RECORDS were shattered at a Bonhams car auction when a 1962/63 Ferrari 250 GTO, chassis number “3851GT”, sold for more than $38 million ($38,115,000).
This is the most ever paid for a car at auction, underscoring the unrivalled desirability of Ferrari in the collector car market and the continued dominance of the brand at auctions worldwide.
This Ferrari 250 GTO is now, effectively, the most valuable and coveted car in the world. It was the 19th Ferrari GTO completed and was invoiced on September 11, 1962. Most recently owned by Italian enthusiast Fabrizio Violati it was the centrepiece of his Collezione Maranello Rosso of Ferraris on public view in San Marino.