Ok, so we’re looking here at prospective new record vehicle – since we’re talking about a drop-dead gorgeous 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider.
The model wile b the icing on the cake at RM Sotheby’s upcoming Monterey auction scheduled in August. This is unit 11 out of just 50 examples of the LWB California Spider series, and the model is a Ferrari Classiche certified – also an award winner, holder of Emeritus Cup at this year’s Cavallino Classic. Chassis number 1055 GT made its way out of the production line back in November 1958 and was sent to New York – then Luigi Chinetti Motors sent it off on its merry way to Fawcett Motors in Texas where it found its first owner. Another Texan took possession of it two years later and the model also took part in the Osceloa Grand Prix in Geneva, Florida on January 7 1962.
Since it’s a venerable car, in the ensuing years the Ferrari had numerous owners – the guys running FAF Motorcars restored it and turned the paint red. The model spent the period between late 1992 and January 1994 in the garage for a more thorough, complete restoration – while the engine was rebuilt in 1998. The current owner has it since 2014 and had its shade back to the classic of the period dark blue, with the cabin reupholstered in light blue leather.