World’s most expensive car
At Bonhams auction at Monterey Car Week, in California recently, records were shattered when a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, chassis number 3851 GT, was sold for US$38.1 million.
This is the most ever paid for an automobile at auction, underscoring the unrivaled desirability for Ferrari in the collector car market and the continued dominance of the brand at auctions worldwide.
This Ferrari 250 GTO is now, effectively, the most valuable and coveted car in the world.
The car was the 19th Ferrari GTO to be completed and was invoiced on September 11, 1962.
It was originally finished in metallic pale grey with lengthwise red, white and blue centreline stripes when acquired by its first owner, French Formula 1 driver Jo Schlesser.
The car’s last owner was Italian Fabrizio Violati and the car was part of his Collezione Maranello Rosso.
Other notable sales results for Ferrari include: • 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series 1
Cabriolet US$6.8 million; • 1953 Ferrari 250 Mille Miglia
Berlinetta US$7.2 million; • 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ Berlinetta Competizione US$935000; • 1962 Ferrari 250 GT short-wheelbase Speciale Aerodinamica US$6.8 million; and • 1978 Ferrari 312 T3 Formula 1 Racing single-seater US$2.3 million.
This Ferrari 250 GTO is now, effectively, the most valuable and coveted car in the world