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.

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The 50 Most Influential Production Cars — Part I

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SCM’s editors have put together a list of the 50 cars we think are the most influential ever built. These are the cars that changed the world in one way or another, either through what they accomplished or what they represented.

This week we’ve listed out our first 25; next week, we’ll present our final 25.

Now, since we only allowed 50 spaces on this list, we’ve almost certainly left things out. Think we’ve overlooked something important? Let us know Read More