1959 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder Competizione

1959 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder Competizione

The Ferrari 250 California Spyder is unquestionably among the most recognizable and beloved sports cars of all time. While the origins of the legendary model have been well established and the entire production run carefully documented by devoted historians, the exceptionally rare competition variants were built to highly individualized specifications and do not fall into a single, all-encompassing category.

By 1950s standards, all that was required to transform a California into a serious racing car was Read More

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder

In late 1957, just as production of Pininfarina’s Series I cabriolet was getting under way, Ferrari was in the process of developing a new open 250 GT variant for the booming North American market. Ferrari’s leading United States dealers, Luigi Chinetti and John von Neumann, impressed upon the factory the need for a simple, dual-purpose 250 GT spider — a car that could be used to commute during the week and then raced with success on the weekend.

Faithful to Read More