Gooding Auction: Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Sets Record at $8.25M

These days, auction houses are home to some of the most gorgeous and garage-worthy classic cars ever imagined. Lamborghini, Ford, Shelby, GM; the list goes on. Recently, at the Gooding & Company auction, a rare 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider fetched a gasp-worthy $8.25M. This record-setting Ferrari not only rang in as the most expensive ever sold of its kind, but it also broke an Arizona auction week record as the most valuable car ever sold in the events history. This is number 13 of only 50 examples ever built, and was one of Ferrari's most iconic early open-top sportscars. It has only passed through hands of three different owners since it was built in 1958. The car received near-perfect appraisal scores at Pebble Beach and the Ferrari Club of Americas meeting. It was estimated only between $5.5- and $7M before it crossed the auction block earlier last week. PHOTOS: See more of the 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Source: Gooding & Company