The 250 GT Lusso was designed by Pininfarina and bodied by Carrozzeria Scaglietti. It had a more spacious interior than the 250 GT, but it was still only a two-seater.
The car made its debut at the 1962 Paris Motor Show as a prototype with only minor changes being made in the production model. It was the last Ferrari with the Gioacchino Colombo 3.0-liter V12 engine and had horrible smoke issues at high acceleration.
The more spacious interior didn’t mean it was huge or a great fit for everyone. It was still tight and had fixed-position seatbacks with adjustable pedals to accommodate drivers of varying heights. The instrument panel was leather-covered and the three-spoke Nardi steering wheel featured wood and aluminum. These details helped make the interior feel a bit more special.
Despite not being designed for competition, the car made appearances at a few events in the mid 1960s including the Targa Florio and Tour de France. It had a top speed of 150 mph and a 0-62 mph time of eight seconds. Only 351 units were built before the Lusso was replaced by the Ferrari 275 GTB making it a highly collectible car today.