In 1959 Ferrari gave the 250 GT Berlinetta sharper handling, reducing its wheelbase from 2,600 mm to 2,400 mm. In 1960 Scaglietti revealed the 250 GT Spyder California SWB at Geneva, its body pulled more tautly over this updated chassis. Like the 250 GT Berlinetta SWB on which it was based, the revised Spyder also received disc brakes and a 280 PS (206 kW; 276 hp) version of the three-litre V12. It was fitted with 185VR15 Pirelli Cinturato tyres. About 55 were built.A fiberglass bodied replica of a 1961 250 GT Spyder California, based on an MG, was featured in the 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off.A black 1961 SWB example that had been owned by James Coburn was sold for 5.5 million Pounds to radio DJ, Chris Evans.A barn find 1961 SWB formerly owned by French actor Alain Delon while he was dating Jane Fonda sold for 15.9 million Dollars in February 2015.
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