1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder V12 1920×1080 HD

Posted by at 17 June 2013, at 08 : 03 AM

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder V12 1920×1080 HD

Car of the day – 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder V12 1920×1080 HD

The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder is powered by a 3.0-liter (2953 cc) SOHC V12 engine. The engine produces up to 280 bhp (206 kW). It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h or ~0-60 mph in about 7 seconds. The car features a 4-speed manual transmission and can reach a top speed of 140 mph (225 km/h). It features a rear-wheel drive system.

On May 18th, 2008 there was an auction with cars and in that auction the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder was sold for an outstanding amount of money. The car was sold for 10,894,400 USD ($). This sale also made a new world record for the highest price ever paid at that particular time for an automobile at auction. Now in 2013, this model owns the second place for the highest price ever paid, because On May 17th, 2009 another Ferrari was sold for even a bigger price. The 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa was sold for 12.2 million USD ($), and currently it makes this car the number 1 on the list of the highest price ever paid for an automobile at auction.

The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder was produced in only about 55 units. The original price (MSRP)  was set at around 12,500 USD ($) at that particular time (back in its days). That makes the original price to be almost one thousand times smaller compared for how much this car was sold at that auction, and that makes the auction’s price to be even more stunning.

The picture above was taken by the beautiful Lake Como. The Lake Como is a lake of glacial origin in Lombardy, Italy. Definitely one of the good places to make a good looking picture of such an outstanding and rare automobile.

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