Spyder
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 0769 GT
Sold for $6,600,000 at 2012 Gooding & Company.
This Ferrari (serial number 0769 GT) is the prototype 250 GT Spyder California, a sporty convertible based on the 250 GT Berlinetta passo longo (long wheelbase, or LWB, which was 2600 mm). It was finished in the summer of 1957 and delivered to Ferrari's North America distributor, Luigi Chinetti, for sale to Chinetti's first business partner, George Arents, in January 1958. Like all Spyder Californias, it is equipped with a three-liter V-12 engine.

After Ferrari replaced its 250 Cabriolet Series I with the more luxurious Series II, Ferrari's two American distributors, Luigi Chinetti and John von Neumann, convinced Enzo Ferrari to built a more sporting version specifically for the American market - and the Spyder California was the results. Based on the long wheelbase 250 GT Berlinetta, it has the 3.0-liter Tipo 128C V12 engine with an unusual reverse-pattern gearbox.

After passing through several other owners, the current caretakers purchased the car in 2012.

Chassis# 0769 GT

2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
Estimated Value:$6,000,000-$8,000,000 
Sale Price$6,600,000

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1957 sales)
1957 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Prototype
Chassis#:0769 GT
Sold for $6,600,000
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
    

No Sale

1957 Ferrari 250 GT California's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
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