This car, Lot 69, sold for $17,160,000, including buyers premium, at Gooding & Companys Amelia Island, FL, auction on March 11, 2016. Apart from the French Riviera and Hollywood, however, the California Spyders were also mainstays on racetracks around the world, as privateer teams and customers soon saw the competition potential of these open top Ferraris. Coachwork by . Nardi wood steering wheel. 512BB. CLASSIC.COM is a trademark of CLASSIC.COM Inc. CLASSIC.COM is an independently owned and operated business and is not affiliated with Artcurial, Barrett-Jackson Auction Company LLC, Bonhams, Bring a Trailer, Car And Classic Ltd., Cars & Bids, Clasiq Auctions, Classic Car Auctions Limited (CCA), Collecting Cars, Gooding & Company Inc, Greensboro Auto Auction Inc, Guys With Rides, Hemmings, Henderson Auctions, Historics Auctioneers, Mecum Auction Inc, Motorious, Okotoks Collector Car Auction, PCARMARKET Inc, Porsche Digital Inc, Rad For Sale, Racing Edge Projects Ltd, Ritchie Bros Auctioneers, RM Auctions Inc, RM Sothebys, Silverstone Auctions Limited, The Collector Car Network, or Worldwide Auctioneers. The first owner was Fredy Damman. 1961 Ferrari Modena 250 GT California Spyder (1 of 32 Made) Sonora, California, United States. Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with well over a million monthly readers from around the world and many hundreds of thousands of followers on social media. The owner has had it for 1 year. Other mechanical updates included a switch from an inside- to an outside-plug engine and a switch from drum to disc brakes. 512TR. 1055 GT Engine No. You want to buy a Ferrari 250 classic car? Interestingly it would be one of these SWB cars that would feature as the main non-human character in the 1986 comedy film Ferris Buellers Day Off. Ferrari 250 GT California Spider SWB (1960 to 1962) CMB $18,045,000 FOLLOW MARKET In 1960, Ferrari revealed the 250 GT California Spider SWB, its body pulled more tautly over this updated chassis as compared to the previous LWB version. V-8. Many extraordinary Ferrari bodies have been built by Scaglietti over the years, but the California Spider is undeniably one of the most beautiful. Scenes, where the car is depicted being driven or damaged, are portrayed by replicas, but the real thing was used to up-close tight shots. More Ferrari classic cars for sale. In 1960 the new short wheelbase version of the car appeared, it was called the Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider and the earlier car was retroactively named the Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider. The addition of a gem of a three-liter V12 under the hood, and was a combination bound to excite the west coat American elite it was targeted at. The exquisite lines of this beautiful all aluminium body were commissioned in . Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder SWB. Si vous ne souhaitez pas que nos partenaires et nousmmes utilisions des cookies et vos donnes personnelles pour ces motifs supplmentaires, cliquez sur Refuser tout. Track recent comps for the classic or exotic cars you own - or the cars you want. Spotters will notice a lower bodyline on SWB Californias compared with the LWB. Articles that Ben has written have been covered onCNN, Popular Mechanics, Smithsonian Magazine,Road & Track Magazine,the official Pinterest blog, theofficialeBay Motorsblog, BuzzFeed, Autoweek Magazine, Wired Magazine, Autoblog, Gear Patrol, Jalopnik, The Verge, and many more. Ask our Subscription Coordinator by submitting your question to our help desk! This is Enzo Ferrari at Monza in 1967, by this time Scuderia Ferrari were well-established as one of the most successful race and high-performance road car manufacturers. Rock stars, Hollywood actors, and eccentric millionaire business tycoons all loved soaking up the California sun in this two-seater drop-top. 360 Modena. Engine. Ferrari updates are evolutionary, and noted updates do not necessarily coincide exactly with the wheelbase switch. A serious debate continues on whether 2935GT should be preserved or restored. Every issue of Sports Car Market magazine is packed with entertaining, exclusive information that will help you stay on top of the entire collector car market. USD 1 434 189 1962 Ferrari 250 - Ferrari 250 GT 2+2 USD 438 690 1961 Ferrari 250 - GT Cabriolet Pininfarina Serie II P.O.R. Mathieu Heurtault, courtesy of Gooding & Company. Beautiful leather documents case and Italian made leather accents. 1962; Coupe; 99; miles3.0L; Petrol; 3; owners. Stylish Deist racing shoulder harnesses and seat belts. Title. As one of only about 37 covered headlamp examples, it is, unquestionably, one of the most desirable open top GT cars ever made and is equally as rare as its mighty sibling, the 250 GTO. The SWB California addressed some of the issues of the early version. Ferraris leading United States dealers, Luigi Chinetti and John von Neumann, impressed upon the factory the need for a simple, dual-purpose 250 GT spider a car that could be used to commute during the week and then raced with success on the weekend. Sometimes known as the GTL, GT/L or just Lusso, it is larger and more luxurious than the 250 GT Berlinetta SWB even though it used the same 2,400 mm chassis. Ferrari 250 GT California Spider LWB 1958 to 1959 CMB $7,925,000 0 For sale Ferrari 250 GT Coup Pinin Farina 1958 to 1960 CMB $485,523 2 For sale Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Pinin Farina Series II 1959 to 1962 CMB $1,365,782 0 For sale Ferrari 250 GT/E 2+2 1959 to 1963 CMB $344,784 0 For sale Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB 1959 to 1963 CMB $8,517,649 $734,995 Dealership CC-1486992 1962 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder SWB 1962 Ferrari 250GT California Spyder, Red with Tan Interior, Total Restoration, Rebodied Vehicle is . 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Coup Series II by Pinin Farina. 