Here's a Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder you might actually be able to afford*

*But you'll still need around £850,000 to have one

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If you want to go out and buy an original Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder, you'll have to fork out around £13 million. But thankfully, a company called GTO Engineering is making them for a fraction of the price.

What you're looking at here is a modern interpretation of a 1960s Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder by GTO Engineering. It is the closest thing you can get to the real thing without spending millions of pounds, and it's a modern car so it will be far more reliable.

Each car takes over 1,500 man-hours to build and every car body is made out of aluminium, while the interior can be finished in a range of leather materials. They are also fitted with classic-looking bits and bobs such as the wooden steering wheel and retro-style horn.

These reborn California Spyders are available with two different hearts. One is a 3.0-litre V12 engine with a four-speed manual gearbox, and the other is a 3.5 or 4.0-litre engine with an optional five-speed manual.

Mark Lyon, Founder and Managing Director of GTO Engineering said: "It's very exciting to be able to start talking about our latest addition to the Revival series: the California Spyder Revival. It is one of, if not, the most iconic Ferrari road car from the Sixties and it's something we've worked hard over recent years to develop, following on from the success of the 250 SWB Revival and 250 TR Revival models."

Now, price can often be a touchy subject with old Italian supercars, but since this isn't old it's fine. Depending on the donor car, specifications, and shipping costs, the California Spyder Revival is priced between £750,000 and £850,000. Which when you think about how much a real one costs, it doesn't seem all that bad.

Customer deliveries are due to begin by the end of the year and GTO Engineering will be showcasing its California Spyder at the Goodwood Revival on September 17-19.

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Comments (13)

  • I want it bad…..

      1 month ago
  • It’s a fake.

      1 month ago
  • If I were in the position, I'd totally go for it and drive it every chance I'd get. The price tag for originality is about 11 million quid. And it would be stored away because of its value. This however is perfect for doing what it's supposed to: spirited driving in one of the most beautiful shapes mankind has ever produced.

      30 days ago
  • This is awesome

      1 month ago
  • It's a pity that they didn't equip the car with a carburetor V12 Ferrari engine.

      27 days ago