In 1957, Ferrari produced the 250 GT California Spyder. Scaglietti was selected to design and build the all-new body. The formula was to use the 3.0L V-12 engine mated to a 4-speed manual transmission and place it in a lightweight chassis shod with a simple but elegant body with a retractable top. The result was the long-wheelbase (LWB) California Spyder. In 1960, the California Spyder was revised into the short-wheelbase (SWB) model and received seemingly minor changes that made the car perfect in drivability as well as appearance. A V-12 was introduced and produced 276 HP, while 15-inch Borrani wire wheels with allnew Pirelli radial tires and power-assisted disc brakes. The dash was changed to relocate the tachometer and speedometer directly in front of the driver, with secondary gauges relocated to the center of the dash. In 1986, the California Spyder was the star in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” A Modena California Spyder (see the Modena article) was used by Ferris, his friend Cameron, and his girlfriend, Sloane, jewel by Cameron’s dad and ultimately rolled off the cliff to its death.

MECUM AUCTIONS KISSIMMEE 2024 LOT S195.3
The Last Ferrari 250 GT SWB Calif. Spyder built

SOLD FOR
$17.875 MILLION