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2001 DNA 250 CALIFORNIA - £69,500

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1963 250 California SWB Replica DNA .,The 250 GT California Spyder was created in 1957 when the famous Italian car maker s US distributor Chinetti persuaded them to build an open version of the 250 GT Tour De France for sale in the US. Mechanically it was mostly the same, including the 240hp V12, but it had stunning bodywork designed by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti. Initially 49 250 Californias in LWB form 2600mm were built. Later they changed the chassis to the stiffer and more agile SWB version 2400mm . It also received disc brakes and a higher compression 260hp engine. Only 54 SWB California Spyders were made. Production of all 250 Californias ran from 1957 1963. The top speed was around 145 mph, with a 0 60 time of around 7.0 seconds.,There are no cheap 250s, but the California Spyder is one of the most expensive, just behind the GTO in terms of todays value. Both versions are pretty rare, even as far as 250s go, but the SWBs higher power and what is generally considered to be better looks mean that it typically commands a higher price at auction. The best example of this comes from the auction of the Baillon collection in 2015. A SWB California Spyder which had been resting in a barn for decades, and was in need of a bit of restoration work as a result, sold for $18.5 million, exceeding all estimates by several million.,You could not dare to drive a genuine 250 California on todays roads, but this stunning recreation can be driven and enjoyed fully. ,This car is an amazing replica of the 250 SWB California. Built to the highest standards with incredible attention to detail. Only a handful of these replicas have been professionally built before DNA ceased production. The bodywork is finished in Ferrari Rosso Barchetta, which is a deeper, more classy red than the typical Rosso Corsa seen on the majority of Ferraris. The colour was only available in the 1950s and 1960s and suits the style of the car perfectly. Photographs do not do it justice, it has to be seen to appreciate how beautiful this car is. ,It has a stunning Stone leather interior, with fully functioning replica instruments and switches. Power is provided by BMW 2200cc 6 cylinder engine with a 5 Speed Manual gear box, and has performance in line with the original Ferrari 0 60 in 7.5 seconds . The car has completed 84,350 miles, of which 3000 were dry miles after the build was completed in April 2018. MOT until October 2020. It has a custom stainless steel exhaust system that provides increased power and is tuned to create an awesome exhaust sound, which burbles and pops as you would expect. It also benefits from modern day features such as Electric Hood, Electric windows operated by the period window winders, Central Locking, Electric Boot lock, Alarm and Immobiliser, Heated and electrically adjustable seats, hidden radio with USB iPod connectivity, USB and 12v power charging sockets. ,The 250 California Spyder SWB is often described as one of the most beautiful cars ever built, and this recreation is stunningly beautiful. This is a completely use able, fun car. It can be used and appreciated for being a car to drive, not a museum piece. It draws admiration everywhere it is seen. It has won first prize at the Castle Howard Classic Car Show in June 2018, and First prize also at the Yorkshire Post Motor Show at Harewood House. ,The car has a period 1963 registration, and is simply amazing to drive and own. The car is not branded for obvious reasons, but badges are easily available for anyone who wants the ultimate convincing replica.,

  • 84350 Miles
  • Transmission 69197354786223e29b85070a0695cc247a4c2b215c743673c2d02e864b4cd687 MANUAL
  • Steering ca68a9643bbb915d30839040f432af59e679db8cf98e23a4378cbef2ed805059 RHD
  • RefCode: AETV81489331