THIS stunning Ferrari has become one of the world’s most expensive cars for sale after an English dealer put it on the market for an eye-watering £5 million. The 1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder is regarded as one of the most beautiful cars ever built.
It is one of the finest collaborations in engineering history - with Enzo Ferrari enlisting Pininfarina to design the model and Scaglietti to build it. As a result of its looks and performance the car now commands a staggering price-tag - with Ascot-based Talacrest offering it for £5million. For the same price, you could buy an eight-bedroom country home in Kent, 28 Ferrari 458s or a used Learjet. However, with the value of classic Ferraris sky-rocketing this model could even be a savvy buy.
This particular model, which the 53rd of 55 built, has starred in a number of films, with screen beauty Cameron Diaz driving it in the 2003 movie Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. When it left the factory in 1963, the Ferrari was grey but it was later re-sprayed red. However, the car was recently sent back to Italy for a full “nut and bolt” restoration that included returning it to its original colour. Lurking beneath the jaw-dropping exterior is a 3-litre V12 engine which develops 280bhp - a considerable amount for a car which turns 50 next year.