1999 Ferrari 250SWB California factory-built by DNA For Sale
The Ferrari California 250 is the car made famous by the cult film, Ferris Bueller’s Day-Off, albeit that the car used was also a replica. No doubt most will also be aware of Chris Evan’s purchasing James Coburn’s car, and the eye-watering fact that these cars now fetch up to $20m.
There are very few recreations of the 1960’s Ferrari California in existence, but we doubt there are any quite as good as this one.
As with all limited production cars, each car is a research and development project in itself, and with this car being the very last factory-built car to leave DNA’s production line, it’s safe to say that this is likely the most sorted and best car made.
Now for sale on behalf of a long-term client, and having only covered 2,400 miles since completion, I was delighted to drive the car and realise the driving experience lived up to its gorgeous looks. This car is an absolute pleasure to drive and was last serviced 1,400 miles ago, with the ‘no advisory’ MOT expiring in February 2020.
Being based upon a 1999 BMW Z3 2.8i results in a car that can be easily used as a daily-driver thanks to its thoroughly modern underpinnings.
Boasting a 2.8-litre straight six motor and a five-speed manual gearbox gives the car 190bhp and 210lb-ft of torque. It has the ability to make swift progress in modern day traffic and the bespoke stainless steel exhaust gives a beautiful Ferrari-style soundtrack, belying its German roots,
To further enhance the car’s ability to be enjoyed daily, it has a AUX radio concealed in the glovebox, an electric roof and a set of coil-overs to sharpen it’s handling. Electric windows are operated by simply tapping the authentic looking manual window winder lever up or down. The interior is swathed in high-grade cream leather with the dashboard finished in the period-correct crackle black finish, and adorned with replica, period-correct Ferrari Veglia gauges.
Partner the beautiful interior to the excellence of its Ferrari Rosso paintwork and chrome wire wheels, and you have all the ingredients that recreate the epitome of Ferrari’s 1960’s glamour – The Ferrari California 250 SWB.
Correctly registered as a DNA 2Fififty, this faithful recreation is offered at a fraction of the price of an authentic 250 and will gather admirers wherever she goes. Added to which, prices of these factory-built DNA cars have risen over the recent years, so depreciation is likely to be minimal, if at all.
Should you wish to know more details, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, because as Ferris would say, ‘Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it”.
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