Sold for $18,553,009 (€16,288,000) at 2015 Artcurial
.This unrestored Ferrari 250 GT Spyder California was shown by the Ferrari importer Franco-Britannic Autos at the Paris Motor Show in 1961. During the second week of the show the Ferrari was bought by the actor Gerard Blain and then just six days after the Motor Show closed, he sold it to fellow thespian and French heart-throb Alain Delon who quickly took it to his home in Monaco. After many adventures with the car including a trip to California, Delon sold the car in 1965 and it passed through several owners until it was acquired by the now famous collector Jacques Baillon in November 1971. Baillon drove the Ferrari very little and like the majority of his cars, it was stored away, protected from the elements and bad weather.
|Gooding & Company Unveils Iconic 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider To Highlight Amelia Island Auction|
|The Quintessential Ferrari 250 GT with Limited Ownership from New and Cinematic History
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (February 12, 2016) – Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world's most significant and valuable collector cars, is privileged to announce the addition of a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider (estimate $15,000,000-$17,000,000) to be sold at the Amelia Island Auction on March 11, 2016. This highly coveted Ferrari is the 22nd SWB California...[Read more...]|
|Alpine Passion Through The Years At Retromobile|
|◾Retromobile set to play host to six classic Alpine models
◾The Alpine Vision show car will also be on display as a symbolic bridge between the brand's past and future
Groupe Renault is pleased to confirm Alpine's participation in the 42nd Retromobile at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre in Paris.
Just days away from the global unveil of the brand's eagerly-anticipated new sports car that will go on sale this year, Alpine aficionados and car connoisseurs alike will have the opport...[Read more...]|
|FIAT 124 SPIDER CELEBRATES ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY|
|3 November 1966 – 3 November 2016: the iconic Fiat convertible turns 50. It crossed decisive decades of the past century with a touch of elegance and sportiness to present day. It was California Dreamin' back in 1966, and not by chance the model's exciting new evolution was presented in Los Angeles in 2015. Today, its style embodies the timeless beauty of its predecessor while remaining true to its real self and is setting out to fascinate a new generation of fans.
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|One Off 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 'Shark Nose' to Cross the Block at Russo and Steele's 2016 Arizona Auction Event|
|Scottsdale, Arizona (December 1st, 2015) – Combining avant-garde Pininfarina styling with outstanding V-12 performance, Ferrari's 330 GT 2+2 was a comfortable 2+2 model and while following in the footsteps of the prior 250 GTE 2+2, the 330 GT 2+2 upped the ante on performance and set new standards for comfortable, high-speed motoring pleasure for up to four with its 50-millimeter wheelbase extension. While clearly an elegant and sophisticated road car, the taut Pininfarina-styled 330 GT 2...[Read more...]|
|Celebrity Owned 1963 Ferrari 250GT Lusso Set to Take Center Stage at Russo and Steele Monterey 2015!|
|Scottsdale, Arizona (April 15, 2015) – By the early 1960s, Ferrari's racing and street cars began to diverge in basic essence, with the Scuderia's competition cars quickly becoming more specialized and the road cars reflecting the growing demand among Ferrari buyers for more comfort and luxury. Debuted at Paris in 1962, the Grand Touring-oriented 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso of 1963-64 was quite similar in appearance to the outgoing 250 GT SWB (short wheelbase) Berlinettas of 1959-62, but outf...[Read more...]|
|REVERED FERRARI 250 LM LEADS SUPERLATIVE ROSTER OF ITALIAN SPORTS CARS AT RM'S FLAGSHIP MONTEREY SALE|
|· RM Auctions announces a legendary 1964 Ferrari 250 LM by Scaglietti as the latest multi-million-dollar highlight for its flagship Monterey sale, August 15–16 in California
· 250 LM leads a superb roster of no less than 26 Ferraris at RM's two-day sale; additional new entries include a 1953 250 Europa and a 1963 400 SA LWB Coupe Aerodinamico Series II
· RM joins in Maserati's 100th anniversary celebrations, presenting no less than four examples from the luxury Italian ma...[Read more...]|