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Ferrari 250 GT Ellena: A Pristine Example of Italian Automotive Design

The Ferrari 250 GT Ellena was a car model produced by Ferrari in the late 1950s. Only 50 Ferrari 250 GT Ellenas were built, Fewer than 40 of these cars are believed to survive today.

Carrozzeria Ellena created the Ferrari 250 GT Ellena. The coachbuilder gave the car a striking long-nosed "Ferrari look" to make it stand out. The vehicle was 66 inches wide and was constructed on a long-wheelbase chassis. The car is currently worth between $1.5 million and $2 million.

The 12-cylinder,'vee' type, 60-degree engine of the Ferrari 250 GT Ellena had a displacement of 2,953cc. The block and heads of the Colombo-designed engine were made of aluminum alloy, and the cylinder liners were cast iron. The engine produced between 220 and 260 horsepower depending on the tune.

The top speed of the Ferrari 250 GT Ellena was 157 mph. It had a 0-60 mph time of less than 6.0 seconds.

The restoration of this particular vehicle was completed in 2020 and it received Platinum at the Cavallino Classic, Excellence in Class and the Most Elegant Award at the Mar-a-Lago Concours, Best V12 Ferrari at the Concours in the Hills, was later displayed at the 2022 Pebble Beach Concours, and was given Best in Class at the Arizona Concours d'Elégance.

This vehicle, which is done in Azzurro Metallico over Red, is said to be the only one equipped as per its build sheet with vented racing brakes and a dual brake master cylinder pedal box from the factory. According to its Red Book Certification, it has an entirely original, numbers-matching engine, transmission, body, and chassis.

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