The Crazy Quirks Of The 250 GT Lusso Define Ferrari's Golden Era

In one of Doug DeMuro's latest videos he reviews the 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, worth several million dollars, and unearths some bizarre design quirks

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Doug DeMuro isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Some people would rather crawl naked through a mountain of cheese graters than watch one of his videos. He does gain impressive access to some beautiful cars, though, and we regularly bring you his content. Most recently it was all about a Spyker C8.

For this video our questionably-dressed American reviewer is in Dubai. His steed is a $3 million Ferrari 250 GT Lusso. When new – and this one still looks pretty immaculate – the 3.0-litre V12 under the long bonnet made around 240bhp. With just over a tonne to push along, it was pretty nippy.

The Crazy Quirks Of The 250 GT Lusso Define Ferrari's Golden Era - Retro and Classics

As always, Doug picks out a few of his favourite quirks. A beautifully Italian touch is that the fuel filler cap is inside the boot, to avoid spoiling any of the Lusso’s perfect panels. Only the Italians would do such a thing, and even then only back in Ferrari’s golden age.

It gets even weirder up front, with a washer fluid bag. In the video it looks like a catheter bag stuck to the inside of the front wing. It was apparently common practice in Ferraris of the era, which makes absolutely no difference to the fact that it was, and still is, a rubbish idea.

Check out the rest of the video for more oddball features on one of the loveliest cars ever made.