Today, let us look at the iconic a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder s/n 1055GT, which once raced as #19 in the 1962 Osceola Grand Prix.
This sports car was 1 of the 1st of only 50 to be produced (I once had one of them s/n 1575GT), its livery was Rosso Rubino w/Black hides.
This example was restoration in Y 2014, by Ferrari mechanic Patrick Ottis, and has been Red Stamped by Ferrari Classiche.
It also took Emeritus Cup at the Y 2016 Cavallino Classic.
Note: s/n 1055 GT, the LWB California Spyder was the 11th example built, and it was finished in classic Ferrari Rosso Rubino, with a black interior, and was fitted with covered headlamps from new, according to its factory build sheet.
It was completed in November 1958, and then shipped to Luigi Chinetti Motors, NY and then to Fawcett Motors in Lubbock, Texas, and sold to M. Steven Deck. Mr. Deck kept his California Spider for 2 years and sold it, in those years we bought new cars almost yearly, a used Ferrari was not very valuable in the US or in Europe.
On 7 January 1962, this car was raced at the Osceola Grand Prix, an SCCA regional event in Geneva, Florida. Chassis 1055 GT, wearing #19 and was driven by Ross Durant, placed 1st in class, 2nd OA, against a Lister Corvette, in its only documented competitive race.
The complete history is on file at RM Sotheby.
The pre-auction estimate is $12,000,000 to $14,000,000, sale place and date: Monterey California, Saturday, 20 August 2016
Go to RM Sotheby’s for more information.
Have a terrific weekend.
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