This stunning 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione has just sold for ZAR 245 million (US$17.99 million) at an auction in New York. Within the hierarchy of the LWB California Spiders, chassis number 1451 GT sits at the very top of the pyramid. Built to full “competizione” specifications, it was the second of eight California Spiders bodied in aluminium and bore the first outside-plug, Tipo 128F engine, topped with high lift camshafts, triple 40 DCL6 carburetors, and a competition-spec fuel tank with an external fuel filter. Power was quoted at an exceptional 196kw at 7,300 rpm. It also finished third place in its class and fifth place overall at Le Mans in 1959 which was won by Carroll Shelby. Another thing that could possibly have contributed to the value of the Ferrari is that it’s from the same series as the car in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Cameron’s dad’s Ferrari was a red, non-aluminum 1961 250 GT SWB California Spider. #TunedAutomotive #SomeShitAboutCars

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