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Ferrari California Spyder

1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder

Ferrari – Leggenda e Passione

New world record with rare Ferrari California Spyder selling for $10,894,400 - RM Auctions, in association with Sotheby’s, has continued its record-breaking European sales run with another highly successful auction event held at the famous Pista di Fiorano in Maranello, Italy over the weekend. Coming just 12 months after RM Auctions’ inaugural European event, the second Ferrari Leggenda e Passione auction stole the attention of the international collector car industry once again, offering an unrivalled collection of historic road and race Ferraris, and claiming the new world record for the most expensive vintage motor car ever to be sold at auction.

1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder Taking this prestigious title was a stunning, Nero black 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder (s/n 2377GT). Formerly owned for over 25 years by Oscar winning actor, James Coburn, the rare covered headlamp Spyder caused a frenzy of bidding on the auction block, and well exceeded its original estimate to sell for an impressive $10,894,400 USD (€7,040,000 £5,598,208). As the gavel fell for the final time of the day, total sales including memorabilia neared $45 million, with ten cars breaking the magic million dollar mark.