RedFerrari 250GTO Berlinetta 1962-1963from the collection ofMaranello Rossowas sold atBonhams auctionfor $38.1 million. Currentlyit isthe most expensive modelcarin the history ofauctions.
The uniqueness ofthe reddvuhdverkiwasthat herfirst owner wasthe driverJoSchlesser. Initially,the official website ofBonhamsappeared,that the cost ofthis modelis available on request. Thenit was reportedthatthe approximate price ofcarsranges from $30 to $40 million. Approximatelythe same amountestimatedremaining nineFerrariauctionedtogether.Prior to the auctionBonhamsPresidentRobertBrookssuggested thatrevenue forthe Ferrari 250GTO Berlinettabeat the recordset lastyear.Thenthe carMercedes-Benz W196R1964was sold– againatBonhams –for $29.7 millionandwas the most expensivecarsin the history ofauctions.However,the title of “most expensive of allcars sold» Ferrari 250GTO Berlinetta1962and have not received. It stillbelongs tothe racemodelFerrari250 GTO 1963years old,who joined“hands” during a private transactionfor $52 million.
Collectionand MuseumMaranello Rossowere basedentrepreneurFabrizioViolati, whose family has acquireda fortune onagriculture and thebottlingand deliveryof mineral water.Violatiboughtthe Ferrari 250GTO Berlinettain 1965. Just acollection ofMaranello Rossoincludes25 carsof this brand.According to PeterSweeney,a dealerthat sellsclassiccars, the noise of theFerrari 250GTO Berlinetta,hairstands on end. “It is the cry. It’s notlike anythingyou‘ve ever heard “– he adds. Well, nowthe soundwilldelight theears ofthe former owner of$38.1 million.
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