What is the ultimate open-top Ferrari? If there is a tweed jacket in the closet or if you never close your shirt completely, you probably say the original Testarossa. If you’re deep into the matter, the answer may be the Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spyder. If TikTok is your main source of news, then your answer will be something like 812 GTS. But actually there is only one: the Ferrari 250 GT SWB California.
The Ferrari 250 GT SWB California is rare
The problem is that there are only about a hundred 250 GT California, and only half of them have the desirable short wheelbase. So if you want a rare 250, you have to wait a long time until one appears at an auction and then you still have to bid more than 20 million euros. And if you win then it would be a shame to drive it, because imagine something happening.
Order a brand new one
The solution comes from the English GTO Engineering. They start production of the California Spyder Revival, a replica of the Ferrari 250 GT SWB California. Or as we call it: another reason to regret not buying Bitcoin ten years ago. You can buy it with the original 3.0-liter V12. GTO offers an upgraded 3.5- or 4.0-litre V12 as an option, for those who want a little extra.
What does it cost?
The California Spyder Revival is an absolute bargain when compared to the value of an original Ferrari 250 GT SWB California. GTO Engineering asks somewhere between 850,000 and 1 million euros for the replica. Keep in mind that the tax authorities still want to see alms before you can drive the car in the Netherlands. The great thing about this new classic is that it can just go on public roads, unlike many other continuation models.