2935GT 61/sep/27   *** 39th ***
Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder, LHD
Engine numero interno 610 E
Dark blue/black
Covered headlights
Hardtop
Date Result Event Driver # Reference
61 - Franco-Brittanic Autos, Paris, F
61/oct/05-15 - displayed at Paris Salon by Franco-Brittanic Autos
61/oct/21 - Gerard Blain, 9 rue de Siam, Paris, F (film actor) "88 LR 75"
63 - Alain Delon, Paris, F (film actor)  
63/may/23 - registered on Monaco plates "4452 MC"
At this period, having become established through roles in Plein Soleil et Rocco et ses frères, Alain Delon's acting career suddenly took off. Handsome, charming and talented, he caused heads to turn and hearts to break. Producers profited from this fabulous image by keeping him busy in one film after another. In 1963, he starred with Jane Fonda in Les Félins (Joy House), in which René Clément weaved him into a Machiavellian plot. The following year, he appeared with Shirley MacLaine in La Rolls Royce jaune (The Yellow Rolls-Royce), in which he seduced a rich and beautiful marquise. The Ferrari shared these great moments with the celebrity actor and photos show him at the wheel of the Spider 2935GT, in the company of these two actresses, themselves stars admired worldwide.

In 1964, Alain Delon and his wife Nathalie travelled to California. The actor had the car sent out so that he could enjoy driving it around the streets of Los Angeles. It must have been at this time that the indicator lights on the side of the front wings were changed to correspond with American regulations. Under the passenger seat we found the original round indicator lights in their box ! On the period insurance certificate, an original document supplied by the son of the third owner, an address in Beverley Hills is recorded by hand. No doubt the actor noted this information down for his insurance company. In a photo taken in the United States in 1964, the Ferrari California is spotted at a gas station, with Nathalie Delon, while her husband checks the tyre pressures. In another photo, the couple are seen in Los Angeles, riding in their car.
65/jul -  Michel Maria Urman Automobiles, 40 bis rue Guersant, Paris, F
65/aug/02 - Paul Bouvot, Paris, F - paid FF30,000.-; 37.000km  
65/aug/18 - registered on "6101 RU 75"
66/may - Robert Cooper, Paris, F (CDN)  
66/nov - ..............., Paris, F  
67/oct - .............., Paris, F (doctor)  
71/nov - Jacques Baillon, F "546 LV79"
14/sep/30 - discovered by Artcurial  
15/feb/06 - S - Artcurial's Retromobile Paris auction - €16,288,000.- incl. buyer's prem.  
15/feb/06 - ................... via Simon Kidston  
 

 

 

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