Saturday, January 6, 2018

250 GT California Spyder

Ferrari made some 106 California Spiders in the late Fifties and early Sixties, with 56 of them on the short-wheelbase chassis. Of those 56, just 37 were finished with the ‘covered headlights’.

In 1960 Scaglietti revealed the 250 GT California Spyder SWB. Designed for export to the US and like the 250 GT Berlinetta SWB on which it was based, the revised Spyder received disc brakes and a 276 hp version of the three-litre V12.
  'Barn Find' 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider. Price: $18.5m.There were two distinct series: the ‘LWB’ (long wheelbase) between 1958 and 1960, and the ‘SWB’ (short wheelbase) from 1960 to 1962. A removable hard-top was available for both series. Some examples featured competition engines and aluminum bodywork to race at Le Mans and Sebring. These Spyder Competiziones tied all California Spyders to a sporting pedigree.
1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione $17.99m