Many Ferrari aficionados consider the 250 California Short Wheel Base Spyder one of the most beautiful and functional cars ever made. This model was constructed in two distinct series: the â€˜LWB' (long wheelbase), between 1958 and 1960, and the â€˜SWB' (short wheelbase) from 1960 to 1962. The latter example wasn't actually completed until early 1963, with sub-divisions relative to body and mechanical details. A removable hard-top was available for both series.
Certainly the actor James Coburn very much loved this car. With body work designed by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti, the car was a collaboration between the very best. The car sold for more than 10 million US dollars at a recent auction and Hot Wheels EliteTM reproduces it in 1:18th scale!