The record breaking Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder, chassis number 2377 GT, is the thirteenth of just fifty-six built. It was completed on March 5th 1961 and sold new to its first owner Fredy Damman. In 1964 it was sold to actor James Coburn of Hollywood, California. This would have been shortly after the end of filming “The Great Escape.” Coburn had this car tuned up by Max Balchowsky at Hollywood Motors. Balchowsky was a successful racing driver famous for his homebuilt Old Yeller racing cars. His garage was a popular hangout for Hollywood’s “genuine car guys” as Steve McQueen, James Garner and Coburn.
Additional notable sales included: a stunning 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder for an impressive $3,659,837; a legendary 1971 Ferrari 512M sports racing car for an exceptional $3,234,275; and a rare 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso "Comp" for an excellent $1,702,250. Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the Ferrari Daytona, an ultra-collectible, award-winning 1971 Ferrari GTS/4 Daytona Spyder crossed the block for $1,489,468.
All of the sales results for RM's Ferrari Leggenda e Passione Auction can be found on their website.
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