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San Francisco, November 14th, 2016

Bonhams is pleased to announce another brilliant star to be featured at its Scottsdale auction in January: a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Short Wheelbase California Spider.

Quite possibly the most iconic mid-century Ferrari road car and certainly the most glamorous, this open-top sports car is not only universally appealing, it is also quite rare. The eleventh of just 54 built, exclusivity couldn’t come in a more exhilarating package. With coachwork by Scaglietti and design by Pinin Farina, this desirable Short Wheelbase version is the consummate emblem of Ferrari’s post-war dolce vita.

Ravishing looks aside, the Spider boasts Ferrari’s famous Tipo 168 V12, 3-liter engine, complimented with triple Weber carburetors, providing 240hp, and stopped by 4-wheel disc brakes.

Additionally, this authentic matching numbers car, number 2277GT, was the 1961 Brussels Motor Show car, has been a featured magazine cover, and has been a multi-entrant in the Cavallino Classic.

Thoroughly documented by marque expert Marcel Massini, #2277GT also retains its original body, driveline and factory build sheets. Genuine and breathtaking, this is a car that “ticks the box” in every possible category.

Together with its other significant siblings from Maranello – the 1952 340 America Vignale Spider and 1966 275 GTB, not to mention a host of other exciting European sports cars from Italy, Germany and England, the California Spider will be offered for sale in January. Bonhams Scottsdale Auction takes place on Thursday, January 19th at the beautiful and easily accessible Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, a leisurely 30-minute drive from the Phoenix international airport.

With limited space, owners considering selling a special motorcar of any era are encouraged to
contact Bonhams

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