Which one is the most sought after among the classic cars on the auctions organized in any part of the world? It seems that Ferrari has the edge there. Last year, of the ten most expensive cars sold at auction nine were Ferraris and the most expensive one was a Ferrari as well. Actually, the Italians are so proud of this that they’ve made a special press release in which they are presenting nine vehicles that dominated the auctions all over the world.
The most expensive one, is of course, a 1962 250 GTO which is one of only 39 produced back in time for the racing in the GT class against the likes of Shelby Cobra, Jag F-Type and Aston Martin. When it was produced, the car was so amazing that many called it the best racing vehicle ever. It did not have any luxurious equipment whatsoever. We are talking about a 1962 vehicle so the luxurious equipment in that time might have been a speedometer that this Ferrari did not have due to its racing pedigree and lightweight construction. In August last year, the car fetched a price of $38.115.000 which was almost $9 million more in comparison to the previous record held by the Mercedes W196 R racing car.
Other vehicles dominating the car auction scene were 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale which reached a price of more than $26 million. Four more Ferraris reached a price of more than $10 million (1954 Ferrari 375-Plus Spider Competizione – $18.4 million, 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider – $15.18 million, 1964 Ferrari 250 LM – $11.55 million, 1967 Ferrari GTB/4 – $10.175 million).
All of this clearly proves that Ferrari really is something much more than a car. Its a passin, a search for excellence and a piece of art that stretches far above others.