This 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Is Rebodied With a LWB California Spider

The 250 series is one of Ferrari’s most successful early lines for both the track and the road. The grand tourers and sports cars were produced from 1952 to 1964 and are rare finds. They are perfect additions for any Ferrari or classic car collection, so when you find one for auction and you have the bank, you jump at bidding. Bring a Trailer, a digital auction platform and community, recently listed a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Rebody. It bid $422,222 in early March. The car began as one of the 353 Pinin Farina Coupes from the 1958 to 1960 period. It was then re-bodied in the style of a long-wheelbase 250 GT California Spider. Just 50 examples of the original LWB Spider were produced between 1958 and 1960. 

A classic, upgraded

Chassis 1809 comes from a UK Ferrari collector in 2015 as a partially completed conversion project. Ferrari specialists Norwood Autocraft in Texas installed the rest of the all-aluminum bodywork and completed the build in 2019. Only nine of the original LWB Spider competitizone models were originally built by Ferrari. The car’s exterior is finished in Ferrari’s stunning Rosso Chiaro red. Styling also includes LWB-specific four-vent fender louvres, a hood scoop, and enclosed headlights. 

The car is powered by a 3.0-liter Colombo V12 with triple 36mm Weber carburetors. It sits on Borrani wire wheels and 185-series Michelin X radial tires from 2006 and 2007. The car features independent front suspension, which includes double wishbones and coil springs while its live rear axle features semi-elliptical leaf springs. There is also an addition of telescopic shock absorbers in the back and Dunlop disc brakes.

There’s a refresh on the interior with new black leather upholstery on the seats, door panels, transmission tunnel, and console. Additional interior features also include matching carpets in the footwells, a console ashtray, and a dash-mounted rearview mirror. The car also has a Ferrari polished shift knob and a wood-rimmed steering wheel with a Ferrari horn button. The dash includes a 300-km/h speedometer and an 8k-rpm tachometer. You’ll find gauges for fuel level, oil pressure, oil temperature, water temperature, and amperage as well. Buy Here

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