A rare 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider has been added to lot list for Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island sale in Florida next month. The 1-of-37 250 GT SWB will serve as the centerpiece of the auction and is expected to fetch between $15,000,000 and $17,000,000 when it crosses the block.
This 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider, chassis 2871 GT, is one of just 56 SWB 250s ever built and is one of 37 that were built with the desired covered headlamp option. It was first purchased new in Milan, Italy in September 1961 before it’s second owner acquired it in 1978. It was sold to its current owner in in December, 1985.
“We are thrilled to present this California Spider to our clients,” David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding & Company, said in a statement. “With only three owners from new and a rich and fascinating history, this covered-headlight SWB California Spider has never before been offered for public sale and is being presented for the first time outside of Italy.”
Chassis 2871 GT will be auctioned on March 11th, 2016 along with numerous other valuable Ferraris including a 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso and a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet.
Click here to view the entire lot list from Good & Company’s 2016 Amelia Island sale.