360 Spider. EXPERTISE MARKETING PEACE OF MIND We know the market so you don't have to. Sign up for a free weekly insider's report on the collector car market and get a free gift. Sell your car with a CLASSIC.COM Pro. $18,045,000. Chassis 2871GT is among the most desirable California Spyders; it is an SWB version featuring the highly attractive covered-headlight treatment that Scaglietti applied to just 37 examples. , (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Company.). 600. As with all other road cars, the California Spyders design was based on the experience gained from the Scuderias sports and Grand Prix racing efforts. Bid for the chance to own a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Rebody at auction with Bring a Trailer, the home of the best vintage and classic cars online. 2377 GT, through Swaters, which was then purchased in 1964 by James Coburn and sold in 2008 at RM Auctions Ferrari Leggenda e Passione auction event. Indeed, the same owner of 2871GT also bought a 250 SWB berlinetta not long ago. In Hollywood, a number of leading actors owned Ferraris, including such famed actors as Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood, and James Coburn. Ferrari 250GT stainless steel hand made bumpers and overriders. Ferris Bueller Replica Ferrari 250 GT Sells For More Than You'd Expect, Less Than a Real One | Auctions Ferris Bueller Replica Ferrari 250 GT Sells For More Than You'd Expect, Less. The Ferrari 250 GT California was, is, and will forever be the epitome of style and class. A link to reset your password has been sent to your email address. When the rare drag strip facility pops up for sale, prices are typically exponentially high, but this track located in Rogersville, Tennessee may fall under a more . 312 P. 328. 250 GT. Importantly the car is Ferrari Classiche certified to retain its numbers-matching engine, gearbox, and rear axle and it was restored in 2012 by marque specialists. Ferrari 250 GT/E 2+2 . V12 Jaguar 5.3L rebuilt and modified for this car. Stunning leather wrapped Becker Europa radio center console with chrome accents. In 1959, Ferrari introduced a short wheelbase 250 GT Berlinetta that offered quicker, more responsive handling, followed a year later by its California Spyder variant, introduced at Geneva in 1960. It also happens to be the Ferrari . Both uncovered and covered headlight versions were built, and this car is one of the earlier long wheelbase versions, with the short wheelbase vehicle first appearing in 1960. Scaglietti. Sell your car with a, 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider, 1962 Ferrari 250 California SWB Spider by Scaglietti, 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider, 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider, 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider by Scaglietti, 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder, Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta "Tour de France", Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Pinin Farina Series I, Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Pinin Farina Series II. Enter the email address associated with your rmsothebys.com account. California Spyders achieved a remarkable degree of success in racing, including a 5th-place finish at Le Mans, a class win at Sebring, and many victories in SCCA B-production events. He then piloted a Ferrari to another World Championship the following year, showing the world in no uncertain fashion that the new Italian automaker was no flash in the pan. It was true icons like the early 1960s 250 GT California that cemented the Ferrari name as one for the elites and jet setters of society. The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider clearly defined this trend with a spirited round of bidding until the hammer dropped with a realized price of $17,160,000, setting the single lot. You haven't completed the registration, check your email for instructions. This combination of chassis and powertrain held much promise, but it still needed a body. This article was written by Silodrome contributor Harry Fisher. 512BBI. Ferrari 250 cars for sale . American driver Richie Ginther co-drove with Howard Hively in a LWB version to win the GT Class at the 1959 12 Hours of Sebring. It was sold new in March 1962, through official importer Jacques Swaters Garage Francorchamps SA, of Brussels, Belgium. Fastidiously maintained 2012 restoration by marque specialists. 250. In total 106 250 GT California Spiders were built, including both LWB and SWB cars, and today theyre among the most collectible and valuable classic cars in the world with valuations stretching into the eight figures. Your CA Privacy Rights (Shine the Light) The concept was approved at the highest level and sent off to Sergio Scaglietti, who took the idea and made it a reality. Today these original hardtops are much sought after and they can sell for more than the price of a nice car. The company developed at an astounding pace, they won their first Grand Prix in 1951 with Jos Froiln Gonzlez at the wheel, and then won their first World Championship a year later in 1952 thanks to the driving efforts of Alberto Ascari. Artcurials 2015 sale of the Baillon barn find SWB California was the highest known sale of a California. He has been a self-proclaimed one-trick pony, coveting the Ferrari marque. Thanks to Ferrari's reputation in motor sports, and the work of importer Luigi Chinetti, the United States became an important market. Hemmings Motor News has been serving the classic car hobby since 1954. . The Ferrari 250 GT California Spider was designed specifically to meet the demands of the US market, California in particular. It was built from the ground-up using 95% new parts. The California Spider has always been a car for the more well-heeled however this has been amplified in recent years with values climbing above $10 million USD. Fashion designer Ralph Lauren's owned his 250 California for decades, it currently resides on the property of his 20 million dollar waterfront home in Long Island, New York. In late 1957, just as production of Pininfarinas Series I cabriolet was getting under way, Ferrari was in the process of developing a new open 250 GT variant for the booming North American market. A: The Ferrari 250 GT California Spider SWB was sold for model years 1960 to 1962.