A uncommon 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO turned the most-expensive automobile ever offered at public sale when it went for $48.four million at an RM Sotheby’s occasion in Monterey, Calif., on Saturday.
The crimson coupe is considered one of simply 36 that had been made, every barely distinctive.
It has a powerful racing pedigree, with a nationwide championship and several other main wins beneath its seatbelts throughout its aggressive profession within the 1960s and has been a fixture on the historic racing circuit.
Extremely, not like most racing vehicles, it has by no means been wrecked and repaired.
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Owned since 2000 by former Microsoft govt Greg Whitten, it was bought by an nameless bidder for a hammer worth of $44 million, which interprets to $48.four million after public sale charges.
The worth broke the $38 million public sale report set by an analogous automobile in 2014. Nonetheless, one other GTO reportedly modified palms in a personal sale for $70 million earlier this yr.
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