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A 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder, vauled at an estimated US$7.5-9 million ($7.1-8.5 million) will go under the hammer at the upcoming RM Auctions Monterey sale in California on August 17–18.

The Pininfarina-styled, Scaglietti-sculpted Ferrari 250 GT, chassis number 3119 GT, is one of only 37 covered-headlight short-wheelbase examples ever made.

Sporting an iconic Ferrari 3.0-litre Colombo V12 powerplant, the Ferrari-certified matching-numbers Rosso Corsa 250 GT also features a classic tan leather interior.

1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder - 3

The Ferrari’s asking price might initially seem expensive, however, when compared with the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO racecar built for Sir Stirling Moss that sold in June for US$35 million ($36.3 million) to become the world’s most expensive car, it’s somewhat of a deal.

Over 100 other vehicles will join alongside the Italian classic including a 1905 Rapid Nine-Passenger Omnibus, a 1956 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta ‘Tour de France’, a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL “Gullwing” Coupe and a super-rare 1998 Porsche 911 GT1 ‘Strassenversion’ – Street Version – (pictured below).

1998 Porsche 911 GT1

The auction will take place over the same weekend as the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, continuing a 25-year tradition.

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