1960 ferrari 250 gt california




1960 ferrari 250 gt california

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  • That's the rosso corsa Ferrari GT SWB California Spider “borrowed” from Cameron's dad. Today seems like the perfect day to share.

    One of just three alloy-bodied short wheelbase Spyder California's built by Ferrari , this car (serial number GT) raced at LeMans in , and it finished.

    A Ferrari GT short-wheelbase (SWB) Berlinetta (one just at Pebble Beach ), a Ferrari GT Spyder California SWB.

    1960 ferrari 250 gt california

    1960 ferrari 250 gt california

    Interim vehicles have an additional rear quarter window, absent from the succeeding "Passo Corto" Berlinettas. All share certificates are the same, but blipping a V12 with the same accelerator pedal used by Fangio, or holding the same handlebars once gripped by Mike Hailwood, or strumming a few chords on one of Eric Clapton's guitars before bedtime adds some real sizzle to an investment. The company's most successful early line, the series includes many variants designed for road use or sports car racing. Introduced at the Paris show, the car had flowing lines and a fastback shape typical of the GT cars of the mids. Porsche gives gorgeous Speedster the green light.

    1960 ferrari 250 gt california

    1960 ferrari 250 gt california

    1960 ferrari 250 gt california

    1960 ferrari 250 gt california

    1960 ferrari 250 gt california

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    The Ferrari is a series of sports cars and grand tourers built by Ferrari from to The company's most successful early line, the series includes many variants designed for road use or sports car racing. They were replaced by the and series cars. Most convertibles used the SWB type. Nearly all s share the same Colombo Tipo V12 engine.

    Typical of Ferrari, the Colombo V12 made its debut on the race track, with the racing s preceding the street cars by three years. The car was later entered at Le Mans and in the Carrera Panamericana. Suspension was by double wishbones at the front, with double longitudinal semi-elliptic springs locating the live axle at the rear.

    1960 ferrari 250 gt california

    The car had the drum brakes and worm-and-sector steering typical of the period. Following the success of the S in the Mille Miglia, Ferrari showed a more conventional chassis for the new engine at the Paris Motor Show. Carrozzeria Vignale 's open barchetta version was also an innovative design whose recessed headlights and side vents became a Ferrari staple for the s. The V12 engine's dry sump was omitted from the production car, and the transmission was reduced by one gear.

    The Monza was an unusual hybrid of the light four-cylinder Monza and the line. The model used the engine in the short-wheelbase chassis from the Monza. The first two used the Pininfarina barchetta shape of the Monza and a one-off Mondial.

    1960 ferrari 250 gt california

    Two more Monzas were built by Carrozzeria Scaglietti , an early use of the now-familiar coachbuilder. Although a frequent entrant through , the Monzas failed to gain much success and the union of the Monza chassis and engine was not pursued beyond this model. The racing Testa Rossa was one of the most successful Ferrari racing cars in its history, with three wins at Le Mans , four wins at Sebring , and two wins at Buenos Aires.

    Thirty-six cars were made in and In the Series II was introduced, which had a different body. It brought the total number of GTOs produced to Motor Trend Classic placed it first on a list of the "Greatest Ferraris of all time". The engine from the Testa Rossa was mounted amidships for the P prototype racer of The mid-engined Le Mans looked very much the prototype racer but was intended for production as a road-going GT. Descended from the P, the Le Mans also appeared in and sported Pininfarina bodywork.

    Ferrari was unable to persuade the FIA that he would build the examples required to homologate the car for GT racing. Eventually, 32 LMs were built [3] up to As a result, Ferrari withdrew from factory participation in the GT class of the World Sportscar Championship , allowing the Shelby Cobra team to dominate. Only the very early LM's were true models. All the others made as cc models, and as such should have been named LM.

    1960 ferrari 250 gt california

    The early cars were converted to the cc engine. The Europa , also introduced in Paris in , looked entirely different. Both Pininfarina and Vignale handled the coachwork, and 21 were made. The design was successful both on the road and on the track. A number of GT models were built in varying states of road or racing trim.

    Echoing Vignale's Europa, Pinin Farina added now-familiar vents to the front fenders, a standard styling cue for many of the GTs that followed. Intended as a styling exercise and inspiration to GT Europa customers, the car generated demand that soon called for a production series. Unable to meet the demand without expansion, Pinin Farina asked Mario Boano , formerly of Ghia , to handle the construction.

    2012 Pebble Beach Auctions: 1960 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione



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