1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa prototype becomes most expensive car ever at $16.39 million

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A 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa prototype sold for $14.9 million at the Gooding auction in Pebble Beach, Calif., tonight. Adding in the buyers' premium, the final price is $16.39 million, setting a record for the most expensive car ever sold publicly. Congrats to the new owners of a vehicle that's burned twice and looked like this at the 1958 24 Hours of Le Mans:

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DISCUSSION

Rob G.

Ferraris: the most beautiful cars and the world's highest paid. Try to make an equal, if you can. But you cannot, and never will. Because like the real Chianti (the one WE drink, not the tricky export flasks... what the heck, we need strong currencies and the Chianti region is only 100 square miles), such cars can only be made in Italy by the Italians. Viva la Ferrari! Viva l'Italia!

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