250 GT LWB California Spider Alloy

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  1. F40org

    F40org Formula Junior

    Feb 2, 2004
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    Sorry about my posting - I'm not 100% familiar with this car.

    If I'm right they built 9 of 50 cars with Alloy body.
    More and more I read from a competizione-Version. Do they mine the Alloy-cars or are there additional specials?

    I know only 8 Alloy cars

  2. Terra

    Terra Formula 3
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    Feb 16, 2004
    Yes, 8 LWB Californias were built with Alloy bodywork. Some past sources have claimed 9 were made. That's because 1487 GT was mistakenly thought to have been Alloy, most likely because of its Pedro Rodriguez racing history.
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  3. F40org

    F40org Formula Junior

    Feb 2, 2004
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    1487GT has a steel body but it is also a competizione, right?
    Do you know how much competizione they built and where is the difference to the "normal" LWB California Spider?
  4. miurasv

    miurasv F1 Veteran
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    Steven Robertson
    As Terra has said 1487GT was thought to be alloy because of its racing history but it's not a Competizione California Spider. I'd have thought the biggest differences between a Competizione version and a normal one would be the alloy body and the higher powered engine with 10mm lift on the camshafts rather than 9mm of the standard engine.

    1487GT was actually sold at Maranello in 2009. See here: http://www.rmsothebys.com/ff09/ferrari--leggenda-e-passione/lots/1959-ferrari-250gt-california-lwb/357458
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  5. ferrarip4

    ferrarip4 Formula 3
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    Chanh LĂȘ Huy
    Pic of 1451GT, 5th overall (and 3rd in class but in Barchetta it says it won its class) at the 1959 Le Mans 24Hr driven by Bob Grossman & Fernand Tavano... 1451GT 1959 California Spider LWB Competizione Alloy winner LM 1959 M.jpg
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