1961 Ferrari 250 GT California
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It is just 32 of just 55 Short Wheelbase California Spyders built. It was shipped by Ferrari to Luigi Chinetti Motors for the Ferrari display stand at the 1962 New York Auto Show. After the show, it was shipped to Ferrari Representatives of California and sold to the original owner. The car remained in California and was purchased by Charles Betz in 1973, who kept the car in storage until commencing a meticulous restoration in 2002. This particular California Spyder came from the factory with the desirable covered headlights and leather on nearly every interior surface, most likely due to its New York Show car status. The current owner purchased the car from Charles Betz in 2008.
In 2004 it was entered into the FCA International Concours in Monterey where it was entered by Charles Betz and Fred Peters. It was awarded a Silver award.
By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2010
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