A 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider is set to headline RM Sotheby’s Villa Ebra sale kicking off on May 23rd at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este weekend in Italy.
The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider in question is actually one of just 16 examples ever produced with the open-headlight design and is chassis no. 2505 GT. It is also just the 18th of a mere 56 SWB California Spiders ever produced and can be distinguished from other examples residing in the U.S. as it was initially a European delivered car.
It was originally sold in Italy and remained there until 1974. It was then sold to a Swiss collector before the current owner acquired it 20-years later. It then underwent a full restoration courtesy of Ferrari Classiche in 2007 and during the restoration, all the mechanical components were re-built with a stylish new shade of Blu Scuro also featuring. Fast forward to 2010 and it was actually driven by then Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo at the Ferrari Challenge World Finals in Valencia.
No pre-auction price estimates have been made public for the car.