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1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder

£1,917

car description

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder s/n 1425 GT, engine number 1425 GT, numero interno 544D Red with Black Interior Simply put, the California Spyder is one of the most iconic, desirable, and stunning Ferraris ever produced. A more sporting alternative to the elegant PF Cabriolet, the California owes its existence to Ferrari’s two U.S. distributors, Johnny von Neumann and Luigi Chinetti. They advocated for a more compact and sporting open variant of the 250 powered by the most potent 3.0 liter street-oriented V12 Ferrari made. The result was essentially an open version of the 250 Tour de France, and indeed California Spyders were successfully driven competitively, including a fifth overall at the 1959 Le Mans race by Chinetti’s North American Racing Team, as well as a GT class win at the 1959 12 Hours of Sebring. Like the Tour de France from which it was derived, the California Spyder evolved continuously and was offered with both open and covered headlamps. By mid 1958, the cars had been mechanically refined to include reinforced connecting rods and crankshaft, revised cylinder heads with new valves, larger intake manifolds, and the new type 508D chassis, which retained the

Accessories

left-hand-drive 1959 ferrari 250 gt long-wheel-base california spyder red black-leather i-drive leather manual restored sat-nav short-wheel-base tracker v12 italian fast rwd supercar petrol black-interior 2wd dark-interior

key Facts

  • Ad ID
    28323
  • Ad type
    For sale
  • Category
    Ferrari > 250
  • Year
    1959
  • Mileage
    53556 mi

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1145 Park Avenue
Emeryville, 94608, California
United States

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