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What’ll It Be, Four LaFerraris Or This Classic California Spider? 9
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, Classics, Ferrari, Ferrari 250, Ferrari California, Ferrari LaFerrari on 11 9th, 2017


Nobody ever said a Ferrari would be cheap. But even among Prancing Horses, some are more expensive than others. Much, much more expensive.

Take this latest classic consigned to RM Sotheby’s for its upcoming sale in New York, for example. It’s a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Competizione Spider – not unlike the one immortalized in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, only considerably more so.

Chassis number 1451 GT was the second of just eight California Spiders bodied in aluminum and built to competition specifications. And it raced, finishing third in its class and fifth overall at Le Mans in 1959 before going on to compete in (and even win) other local events in the United States.

Ferrari Classiche-certitied, extensively restored in 2011, and returned to its original Le Mans livery, 1451 GT took first in its class at Pebble Beach and a platinum award at the Cavallino Classic. When it crosses the block a month from now, the auctioneer expects it will sell for upwards of $14 (and as much as $17m).

For that kind of money, you could put four LaFerraris in your garage. In fact, if that’s more to your liking, there’ll be one up for grabs at the same event, where it’s expected to sell for about $3.5 million (or a quarter of the California’s low-end value). There’s a (relatively) more accessible 250 GT convertible – a 1961 Series II Cabriolet – also on offer with a ~$1.7-million estimate.

Those are just a few of the seven-figure lots consigned, but the alloy California is the highest, and only one valued at eight figures. Take a gander at the gallery of images below by Cymon Taylor and Diana Varga, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.

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What’ll It Be, Four LaFerraris Or This Classic California Spider? 9
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, Classics, Ferrari, Ferrari 250, Ferrari California, Ferrari LaFerrari on 11 9th, 2017


Nobody ever said a Ferrari would be cheap. But even among Prancing Horses, some are more expensive than others. Much, much more expensive.

Take this latest classic consigned to RM Sotheby’s for its upcoming sale in New York, for example. It’s a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Competizione Spider – not unlike the one immortalized in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, only considerably more so.

Chassis number 1451 GT was the second of just eight California Spiders bodied in aluminum and built to competition specifications. And it raced, finishing third in its class and fifth overall at Le Mans in 1959 before going on to compete in (and even win) other local events in the United States.

Ferrari Classiche-certitied, extensively restored in 2011, and returned to its original Le Mans livery, 1451 GT took first in its class at Pebble Beach and a platinum award at the Cavallino Classic. When it crosses the block a month from now, the auctioneer expects it will sell for upwards of $14 (and as much as $17m).

For that kind of money, you could put four LaFerraris in your garage. In fact, if that’s more to your liking, there’ll be one up for grabs at the same event, where it’s expected to sell for about $3.5 million (or a quarter of the California’s low-end value). There’s a (relatively) more accessible 250 GT convertible – a 1961 Series II Cabriolet – also on offer with a ~$1.7-million estimate.

Those are just a few of the seven-figure lots consigned, but the alloy California is the highest, and only one valued at eight figures. Take a gander at the gallery of images below by Cymon Taylor and Diana Varga, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.

Photo Gallery



Datsun-Based Ferrari 250 GTO Replica Looks Like The Real Deal 5
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Classics, Datsun, Ferrari, Ferrari 250, Galleries, Replica, used cars on 11 5th, 2017


The world is flooded with so many Ferrari 250 GTO replicas that it’s often difficult to know what’s real and what’s fake. Case in point, this remarkably accurate 250 GTO replica.

Currently for sale from Orlando Classic Cars in Florida, the car is based around a 1978 Datsun 280Z and could easily fool anyone who doesn’t know classic Ferraris like the back of their hand.

At the front, the replica includes headlights pretty much identical to the real thing and even includes accurate fakes of the three air intakes found directly above the small front grille. There’s also large Cavallino stickers on the sides, wing mirrors on the front fenders and a roofline that almost has us fooled.

While the owner clearly spent a lot of time and money perfecting the exterior, the cabin isn’t as impressive and looks like any other old 280Z except for its bespoke gauges, steering wheel and selection of Ferrari logos.

No price has been made public but it would probably be cheap enough for most Ferrari aficionados to afford.

