1959 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder / 1505 GT Chassis Information

1959 Ferrari 250 GT California photograph

1959 Ferrari 250 GT California photograph

1959 Ferrari 250 GT California photograph

1959 Ferrari 250 GT California photograph

1959 Ferrari 250 GT California photograph

1959 Ferrari 250 GT California photograph

1959 Ferrari 250 GT California photograph

1959 Ferrari 250 GT California photograph

1959 Ferrari 250 GT California1959 Ferrari 250 GT California1959 Ferrari 250 GT California1959 Ferrari 250 GT California1959 Ferrari 250 GT California1959 Ferrari 250 GT California1959 Ferrari 250 GT California1959 Ferrari 250 GT California
Spyder
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 1505 GT
Engine # 1505 GT
Sold for $3,905,000 at 2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction.
The 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider with chassis number 1505 GT is the 36th of 50 built. It is a refined automobile that has a sophisticated chassis and engine. It has the improved 508 d chassis, a more developed version of the original 250 GT chassis introduced in 1954. The engine, a 128 D unit, internal number 0508 D, was the latest 250 variant, which features twin rear-mounted distributors, stronger connecting rods and a new crankshaft. The engine also has revised cylinder heads with new valves and later intake manifolds.

This 250 GT has a factory-supplied cold-air box and velocity stacks in lieu of the more restrictive air cleaners. This setup was designed to force cold air form the hood scoop directly into the carburetors and was featured on a very limited number of LWB California models (including 1203 GT, 1215 GT, 1307 GT, 1527 GT, and 1505 GT).

Another hallmark of 1505 GT as being one of the earliest California models factory equipped with Dunlop disc brakes.

In October 1959, 1505 GT was delivered to the official Swiss Ferrari concessionaire Georges Filipinetti's Garage Montchoisy SA in Geneva. It was exported to the United States sometime during the 1960s, and by 1970 it had come into the care of Sidney J. Simpson of Bellaire, Texas. In 1984, Everett Anton Singer of Laurel Hollow, New York, acquired the car. In September of 1985, it was sold to Bob Marceca of North Salem, New York. At this point in the car's history, it had traveled just 56,950 original kilometers.

In the late 1980s, Bill Pound Automotive of San Diego, California, carried out a comprehensive restoration. It was stripped to bare metal and repainted in white. The interior was upholstered in Magnolia hides, a white top was fashioned and the various mechanical systems were restored as needed.

While undergoing restoration, the California was sold to a German collector named Wolfgang von Schmieder.

On December 4, 1989, the freshly restored California Spider returned to Switzerland.

During Mr. von Schmieder's ownership, the California was maintained at Garage Symbol. For some time it was displayed at Geneva's Musee de l'Automobile. In May 1997, Ferrari invited 1505 GT to participate in the company's 50th Anniversary meeting in Italy. Co-driven by Mr. von Schmieder and Kuno Schar, then President of the Ferrari Owners Club Switzerland, the California successfully completed the trip to Rome and Modena before returning home to Geneva.

In 2002, the car was sold to British collector Andrew Pisker. A short time later, the interior was completely reupholstered in dark blue leather and a new top was made to match. In the summer of 2004, Mr. Pisker participated in the California Dreaming event held in St. Tropez and later displayed 1505 GT at the Louis Vuitton Classic Concours d'Elegance at Waddesdon Manor.

The most recent caretaker displayed the car at the 2011 Quail Motorsports gathering in Carmel Valley, CA.

The car retains its original chassis, engine, brakes and bodywork. The only non-matching components is the gearbox; however this is an original 250 unit and correct for the car.

