Ferrari 250 GT California Spider

gooding and co 1959 ferrari 250 gt lwb
  • Auctioneers: Gooding & Co.
  • Sold for: $18.2 million

California Spiders, convertibles that were designed to be enjoyable on the street and to win at the track, are among the most desirable classic Ferraris. This particular car was one of only nine of its type, with an alloy-bodied long-wheelbase. Cars like this were created with eye more toward race victories than pleasant weekend drives.

First published August 24, 2016: 2:14 PM ET