2008 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 11 July 2008 , 09:07:16 byVeronica

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Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder

Many years ago, in 1958, to be more precise, Italian manufacturer Ferrari began the production of a race-inspired convertible called after its best-selling market, the Ferrari 250 GT Spyder California. Back then, only 105 units were produced overall. The carmaker added six variants-long and short wheelbase models with differing headline treatments and competition versions. We will have the opportunity to see six of the iconic roadsters at the 2008 Pebble Beach Concours dElegance on the 17th of August, when the carmaker will display them. The 250 GT Spyder California underlines the unrivaled racing heritage and matchless individuality, declared chairman of the Pebble Beach Concours dElegance, Sandra Kasky Button. In fact, this even will be the host of six variations and the prototype in one place. For sure, the event will remain in the history. The Ferrari 250 GT Spyder California is a model built that you could drive to the track and race. In 1957, the prototype was completed and the coachbuilder began handcrafting the open-air Spider California based on the long-wheelbase 250 GT platform. The models were featuring both open and closed headlights. Later, in 1960, the carmaker moved to a shorter wheelbase, again with open and closed headlights variations. 12 of the 105 California models were built especially for competition, using all-aluminum bodywork, a larger gas tank and a more powerful engine. At the grand event we will also have the opportunity to see the only Ferrari 400 Superamerica built by the factory with Spyder California coachwork. It looks like a pregnant Spider California because of its bigger chassis and engine. Even though it is not a truly Spyder California, it looks a lot like the model it replicates when it comes to the beauty. This event will remain in the memory of many Ferrari fans and not only.