250 LWB California Spider for Sale

RMSotheby’s just anounced this 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider chassis 1055GT for their Monterey sale.

It’s the 11th example built of 50 LWB cars and is presented in its original color of Ferrari Rosso Rubino with a black leather interior.

1055GT was sold by Luigi Chinetti Motors to its first owner in Texas and it remained stateside until 1998.

In 2014 RM Auctions sold 1055GT for $8,800,000 USD at their Scottsdale sale and it was sent to Brian Hoyt of Perfect Reflections to be finished in its original color scheme. The engine was also rebuilt by Ferrari mechanic Patrick Ottis.

Recently it has been shown at the 2014 FCA National Meet and the 2016 Cavallino Classic where it won the Emeritus Cup.

RMSotheby’s describe the car: “Chassis 1055 GT is a spectacular example, with a notable absence of apparent or known damage in its well-documented past. As such, this offering represents a rare opportunity for anyone with a passion for the very finest Ferraris, and it would likely be the centerpiece of any collection of road-going Ferraris or sports/GTs. Fitting the updated Tour de France’s superlative chassis with the gorgeous and distinctive spider coachwork was a master stroke of brilliance.”

Images by Robin Adams courtesy of RMSotheby’s:

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