1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider sells for 12.5m GBP at auction image

A very rare example of the Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider has been recently sold at an auction for no less than 12.5 million GBP.

Do you remember the impressive barn found car collection? Well you should know that the classic cars spotted over there have started finding new owners and the most recent one, this hot Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider, made in 1961, was sold for 12.5 million GBP, during an auction. The amount is even more impressive if you think that this will need restoration but rumor has it that it has been previously owned by French actor Alain Delon, which might make it even pricier.

Besides the very rare 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider, the barn also had a 1956 Maserati A6G Gran Sport Frua, out of which only 3 have been made. You can find out more on the topic here. As a small reminder, the Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider has been produced in just 37 units and it was officially presented to the public back in 1960 in Geneva. The model was based on the 250 GT Berlinetta SWB and it received disc brakes and a 3-liter V12 engine under its hood, which was capable of producing a total of 276 HP (206 kW). The Ferrari 250 has been put together between 1953 and 1964 in a lot of versions, including the 225 S, 250 S, 250 MM, 250 Monza, 250 Testa Rossa, 250 GTO, 250 P and 250 LM, in the racing models alone.