This 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider with coachwork by Scaglietti is offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Scottsdale, Az. It has an estimated value of $3,400,000 - $3,800,000.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2012

2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$3,400,000-$3,800,000 
Sale Price :
$3,905,000

2017 2
2016 1
2015 2
2012 2
2011 2
2010 1
2009 1
2008 1
2005 1
2003 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$13,721,998$17,990,0002
2016$18,150,000$18,150,0001
2015$8,100,000$8,500,0002
2012$4,897,938$5,890,8752
2011$3,474,789$3,594,5782
2010$7,260,000$7,260,0001
2009$2,858,689$2,858,6891
2008$3,630,000$3,630,0001
2005$1,320,000$1,320,0001
2003$54,060$54,0601

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1959 sales)
1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione by Scaglietti
Chassis#: 1451 GT
Sold for $17,990,000
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Icons
1959 Ferrari 250 GT California image  1959 Ferrari 250 GT California image  
1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider by Scaglietti
Chassis#: 1503 GT
Sold for $9,453,996
  2017 RM Sothebys : Ferrari - Leggenda e Passione
 
1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione
Chassis#: 1603 GT
Sold for $18,150,000
  2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1959 Ferrari 250 GT California image  1959 Ferrari 250 GT California image  
1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider by Scaglietti
Chassis#: 1307GT
Sold for $8,500,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1959 Ferrari 250 GT California image  1959 Ferrari 250 GT California image  
1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider
Chassis#: 1425 GT
Sold for $7,700,000
  2015 Gooding & Company - Arizona
1959 Ferrari 250 GT California image  1959 Ferrari 250 GT California image  
1959 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder avec hard-top dusine
Sold for $5,890,875
  2012 Artcurial Motorcars at Rétromobile
 
1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider
Chassis#: 1505 GT
Sold for $3,905,000
  2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1959 Ferrari 250 GT California image  1959 Ferrari 250 GT California image  
1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider
Chassis#: 1215 GT
Sold for $3,355,000
  2011 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
1959 Ferrari 250 GT California image  1959 Ferrari 250 GT California image  
1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder
Chassis#: 1307 GT
Sold for $3,594,578
  2011 RM Auctions - Villa d'Este
1959 Ferrari 250 GT California image  1959 Ferrari 250 GT California image  
1959 Ferrari 250 GT
Sold for $7,260,000
  2010 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
1959 Ferrari 250 GT California image  1959 Ferrari 250 GT California image  
1959 Ferrari 250GT California (LWB)
Chassis#: 1487 GT
Sold for $2,858,689
  2009 Ferrari – Leggenda e Passione
1959 Ferrari 250 GT California
Chassis#: 1489GT
Sold for $3,630,000
  2008 Gooding & Company
1959 Ferrari 250 GT California image  1959 Ferrari 250 GT California image  
1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder
Chassis#: 1217 GT
Sold for $1,320,000
  2005 The Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 
1959 Ferrari California Spyder Replica
Sold for $54,060
  2003 The Florida Collector Car Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1959 Ferrari 250 GT California's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1959 Ferrari 250GT California Spider1411GT2012 Bonhams Exceptional Ferrari Motor Cars $800,000$100,000
1959 Ferrari 250GT LWB California Spyder Recreation 2009 Bonhams Goodwood Revival, Chichester, Sussex $260,000$300,000
1959 Ferrari 250 GT California 2009 Automobiles of Amelia Island$1,975,000$2,400,000$2,900,000
1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Cal Spyder 2003 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island$850,000  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT California1959 Spyder
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT California1959 Spyder
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT California1959 Spyder
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 1203GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT California1959 Spyder
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 1215 GT
Engine Num: 1215 GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT California1959 Spyder
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 1307GT
Engine Num: 1307GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT California1959 Spyder
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 1425GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT California1959 Spyder
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 1431GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT California1959 Spyder
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 1451 GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT California1959 Spyder
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 1489GT
Engine Num: 1489GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT California1959 Spyder
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 1501GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT California1959 Spyder
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 1505 GT
Engine Num: 1505 GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT California1959 Spyder
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 1525GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT California1959 Spyder
Coachbuilder: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 1603GT
Engine Num: 1603 GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT California1961 SWB Spyder
Chassis Num: 2467GT
Engine Num: 168
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT California1961 SWB Spyder
Chassis Num: 2871 GT
Engine Num: 2871
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT California1961 SWB Spyder
Chassis Num: 3095 GT
Engine Num: 3095
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT California1961 SWB Spyder
Chassis Num: 3099 GT
Engine Num: 168/61
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT California1962 Convertible
Chassis Num: 3119 GT
Engine Num: 3119 GT
Chassis information for the Ferrari 250 GT California1963 Convertible
Chassis Num: 4487
Engine Num: 3635


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