1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder SWB
The 250 California was first proposed to Luigi Chinetti in 1957 by John von Neumann, Ferrari’s West Coast representative, who believed that there was a ready market for a chic, expensive convertible in the United States. Chinetti convinced Enzo Ferrari to produce the car, which was designed by Pinin Farina and constructed by Scaglietti. The California was offered in either a Long Wheelbase (LWB) or Short Wheelbase (SWB). The reduced length of the SWB models provided for more nimble handling, better acceleration, and gave it a more purposeful stance.
Collection of Rob and Melani Walton