The 250 series of cars were produced by Ferrari between 1953 and 1964. The 250 nomenclature came from the capacity of each cylinder since all of these cars came with a 3.0 litre V12. The 250 range covered everything from sedate GT cars to out and out race cars like the 250 GTO.
The Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider from this series of cars is especially unique. It was produced to meet the demands of Ferrari’s American importers, Luigi Chinetti and John von Neumann, who anticipated demand for a convertible Ferrari GT car in the mould of the 250 GT Berlinetta. The 250 GT California Spyder is widely regarded as one of the prettiest Ferraris ever made. Add to this the V12 and the car could also boast of having serious competition pedigree. This made ideal for enthusiasts looking for fast open top two seaters to go racing in.