It’s been described as “the world’s most important, desirable, and legendary motor car.” Of course, that was by the people selling it, but the hyperbole must have worked somehow, because this 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO became the most expensive car ever sold at auction this weekend at an RM Sotheby’s sale during Monterey…
A 1964 Ferrari F1 car. A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. The Mercedes 300 SLR that won the legendary 1955 Mille Miglia. See and hear them in these short teasers from the Amelia Island Concours, as shot by the great Justin Lapriore of LetsMakeMedia.
Lord Bamford is one of the only guy who owns two Ferrari GTOs, and when it comes to his 1963 250 GTO, it’s been raced or driven on the road every year since he bought it in 1969. Its history is intertwined with the Goodwood Circuit’s.
When Ferrari 250 GTOs come up for auction, they are regularly one of, if not the most expensive cars in the world. So when you destroy one, you don't send it to the junkyard. You send it back to the factory at Ferrari from whence it came, where they repair it into a screaming Italian goddess of beauty and love.
I know it's a terrible video, still, I'm not going to help by giving you the list of participants. Happy guessing!
The world is filled with weird, wonderful cars. Why do old people keep obsessing with the same boring ones?
The esteemed auctioneers at Bonhams sold a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO for a mere $38.1 million tonight. Man, what a cheap-ass whip.
The Ferrari 250 GTO is quite possibly the most expensive car in the world these days, and another one of the 39-unit production run is expected to auction for some 40 million Euros. What's that in taxes?
Let me start off by saying fuck the Ferrari 250 GTO.
Ferrari's 250 GTO is one of the most desirable and valuable cars on the planet. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Datsun-Fauxrrari is a homage to ZZ-Top drummer Frank Beard's specialty-built 250 Spyder, but does its price rock?
Hey! Hey you! You said you wanted to spend $52 million on something, right? Instead of buying those 1,700 Miatas you wanted, just buy the world's most expensive car, a Ferrari GTO! That's a sound decision.
Oh look, it's a $150 million dollar stream of Ferrari 250 GTOs. Must be Amelia Island.
Public records are a funny thing. With just a little time and research you can find out nearly anything you could ever possibly want to know. Sometimes those records will incite anger when published for public viewing.
One of motorsport's more dramatic pictures, this is British driver David Piper's Ferrari 250 GTO in Angola, 1962. It was part of a trip filled with victories, but defined by controversy.
There's been a lot of buzz lately around the crash of a rare Ferrari 250 GTO owned by American investor Christopher Cox at the Le Mans historic rally earlier this month. I haven't run anything on it yet because this all seems to be based on one English report and no photos.
This apple-green 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO is now the most expensive car in the world. The 250 GTO is revered by Ferrari collectors as the bees knees, and a private sale last month broke all previous price records, proving how much people are willing to slobber over a piece of artistically crafted machinery.
A 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO sold this past week for the unbelievable sum of $31,856,726 (£20.2 million), making it the most expensive car ever sold in Britain and the second most expensive car ever known to have been sold anywhere in the world.
Is replica-building an authentic form of automotive self-expression or merely a case of trying too hard? There’s only one way to find out: take a Ferrari 250 GTO and turn it into a Datsun 240Z.