A beautiful 1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder which is a result of the fine collaboration between Enzo Ferrari, Pininfarina and Scaglietti, is up on sale in the UK. The car, which is considered as one of the most beautiful cars ever built, is 53rd of 55 built and has starred in a number of films, including Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. This particular model that turns 50 next year, sports a 3-litre V12 engine and an incredible 280bhp. It uses a four-speed gearbox, a sprint of 0-60mph in eight seconds and a top-speed of 149mph.
This particular model, which the 53rd of 55 built, has starred in a number of films, with screen beauty Cameron Diaz driving it in the 2003 movie Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.
When it left the factory in 1963, the Ferrari was grey but it was later re-sprayed red. However, the car was recently sent back to Italy for a full “nut and bolt” restoration that included returning it to its original colour.
Lurking beneath the jaw-dropping exterior is a 3-litre V12 engine which develops 280bhp — a considerable amount for a car which turns 50 next year. With this power the Ferrari, which uses a four-speed gearbox, has a 0-60mph time of eight seconds and a top speed of 149mph.
It is one of the finest collaborations in engineering history — with Enzo Ferrari enlisting Pininfarina to design the model and Scaglietti to build it. As a result of its looks and performance the car now commands a staggering price-tag — with Ascot-based Talacrest offering it for £5 million ($7.77 million). For the same price, you could buy an eight-bedroom country home in Kent, 28 Ferrari 458s or a used Learjet.
However, with the value of classic Ferraris sky-rocketing this model could even be a savvy buy.
John Collins, who runs dealer Talacrest, said: “The car underwent a full nut and bolt restoration three years ago which took two years to complete.
“I’ve only had the model up for sale for a week and I’ve already had plenty of interest from around the world.
“It is one of the most beautiful open-top Ferraris ever built and one of the most desirable sports cars anywhere in the world.”
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