kept the car for three years before selling it to its next owner, Vic Branstetter in Los Angeles. While in his care, the car received a class award at the Ferrari Club of America's Pacific Region Vintage Ferrari Concours at Concorso Italiano.