“They are still out there,” a user of a forum to which I was subscribed (and occasionally I still attend) used to say. He said it ten years ago but it is clear that that statement is still valid.
The proof is this 250 GTE first series found in exceptional conditions maintained by the last owner in the last 40 years: it seems that this is the first time since 1979 when the car is offered to the public: the blue California plate tells us that in the last few decades the car has lived in a dry climate, and this is clear.
In addition to the exceptional conditions, for a 60-year-old car, the car also has a beautiful color: light blue is a fairly rare tint on this model (we don’t know if the color is original or not, but it would seem so); the color of the car seems very original, never abused and substantially dry: certainly an excellent candidate for the “preservation” class. Find it for sale at $265,000 here in Los Angeles, CA.