In the Hall of geneva car 1960, Ferrari presented a novel and unique creation: the ferrari 250 GT California SWB. A convertible based on the Italian brand’s most famous grand tourer, with a short wheelbase and all the details of a car that has gone down in history and of which just over 50 vehicles were built. Only a select handful of Hollywood’s most famous actors and European aristocracy were able to drive one. Today, its price exceeds ten million euros and similar cars of the Italian brand have been auctioned in recent years for more than 15 million euros. The 250 GT California SWB is just one example of the cars that will be present at the Autobello Marbella 2022 and that model was one of those that could be seen in the last edition of this exclusive and particular event that brings together the most luxurious cars and watches in the world in a select and careful event that is repeated in Marbella.
Equivalent to that Ferrari but of all times and brands, from the McLaren Senna to the Ferrari Monza, passing through the best cars, current and historical, of Aston Martin, Pagani, Lamborghini, Mercedes, Porsche, Audi, BMW, Maserati, Rolls Royce, and other similar manufacturers will participate in the particular contest of elegance in which car and watch collectors from all over the world meet. The Marbella event is provisionally scheduled for next Thursday the 11th and tickets can be purchased on its website from 90 euros. The event not only has the contest and exhibition, it also brings together representatives of the highest level in Europe from brands such as Honda, Hyundai, Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Porsche or Aston Martin, among others. Some of them, along with characters like the Fangio brothers or Jo Ramirez, driver and coordinator of the McLaren Formula 1 team from 1984 to 2001, are part of the jury of the event in which there are also aristocrats and ambassadors in Spain from countries such as Brazil or Japan. Among the classic models of the first half of the 20th century, cars such as a prototype of the Hispano Suiza of 1922 have also been admired in previous editions, an incunabulum of the automotive industry.
The appointment is a single day in which there are exhibitions, open bar, concerts, vehicle presentations, corners reserved for lovers of motorcycles and off-road vehicles and, of course, there is also room for collectors. of watches. Less flashy than the spectacular cars, it also has its place in combination with cars and in last year’s edition, the Patek Philippe Nautilus was the watch awarded by the jury. In the car contest there were nine trophies among which models such as the Aston Martin DBS Zagato, McLaren Speedtail, Hispano Suiza H6, a Porsche 550 RS, Lamborghini Countach 25th or the aforementioned Ferrari 250 GT California SWB and Ferrari Monza stood out.