Monday, April 10, 2017

Ferrari 250GT LWB California Spider Competizione

Considered by many to be among the most beautiful cars ever built, the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider represents one of only 50 examples made. The car was the first Ferrari created specifically for the North American market. Of the 50 California spyders produced on the long wheelbase chassis, only nine were equipped with lightweight aluminum alloy bodies and competition features.

The Ferrari California Spider is one of the most desirable Ferraris and sports cars in the world.
The engine is a 2,953 cc V-12 with three Weber carbs and a 9.8-to-1 compression ratio. It punches out 280hp at 7,000 rpm and 203 pound-feet of torque at 5,500 rpm.
This 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competizione, which ran at Le Mans in 1960, sold for $13,500,000 at the 2016 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach auction.

1960 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione