1962 Ferrari 250 California SWB

Spider (closed headlight)12-cyl. 2953cc/240hp 3 Weber Carbs

North America
Drivers Club


Sold March 3, 2023

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2,953/240hp, Weber 42 DCL6 carburetors, 4-speed, RW3690 wide rim Borrani wire wheels, Dunlop tires, covered Marchal headlights, woodrim steering wheel, grille-mounted Marchal fog lights, Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified, engine internal number 914E.
One of 37 covered headlight SWB Cal Spiders, the most attractive configuration. Built for the 1962 New York Auto Show. Retains original drivetrain and body. Small wreck in around 1970 and restored in the 2000s. The car is still a stunner, a slightly misaligned driver's door is the only noticeable flaw. Reportedly the only Cal Spider in Azzurro Metallizzato, but looking at it in person I'm wondering why: It looks fantastic and is a color that should have been more frequently used. Previously owned by Rudi Klein and restored by Charles Betz and Fred Peters in the original colors.
Amelia week's top sale, and it deserved to be. It is hugely expensive but it has a litany of distinctions not limited to the unique color but also including the cohesive SWB chassis and coachwork, covered headlights and impressive provenance.
Hagerty Condition Rating#1 ConcoursWorld-class. Could compete in the world’s best Concours d'Elegance events.
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Vehicle specs
Odometer74461 m
Engine Type12-cyl.
Transmission typeStandard
Interior ColorTan
Exterior ColorAzzurro Metallizzato
Top ColorN/A
Seller details
Gooding & Company
Event dateMar 2 - Mar 3, 2023
LocationAmelia Island, FL; USA
AuctionGooding & Company
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