250 California LWB vs SWB

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  1. 275GTBSaran

    275GTBSaran Formula Junior

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    Christian.Fr and miurasv like this.
  2. kare

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    only nr6 is true for all cars I've seen so far.
     
  3. kevfla

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    The author overlooked the most obvious difference that doesn't require counting side-vent openings:
    If you see huge brake drums, it's a LWB. Although, there may have been some cars retro-fitted with discs.
     
  4. Lowell

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    You dan always open the hood and look where the spark plugs are.
     
  5. Aardy

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    Some remarks :

    Nr 1: Headlights

    Only the first covered LWB California spyders didn't have chrome around headlights (around 18 cars). Chrome was widespread in spring 1959...

    Nr 2: Tail-lights

    All the LWB California Spyders had the same rear lights than SWB from 1411GT (from spring 1959)...

    Nr 3: Door Handle

    Around eight cars at the end of the production had same door handles than SWB (in early 1960)...

    ...

    Then I agree the best way to recognize a LWB from a SWB is :

    Nr 5: The side Air vents

    Nr 6: The air vent on the bonnet
     
  6. Christian.Fr

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    What about prices? There s a gape between both series? I mean a "normal" value for these series.

    Well, I m not including # 2935 ex Delon car s was sold for 16.5 M€ (afther a doping advertising).
     
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