At Gooding & Company's annual Scottsdale Auctions last weekend, the top-selling lot of the week was this 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider. The car was sold for 8.25m USD (5.2m GBP, 6.2m EUR, 3714 ewe lamb yearlings, or 22.5 Texel lamb tups), which broke records for both a steel LWB California Spider and the most valuable car ever sold in Arizona auction week’s history.
The car's details are:
Early-Production LWB California Spider
Bleu Sera Metallizzato Livery
One of Only 23 Covered-Headlight Examples
Nut-and-Bolt Dennison International Restoration
Displayed at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
2012 FCA Nationals Platinum Award Winner
A Prime Candidate for the Most Important Automotive Events
Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini
Offered with Extensive File of Records Dating Back to the 1970s
Matching-Numbers (#1073GT), Ferrari Classiche Certified Example
It was one of 10 Ferraris sold which helped the auction house realize $52.5 million.