While many are waiting for the May 2 fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, another momentous event will take place next month. One of the rarest and most sought after Ferraris of all time will roll across the auction block of RM Sothebys. In an April 24 press release, the famed auction house announced to the world that a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider by Scaglietti will be part of their Concourso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este on Lake Como in Italy.
We have seen 250 GTs in bad condition sell for millions, but this car is not in that category. Delivered in Milan, it lived a pampered life in Switzerland before being factory restored by Ferrari Classiche in 2007. Only 56 SWB Spiders were produced, and just 16 featured open headlight buckets. While making the show circuits, it was driven by Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo at the 2010 Ferrari Challenge finals.
As of now, this rare example is estimated to see a final sale price of between €11,000,000 and €13,000,000, or $12,073,600 – $14,268,800 USD. It is in absolutely beautiful condition, and features a 229 hp SOHC Colombo V12 engine with a four-speed manual transmission.
We haven’t seen a Ferrari Classiche restored 250 GT change hands in recent history, so stay tuned to Autofluence for continuing coverage of this historic auction. Take a look at the gallery below to see this immaculate Ferrari in detail, and then browse our exclusive Ferrari listings to find the perfect fit for your collection.
(Source: RM Sotheby’s Auctions)