A Fact File: Most Expensive Ferraris Ever Sold at Auction

As providers of loans against luxury and classic cars, we stay abreast of auction results. Ferraris are often amongst the top lots so we decided to take a look at the most expensive models ever sold at auction.

5. 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale by Scaglietti

1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale by Scaglietti

Price: $26,400,000

Auction: RM Sotheby’s Auctions, Monterey Sale

Year: 2014

This Ferrari is only one of three of its kind, built in the mid ‘60s. It was the first ever Ferrari to have independent rear suspension and had a huge role to play in the evolution of the 250 series. It has an aluminum body that covers a V12 engine, which is actually placed lower down in the car to have the cars center of gravity as close to the track as possible.

4. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S NART Spider

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S NART Spider

Price: $27,500,000

Auction: RM Sotheby’s Auctions, Monterey Sale

Year: 2013

This Ferrari is only one of ten of its kind and has been featured in films such as The Thomas Crown Affair with Steve McQueen. This car was heavily involved in the popularizing of open-top sports cars, particularly on the market in the States.

3. 1956 Ferrari 290 MM

1956 Ferrari 290 MM

Price: $28,050,000

Auction: RM Sotheby’s Auctions, New York City

Year: 2015

This Ferrari, only one of four made, earned the title of being the most expensive car sold in 2015, the most expensive car sold in New York and finally the most expensive car that RM Sotheby’s had ever sold. It has a history of a competitive career, competing races such as the 1956 Millie Miglia race.

2. 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti

1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti

Price: $35,700,000

Auction: Artcurial, Paris

Year: 2016

This curvaceous car has an incredible history of racing, from Sebring to Mille Miglia to Le Mans, which may be why it deemed so attractive to buyers this year. The greater the competitive history of the car, the more valuable Ferraris become.

1. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

Price: $38,115,000

Auction: Bonham’s, The quail

Year: 2014

If you’re a Ferrari lover, you won’t be surprised by the fact that the 250 GT has made it to first place on this list. And that’s not the only thing it’s come in first for. It won the FIA World GT Championships in 1963, which the car was specifically designed for. There were only 39 made, but this one is one of the most well-kept and raced of the lot.

So, there we have it, the top 5 most expensive Ferraris ever to be sold at auction – did any of them surprise you?

Images Sourced From: autoexpress

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About the Author:

Maryke wrote about luxury asset trends for Borro Private Finance.