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1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider

by Paul Strauss
1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spiderzoom in

Just 50 of this Italian two-seater were ever made, so its no wonder this incredible piece of automotive history is expected to fetch between $7 million and $9 million when it hits the auction block this coming January.

This particular specimen was the 11th to roll off the production line, and is in impeccable condition after a full restoration back in 1994. The Rosso Rubino (or as we like to call it – candy apple red) Ferrari roadster has a 222bhp Colombo V-12 engine, with triple Weber carbs, and a four-speed manual gearbox. The long wheelbase Spider not only could handle touring in the California hills, but was aplomb on the racetrack as well. In fact, one of them even won the GT division at the 12 Hours of Sebring back in 1959, and another took 5th overall in the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Granted, if you’re going to spend this kind of money on a car, it’s likely to be a museum showpiece, and not see much time on the road – which is a shame.

For those of you with really deep pockets, this 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider by Scaglietti is going up for auction on January 17, 2014 at RM Auction’s Scottsdale Arizona event.

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