Gaze at this insanely beautiful Ferrari 250 California that’s up for auction

With a price tag to match
by Vijay Pattni | Feb 9, 2020
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No self-respecting auction would be complete without a Ferrari 250 California on its books, and so let us all gaze longingly at the latest multimillion-dollar dream machine. It’s being offered at Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island sale. And it is really, really, ridiculously good-looking.

This particular California Spider is the seventh long-wheelbase version built, from a run of just 50 LWB GTs that Ferrari pumped out back in the late ’50s. Indeed, this one hails from 1958, and thus comes with the covered headlights (we’re all about the covered headlights), one-piece side vents, TdF rear lights, and a ‘distinctive rear-end treatment.’

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Its residential history stretches from Geneva to California via Japan, while its ledger of beauty-parade accolades is the talk of the pastel-colored-chino owner crowd: Pebble Beach class winner, Palm Beach platinum award winner, Ferrari Classiche certification. And so on.

Underneath the red bodywork is that famous 3.0-liter V12 with 240hp, a four-speed gearbox, rear-wheel drive, and an unquantifiable amount of desirability. Seriously. If this thing isn’t one of the prettiest Ferraris ever made, we’ll eat our novelty Maranello teddy bear.

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It is also quite expensive, with Gooding reckoning on an auction price between $9 million (P458.6 million) and $11 million (P560.5 million). You just would if you could, though, wouldn’t you?

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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