Like most vintage Ferrari models, the 250 California Spyder (both LWB and SWB versions) has skyrocketed in value during the past 10 years. This is why the $7.7M sale price of a SWB version with covered headlights (albeit one that was born with the less desirable open-headlight configuration) inspired nervous chatter in some circles this past January. After all, this amount was the lowest price seen at public auction since S/N 0769GT sold in August 2012 for $6.6M. Well, to put some hand-wringing to rest, three weeks later Artcurial sold barn-find S/N 2935GT for $18.6M to set the new world record for a Cal Spyder in a public venue. This sale effectively combined collectors' current preference for cars in "as-found" condition with the Ferrari market's momentum, showing that the top of the market continues to grow for the right car in the right condition.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2015/02/26/ferrari-california-graph