On Auction: 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider

Ferrari's California Spider is a legend. Equal parts performance and beauty, its perceived by many to be one of the most beautiful Ferraris ever built. Keeping the performance and pedigree of the 250 GT, Ferrari created the California Spider with an open-air factor, perfect for the long scenic coastal drives of California. With its exceptional long-term ownership and infrequent public appearances, the story of this 1959 California Spider is unlike most that have come to auction before it.

The true trophy of the late Jack Castor’s collection in Half Moon Bay, California, the hobbyist held sole ownership of this California Spider since 1969 until now as it is presented for the first time at auction. The "Russo Rubino" red Spider with black leater interior is only one of 49 ever produced, and comes complete with early documentation, photography and extensive history files that further boast the car’s singular status. The vehicle is slated to sell for $8,000,000 - $10,000,000 when it hits the auction block on Jan. 16 and 17, 2015. Price: $TBD