Dennison International

Ferrari California Spyder #1073

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Another record set by Dennison International, a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider (1073 GT), restored by Dennison International was sold on Jan 18.th 2013 for a record 8.25MUSD. 

One of our other famous restorations was The 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Prototype, which was sold for 13.9MUSD

 

The California Spider presented here, chassis 1073 GT, was completed at Ferrari on December 6, 1958, making it the 13th of only 50 long-wheelbase examples built. As one of the last California Spiders constructed in 1958, this car had the remarkable distinction of leaving the factory just prior to Enzo Ferrari's introduction of the California Spider at the annual Ferrari press conference held on December 9, 1958. Car is equipped with the desirable covered-headlight Scaglietti coachwork.

Originally sold to John Von Neumann but remained in Italy for several years. Several owners later it was sold to a Colorado collector. Spring 2011 Dennison International was comissioned to perform a complete restoration.

#1073 as it arrived to us:

 

Interior:

 

Engine Bay:

 

Masters at work, body preparations:

 

Body before the paint:

 

Painted body, used color was Bleu Sera Metallizato. Paint is a exact match to Carrozzeria Scaglietti paint chip:

 

Original engine was fully rebuilt to Ferrari standards:

 

Leather seats were reupholstered in the finest 1950s vintage Connolly leather:

 

Instrument cluster being restored:

 

Finished product, certified by Ferrari Classiche in December 2012:

 

#1073 was shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August 2012. The car earned an impressive 99.5-point score.

 

Brilliantly finished and immaculate in every respect, this Ferrari is a truly outstanding representative of the original long-wheelbase California Spider. In the eyes of many Ferrari experts, this magnificent car is one of the most California Spiders in existence.

 

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