Regarded as one of Ferrari’s most distinctive and arrestingly beautiful relic sports cars, the legendary California Spider is an enticing dual-purpose model, designed primarily for American clients who favored the competition pedigree of the 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta.
Providing the perfect balance of exhilarating power with a luxurious open-air design, the California Spider transitions seamlessly from the race tracks to scenic cruises along the winding California coast.
With only 106 models manufactured throughout 1957 to 1963, this limited edition Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider is the seventh long wheelbase example built, featuring an ultra-desirable covered headlights arrangement and geared with a Columbo V12 engine, plus some of the best bodywork the time period has ever seen – including one-piece side vents, Tour de France-style taillights and a remarkable rear-end treatment.
Representing exceptional beauty and sophistication, this 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider was sold new in Geneva, passing through the hands of a multitude of bespoke brand collectors, the car travelled from Switzerland to Japan before arriving in California for a final restoration in 2005.
Debuting in 2007 at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider has raced and showcased at numerous events including the California Mille and Colorado Grand tours. Receiving an authentic Ferrari Classiche certification in 2008, the Spider is currently for sale, sporting a dark red over tan color scheme and equipped with immaculate factory hardtop and gleaming Borrani wire wheels.