Ferrari 250 GTO sells for $32million dollars

Another day, another Ferrari 250 GTO. Today we find news that one of  the erstwhile bedroom pin-ups has sold for £20.2 million, thus making it  the UK’s most expensive automotive sale.
This particular car, number 5095, is believed to have been sold by  British businessman Jon Hunt who bought the car in 2008 for a paltry  £15.7m. Jon Hunt, in case you wanted to know, is the man who founded -  and then sold - the Foxton’s estate agency.
The new owner will surely delight in that 3.0-litre V12, some 300bhp  and a 0-60mph time of around 6.1 seconds and top speed of 174mph. Or  somewhere near that, considering the price and rarity of the thing -  just 39 GTOs were built between 1962 and 1964, of which two now belong  to Chris Evans and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason. 

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Ferrari 250 GTO sells for $32million dollars

Another day, another Ferrari 250 GTO. Today we find news that one of the erstwhile bedroom pin-ups has sold for £20.2 million, thus making it the UK’s most expensive automotive sale.

This particular car, number 5095, is believed to have been sold by British businessman Jon Hunt who bought the car in 2008 for a paltry £15.7m. Jon Hunt, in case you wanted to know, is the man who founded - and then sold - the Foxton’s estate agency.

The new owner will surely delight in that 3.0-litre V12, some 300bhp and a 0-60mph time of around 6.1 seconds and top speed of 174mph. Or somewhere near that, considering the price and rarity of the thing - just 39 GTOs were built between 1962 and 1964, of which two now belong to Chris Evans and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason. 

read the rest at Top Gear

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And now the most expensive car wreck of all time? The $28.5M Ferrari 250 GTO.
From one of our favorite carpr0n sites, wreckedexotics.com:

Touted as the Ferrari that most successfully embodies the traits of  the marque, the 1962-64 Ferrari 250 GTO became the most valuable car in  the world.  In 2008 an anonymous English buyer bought a 250 GTO at  auction for a record $28,500,000.  The crash below represents a car  worth more than the combined value of all 14 Enzos involved in  accidents.  It is simply unbelievable that an owner would even dare take  this car on the road.    After a track event involving historic cars, the owner of this rare  beast rammed into the back of another car after traffic slowed down.

And now the most expensive car wreck of all time? The $28.5M Ferrari 250 GTO.

From one of our favorite carpr0n sites, wreckedexotics.com:

Touted as the Ferrari that most successfully embodies the traits of the marque, the 1962-64 Ferrari 250 GTO became the most valuable car in the world. In 2008 an anonymous English buyer bought a 250 GTO at auction for a record $28,500,000. The crash below represents a car worth more than the combined value of all 14 Enzos involved in accidents. It is simply unbelievable that an owner would even dare take this car on the road. After a track event involving historic cars, the owner of this rare beast rammed into the back of another car after traffic slowed down.

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