Early October this year saw the breaking of the ‘most expensive car ever’ record, and surprise surprise, it was a 250 GTO.
The Ferrari 250 GTO has something of an expensive reputation, and seems to be one of the most desirable car of all time. February 2012 saw the sale of a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO for $32 million (that’s about 19.8 million sterling to us Brits). However, this record was short lived, and only a few months later a 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO fetched a staggering $35 million. You’d have to class $35 million for a Ferrari 250 GTO as a bargain, as early October this year saw the sale of the gob-smackingly gorgeous 1963 250 GTO for a staggering $52 million dollars.
$52 million. 86 Eagle Speedsters. 8,673 Suzuki Altos. I’d rather have the 86 Eagle Speedsters, if its all the same – but you get the point. That’s a lot of dough.
The question you may be asking yourself: was it worth it? The answer? Yes. Yes, it would be worth it. If I won exactly 52 million on the lottery, I wouldn’t spend it all on one car. But Im going to assume the owner hasn’t just got that much money, and if they can afford to spend 52 million on one car, they can probably afford a lot more than that.
Do you think the owner might of woken up from a night of heavy bidding and even heavier champagne drinking to the deeds to a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO and thought, ‘Damn, I wish id gone for a better looking car!’. No, simply because, in my opinion there is no better looking car. But also because in only a few years time, that car will be double that amount. And that Ferrari will be the best investment he ever made. You can quote me on that, too. Aside from a wise investment, the machine is a nice bit of eye candy, I’m sure you will all agree.
If there isn’t enough motivation for being a millionaire, here is some more; you could own this car (if you ever win the lottery or become the CEO of an oil company, or something). Devastating looks and a rich heritage, this car is the stuff of dreams.