So the 250 GT in 1956, which would later be referenced as 250 GT LWB, is both offered as California Spyder and as berlinetta Tour de France. A TdF from 1957 was sold for $ 9.5 million including premium by Gooding on August 17, 2013.
By 1959 the shortening of the wheelbase by no less than 20 cm for improving the stability creates a new pair of prestigious models. The chassis becomes SWB and the berlinetta loses its nickname Tour de France.
On May 23 at Villa Erba on the shores of Lake Como, RM Sotheby's sells at lot 124 a Ferrari 250 GT SWB made in 1960 coachworked in Berlinetta Competizione by Scaglietti.
The berlinettas are much less rare than the spiders but this car is still in a remarkable condition of authenticity, certainly linked to the fact that it was not used in competition at its early time, and despite an accident in the 1970s.
I invite you to watch the video shared on YouTube by RM.