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The Very First Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider Is Heading to Auction

And it can be yours for $20 million.


Ferrari has once again cemented its place at the pinnacle of the collector car market with the 1960 250 GT SWB set to make waves at RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction. This isn’t just any Ferrari—this is the very first 250 GT SWB California Spider, a true masterpiece. Debuting as Ferrari’s show car at the 1960 Geneva Motor Show, it boasts a competition-spec Tipo 168 V12, covered headlights, and a removable hardtop. This iconic machine is steeped in history, with only five owners since new, three of whom have treasured it over the last 60 years. For the past 16 years, it has been a jewel in a private collection.

RM Sotheby’s Monterey event, happening from August 15th to 17th, will see this legendary Ferrari take center stage. Its impeccable documentation and storied past make it a must-see for any serious collector. If you’re in the market for a piece of automotive history, this Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider is the ultimate prize.