With an extra pair of seats, and more focus on comfort, the 250 GTE was Ferrari's first grand tourer
Built with the clear intention of taking a slice of the premium four-seater market, this was Ferrari’s first production 2+2. It was powered by the same 3.0-litre V12 used in the 250 Coupes, but moved forward eight inches in the chassis to help create interior space without making the car look too long. The GTE’s success is evident in the 955 examples sold over three years. The collectors’ market, of course, tends not to appreciate big numbers like that – or Ferrari’s with extra seats – but values of the best examples have been climbing steadily recently.