13th June 2024

These traces! That grill! The gills, profile, dashboard!

The design by Pininfarina is probably essentially the most lovely Ferrari ever made. If I had been a person of limitless means, I might fill my storage with each variation of the 250 Enzo ever produced (See this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, and this).

2, 3, 4, 12: 2 valves per cylinder, Three Weber carburetors, mated to a 4-speed handbook transmission, a V-12 engine. Positive, 240HP pales in comparison with what you should buy in the present day, however it’s in a 2,646 pound spyder.

Sotheby’s described the 250GT in 2016:

“If there are two phrases within the Ferrari vocabulary that get the blood flowing in any tifosi, certainly they’re “California Spider.” Thought-about by many to be essentially the most lovely automotive to return out of Maranello, the California Spider had the efficiency credentials to again up its beautiful presence. To the person who was on the lookout for a automotive that could possibly be pushed leisurely with the highest down on Saturday, taken to the monitor and raced onerous on Sunday, and with the requisite Italian type and aptitude solely a Ferrari may ship, there was merely no different choice.”

Solely 50 Spyders had been made on an extended wheel-base (LWB), and are exceedingly beneficial. A 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider aluminum physique that completed fifth place on the 1959 Le Mans — the race that was gained by Carroll Shelby in a Ford GT — was bought at a 2021 Sotheby’s public sale in New York for $18 million.

The little runabout beneath is anticipated to fetch $9-11 million at RM Sotheby’s upcoming Amelia Island sale on March 4th.

Supply: Traditional Driver

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