1963 Ferrari 250 GT California Convertible / 4013GT Chassis Information

1963 Ferrari 250 GT California photograph

1963 Ferrari 250 GT California photograph

1963 Ferrari 250 GT California photograph

1963 Ferrari 250 GT California photograph

1963 Ferrari 250 GT California photograph

1963 Ferrari 250 GT California photograph

1963 Ferrari 250 GT California photograph

1963 Ferrari 250 GT California photograph

1963 Ferrari 250 GT California photograph

1963 Ferrari 250 GT California photograph

1963 Ferrari 250 GT California photograph

1963 Ferrari 250 GT California photograph

1963 Ferrari 250 GT California photograph

1963 Ferrari 250 GT California photograph

1963 Ferrari 250 GT California photograph

1963 Ferrari 250 GT California photograph

1963 Ferrari 250 GT California photograph

1963 Ferrari 250 GT California photograph

1963 Ferrari 250 GT California photograph

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Convertible
Chassis #: 4013GT
First seen at the 1960 Geneva Motor Show, this Scaglietti-designed Short Wheelbase Spyder California replaced the Long Wheelbase Spyder California. The Ferrari 250 GT SWB Spyder California has a 280 horsepower, 3-liter V12 engine and was the first Ferrari to have disc brakes. In all, 54 cars were built and are the most sought after of all open Ferrari's. This example with chassis number 4013GT, was Enzo Ferrari's own car before it was sold to a friend and fellow enthusiast. The current owner is the vehicles third owner.

Ferrari's development of the California Spyder was motivated by U.S. distributors Jon von Neumann and Luigi Chinetti who convinced the company to create a performance convertible named after their best market. The California Spyder emerged with supercar performance and became highly desirable, especially due to its limited availability. Each car was special too, and some examples came with competition-spec engines or the very rare factory hard top.

California Spyder bodies were hand crafted by Carozerria Scaglietti, which built most of Ferrari's competition bodies at the time. The design was largely based of Pinin Farina's 250 GT Cabriolet Series I. Some cars featured more functional uncovered, rather than fared-in, headlights. The overall design, especially with covered headlights, was often described as more rakish than the much more subdued and luxurious 250 GT Cabriolet.

Inside, each Spyder had a no-frills interior and a small heater was the only luxury. Behind the seats, a fabric top was installed which was tidy, and well proportioned when upright, but was made with no inner liner.

A total of 125 cars were competed from 1958-1963, and they became the most prized Ferraris on the road. The series was followed up by a very limited run of 356 Spyders made in 1967.

This 1963 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder has a short wheelbase and chassis number 4013 GT. It was styled by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti. The first owner of the car was Enzo Ferrari. He later gave it as a gift to childhood friend Emil Tosi, who raced it in Sports Car Club of America events. It was during that time the headlights were converted from the original covered to the open style.

The current owner purchased the car over 30 years ago. The headlights were restored back to the closed style. The interior remains original, and excluding small touched-up areas, the lacquer paint finish is almost 15 years old. It is steel bodied, except for the alloy hood and trunk.

This is the most original 250 SWB Spyder California in the world.

4013 has run in numerous SCCA events, many Colorado Grands, the California Mille Miglia, the Copperstate 1000, Mille Autunno, Pebble Beach Motor Classic & Tour d'Elegance, as well as numerous Ferrari Club events.

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1963 sales)
1963 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder Replica
Chassis#: 250GTE4933
Sold for $214,500
  2008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions
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1963 Ferrari 250 GT Aluminium Spyder
Chassis#: 4749GT
Sold for $326,194
  2008 Coys Auction - True Greats
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1963 Ferrari 250 GT California's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder4121GT2008 Automobiles of London$2,625,000$3,000,000$3,500,000
1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Cal Spyder 2003 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction$1,300,000  

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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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