250 GT LWB California Spider Alloy

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  1. F40org

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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

    1085GT
    1451GT
    1603GT
    1615GT
    1627GT
    1639GT
    1641GT
    1699GT
     
  2. Terra

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    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

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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

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    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

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    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... Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
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  6. miurasv

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    ...but it seems there were Alloy bodied Competizione cars that did not have tipo 130 camshafts with the 10mm lift but the 9mm lift of the standard engine and Steel bodied cars with velocity stacks that did have the tipo 130 camshafts with 10mm lift rather than the standard 9mm.
     
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