A car collector has paid $ 52 million USD for a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO, the Italian supercar becoming the most expensive car in the world, surpassing the record held also by a 250 GTO.
Until recently, we knew that the world’s most expensive car is a Ferrari. We even had the opportunity to learn more about the car seeing it at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where the Italian model, a Ferrari 250 GTO, has captured the attention of everyone present with its touring circuit.
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Stirling Moss was the World’s Most Expensive Car
The collectible Prancing Horse dated from 1962 and was led by the legendary British driver Stirling Moss. Sufficient attributes to be sold with the amazing amount of $ 35 million USD (€ 25.8 mil / £ 21.8 mil). It was the most expensive Ferrari ever sold. It exceeded the previous record of $ 32 mil USD set by a 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO and the $ 30 million USD paid for a Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic.
The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO built for Stirling Moss differs from other Ferrari 250 GTOs trough its unique green lime color. The last owner is Craig McCaw. His wealth comes from the sale of a telecommunications company to the American multinational telecommunications corporation AT&T in 1993. The amount received from the transaction was $ 11.5 billion USD.
1963 Ferrari 250 GTO is the World’s Most Expensive Car
The record was officially exceeded this week, also by a Ferrari car. Coincidentally, it is another250 GTO, but with a newer production date stated on the birth certificate: 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO. The supercar has 5111 on the chassis number and has won the race called Tour de France, held in 1963. Back then, at the wheel was a Frenchman – Jean Guichet.
The car was bought by a collector who preferred to remain anonymous. The collector in question paid to the owner Paul Pappalardo an impressive amount of $ 52 million USD (€ 38.3 mil / £ 32.4 mil).
The 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO is powered by a 3.0 liter V12 engine with 300 horsepower, capable of delivering a maximum speed of 280 km/h (174 mph) and an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 6.1 seconds.
1963 Ferrari 250 GTO as the worlds most expensive car