2009 Gooding Scottsdale: 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Sold for $4.95M

Old and rare cars are undoubtedly very attractive to car enthusiasts and every single event that brings such vehicles into media's spotlight usually draws a very high audience. The best example comes from Gooding & Company who recently set up an auction in Arizona which brought sales of $31.8 million, according to an Autoblog report. And that's not all. Seven of the cars auctioned by Gooding & Company passed the one million dollar milestone, with the top seller award gained by a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider.

The chassis no. 1963GT sold for $4.95 million, Autoblog wrote, which makes it the most expensive car sold at all auctions held in Arizona this week.

And having a look on the spec list of the aforementioned 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider proves the car is indeed quite special,
boasting an impressive lineup of exclusive and unique elements, including interior, exterior and styling elements.

The 1963GT left the factory in January 1960, according to information given by Gooding & Company, and represented the fifth model of a total of 54 SWB units ever manufactured.

“Upon leaving the factory, the car was also fitted with an optional hardtop. These were not merely off-the-shelf items, rather they were custom-ordered accessories specially designed to be integrated with the nearly flawless lines of the car. Upon completion, the car was delivered to the Ferrari importer Auto-Becker in Düsseldorf, Germany,” the company said.

Gooding & Company said the car was in static storage for several years so, in order to make the car fully-functional, the new owner will have to make a number of mechanical repairs to assure its roadworthiness. However, a picture is worth a thousand words, so have a look at the photos attached to the article to see the 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider.
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