A SUPER rare Ferrari is set to sell for over £9million at a prestigious auction in California.
The vintage 1960 250 GT SWB California Spider is the same model featured in the hit ’80s film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – and it has an impressive racing history.
The light blue, open classic with red leather upholstery is one of only 18 examples ever made and has had seven owners, but has since been restored.
It finished third in its class in Italy’s famous Targa Florio race in 1963 – the only Ferrari of its kind to take part in the race.
Unlike the replica car in the hit film, this Ferrari is a real eye-catcher – it can reach a top speed of 250 km/h and manages to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.1 seconds.
But if you fancy something more modern for the same price, you can snag 50 brand new Ferrari Roma models – each costing around £175,000.
The new model is also faster, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds and reaching a top speed of 320 km/h.
The 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider is to be auctioned off by auction house RM Sotheby’s and is one of 128 sports cars set to go under the hammer between August 17th and 19th in Monterey, California, USA.
A spokesman said: “RM Sotheby’s is delighted to announce the offer of the only 1960 Scaglietti Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider to compete in the legendary Targa Florio during this period.
“Known for its racing heritage and unmatched elegance, this remarkable Ferrari offers passionate collectors and car enthusiasts an exceptional opportunity to own a piece of automotive history.
The estimate for the Ferrari is between £7.5million and £9.1million.