November 25, 2017

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Today The Car Spotter will be following up on a previous article about the extremely rare and valuable Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider that was discovered amongst other cars after being in storage for 40 years in a French barn.

 

To read the original full article of the cars discovered and to see a video of the findings, please view my blog article here.

 

The Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider at auction, before it goes under the hammer

The Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider at auction, before it goes under the hammer

The Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider auction pictures

The Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider auction pictures

The Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider recently went to auction and sold for a staggering amount of £15m or $23m. This is a great amount considering it wasn’t in pristine condition and will need a full restoration. Who knows what the car will be worth once it is completely restored?

 

The Ferrari 250 GT California Spider is one of only 36 ever made and was discovered tucked away in a shed in France last year, alongside 60 other classic cars.

 

Interior of the Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider at auction

Interior of the Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider at auction

Steering wheel and dials of the Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider at auction

Steering wheel and dials of the Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider at auction

3.0L V12 engine of the Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider at auction

3.0L V12 engine of the Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider at auction

After fetching the price of £15m/$23m at the Artcurial auction house in Paris, it becomes the fifth most expensive car ever sold.

 

The Ferrari 250 GT California Spider was found next to a Maserati GranSport A6G Frua that sold at the same auction for $1.25 million.

 

It is described as the greatest ever barn find with Artcurial auction house and has been likened to the discovery when Lord Carrington and Howard Carter entered Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922.

 

The Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider at auction

The Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider at auction

The Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider at auction

The Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider at auction

The rare Ferrari 250 GT California Spider was owned by French haulage magnate and entrepreneur Roger Baillon. He had to put his cars into storage after he suffered financial setbacks in the 1970s.

 

It is great to see cars like this being rediscovered and gaining a new lease of life. This really is the holy grail of classic cars for motoring enthusiasts and hopefully it will be restored to it’s former glory and given a new home where it can be appreciated instead of being stored in a barn and forgotten about.

 

What do you think of selling price of the Ferrari 250 GT California Spider? Is there anything better to find than an original Ferrari 250 GT California Spider?

 

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