Need something from the ’60s with some style for a character that’s not the DB-5? We’ve got you covered with one of the more popular cars with the film and political stars of the period (Steve McQueen and Eric Clapton owned them) — the Ferrari GT250 Lusso.

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The Ferrari 250 GT California was already a huge success and the Lusso was the last of the 250 models, produced only for 18 months. It is a two-seater GT car with a 3 litre “Colombo” V12 making 250 horsepower and 266 ft-lbs. of torque run through a four-seed manual transmission. Under heavy acceleration, the motor tends to smoke impressively. Steering and suspension were good, but the brakes were…adequate at best.

The engine on the Lusso was positioned a bit further forward than in previous 250s and made for a very spacious cabin, and boot (complete with quilted leather luggage shelf.)

PM: +2   RED: 3   CRUS: 75   MAX: 150   RNG: 220   FCE: 2   STR: 6   COST: £3000 (in 1964), $2 mil (2015)

GM Information: The Lusso suffers a -1EF to Double Back maneuvers and Safety rolls from that maneuver due to shoddy brakes.

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