Coveted 1962 Ferrari 250 California up for Auction

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One of just 37 of its kind, this highly desirable 250 GT SWB California Spyder is estimated to fetch as much as $9 million when the gavel drops at Pebble Beach.

If you have the means, said Ferris Bueller of the Ferrari 250 GT California, I highly recommend picking one up. He didn't have the means, and neither did his producers: the one in the film was actually a replica. Which is just as well, because we couldn't have stomached the idea of destroying a car estimated to be worth as much as $9 million. That's how much RM Auctions estimates this 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder could sell for when it hits the auction block.

The latest consignment to RM's highly-anticipated event in Monterey, California, during Pebble Beach weekend is chassis number 3119 in Rosso Corsa with tan leather. It was certified as authentic by the Ferrari Classiche division and went on to take top honors in its class at Pebble Beach back in 1990. One of just 100 examples made between 1958 and 1963 (and one of just 37 short-wheelbase versions with the coveted covered headlights), this Pininfarina-designed, Scaglietti-coachbuilt California Spyder was initially delivered new to Belgium but was sold in 1970 to an American owner.

It's one of 13 investment-grade classic Ferraris consigned to RM for Monterey this year, joined by a '56 250 GT LWB TdF and a '55 410 S Berlinetta. Watch this space for the auction results later this month. Photos by, courtesy of RM Auctions

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