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Wince As A Ferrari 250 GTO Crashes At Goodwood Revival 11
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Accidents, Classics, Ferrari, Ferrari 250, Ferrari-Videos, Motorsport, Offbeat News, racing, video on 09 11th, 2017


For many years, the Goodwood Revival in the UK has been the ultimate destination for owners of multi-million-dollar classics to hit the racetrack and leave their worries behind.
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Wince As A Ferrari 250 GTO Crashes At Goodwood Revival 11
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Accidents, Classics, Ferrari, Ferrari 250, Ferrari-Videos, Motorsport, Offbeat News, racing, video on 09 11th, 2017


For many years, the Goodwood Revival in the UK has been the ultimate destination for owners of multi-million-dollar classics to hit the racetrack and leave their worries behind.
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Bold Ferrari 612 GTO III Renderings Make Us Wish For A Modern 250 GTO 27
May
Posted by Brad Anderson in concepts, featured, Ferrari, Ferrari 250, Ferrari Concepts, Renderings on 05 27th, 2017


If you're a longtime reader and have a remarkable memory, you may recall a set of eye-catching renderings from seven years ago of the Ferrari 612 GTO, a proposed new supercar inspired by the iconic 250 GTO.
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Does The World Need A Modern-Day Ferrari 250 GTO? 30
Apr
Posted by Brad Anderson in Ferrari, Ferrari 250, Renderings on 04 30th, 2017


This year marks the 70th anniversary of Ferrari and it would be the perfect time for the automaker to shock the world and introduce a bold new car that goes even beyond the new 812 Superfast.
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Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Could Fetch $10 Million At Auction 16
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in auction, Classics, Ferrari, Ferrari 250, Galleries, used cars on 12 16th, 2016


Although the Ferrari 250 GTO will likely remain the world's most valuable automobile for decades to come, other members of the 250 family are also extremely valuable, none more so than the 250 GT SWB Berlinetta by Scaglietti.
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Relive Ferris Bueller’s Day Off With This 1960 Ferrari 250 GT California Spider 16
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, Classics, Ferrari, Ferrari 250, Ferrari California on 11 16th, 2016


Ever since we were kids, we dreamt of reliving Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The trouble is that, while most any classic, red Italian roadster would likely do, if we were really going to go for it, we'd need a Ferrari 250 GT California Spider. And those are hard to come by – but there's one coming up for auction.
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This Ferrari 250 GTO Could Become The Most Expensive Car In History 12
Nov
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in auction, Classics, Ferrari, Ferrari 250, Ferrari-Videos, used cars, video on 11 12th, 2016


There are expensive cars, very expensive cars – and then there’s the Ferrari 250 GTO.
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The Most Expensive Cars In A Race Assemble At The Kinrara Trophy 20
Sep
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in ASTON MARTIN, Ferrari, Ferrari 250, Goodwood, Jaguar, racing, video on 09 20th, 2016


Those of us who didn't get to witness this remarkable gathering in person at the Goodwood Revival can watch it now on video.
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Watch In Awe As A Ferrari 250 GTO and A ’59 Corvette Race At Laguna Seca 31
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in Chevrolet, Corvette, Ferrari, Ferrari 250, racing, video on 08 31st, 2016


Beyond all the modern-day supercars it attracts, Monterey Car Week is truly extraordinary for the selection of prized classic racing cars which hit Laguna Seca throughout the festivities and last year, two of the very best were a Ferrari 250 GTO and a 1959 Corvette.
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Award-Winning Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Will Go For 20 Million 12
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in auction, Classics, Ferrari, Ferrari 250 on 08 12th, 2016


A breathtaking silver 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione from 1959 will be auctioned off by Gooding & Company later this month. I
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Drop-Dead Gorgeous Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider To Headline RM’s Monterey Auction 20
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in auction, Classics, Ferrari, Ferrari 250, Galleries on 07 20th, 2016


A highly desirable 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider will be the crown jewel in RM Sotheby's upcoming Monterey auction next month.
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Rare Ferrari 250 GT California Spider Could Sell For $17 Million 16
Feb
Posted by Brad Anderson in auction, Classics, Ferrari, Ferrari 250, Galleries, used cars on 02 16th, 2016


A rare 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider is expected to sell for upwards of $17 million when it is auctioned by Gooding & Company at Amelia Island on March 11.
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