The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta is the most expensive ferrari ever sold at an auction.
According to Bonhams' press release, this Ferrari was the costliest car ever auctioned (so far). It fetched over $38 million as Ferrari connoisseurs battled head-to-head on the first day of Quail Lodge Auction in Carmel, California last August 14, 2014.
The same family used to own the iconic and street-usable 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Omologato for 49 years. The gorgeous two-seat coupe car won several competitions including mountain-climb race and the 1962 Tour de France Automobile (2nd place). Well-maintained and active throughout its life, it was the most popular and most used racing car of all GTOs.
Unlike this uber expensive mini-cooper, at least the Ferrari GT Omologato has kept its unique style, sleek design and mint condition. That’s why it was sold for $38 million. But make no mistake, another Ferrari beauty from 1950’s or 1960’s may steal this record anytime.
Rumor has it that a Spanish collector bought a rare 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO racer for $52 million. So, based on this report, it’s the most expensive ferrari in the world but we can never claim it’s the most valuable Ferrari ever bought as some deals are done behind closed doors.
In case you’re wondering, the usual prices of Ferrari car models range from $200,000 to $400,000. Now that seems a lot less costly compared to the vintage versions. Plus they’re brand new, sleek and speedy. I thought I’d let you know before you try to bid at any Ferrari private auction. Enjoy your new ride!