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1960 Ferrari 250 GT California

Chassis number : 1685GT

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The Ferrari Spyder California was the result of a request from Ferrari's two United States distributors, Luigi Chinetti and John von Neumann. They believed that the American market needed a convertible version of the Ferrari 250 GT TdF, something more powerful than the 250 GT Cabriolet already being built at Maranello. Once a deal had been agreed upon between Enzo Ferrari and his U.S. agents, production began in 1958. During that first year, 14 long wheelbase Spyder Californias were built; the rest of the 50 LWB Spyders were built between 1959 and 1960.

This car is the third from last to be built and, as a result, it was equipped with some of the features of the short-wheelbase Californias that followed, including the desirable 'outside-plug' engine and factory disc brakes that became standard on the SWB cars. This car is further distinguished by its original factory hardtop.

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Recent Sales of the Ferrari 250 GT California

(Data based on Model Year 1960 sales)
1960 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione
Chassis#: 1639 GT
Sold for USD$11,275,000
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
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1960 Ferrari 250 GT California
Sold for USD$4,950,000
  2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company
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Ferrari 250 GT Californias That Failed To Sell At Auction

1960 Ferrari 250 GT California's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1960 FERRARI 250 GT SWB CALIFORNIA SPIDER2277 GT2017 Bonhams : Scottsdale, AZ   

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1960 Ferrari 250 GT California Profiles

1960 Ferrari 250 GT California vehicle information
Spyder
Chassis #: 2015 GT
1960 Ferrari 250 GT California vehicle information
Spyder
Chassis #: 1963GT
Engine #: 1963GT
1960 Ferrari 250 GT California vehicle information
Spyder
Chassis #: 1639 GT
1960 Ferrari 250 GT California vehicle information
Spyder
Chassis #: 1685GT