Red Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta 1962-1963 from the collection of Maranello Rosso was sold at Bonhams auction for $ 38.1 million. Currently it is the most expensive model car in the history of auctions.
The uniqueness of the red dvuhdverki was that her first owner was the driver Jo Schlesser. Initially, the official website of Bonhams appeared, that the cost of this model is available on request. Then it was reported that the approximate price of cars ranges from $ 30 to $ 40 million. Approximately the same amount estimated remaining nine Ferrari auctioned together. Prior to the auction Bonhams President Robert Brooks suggested that revenue for the Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta beat the record set last year. Then the car Mercedes-Benz W196R 1964 was sold – again at Bonhams – for $ 29.7 million and was the most expensive cars in the history of auctions. However, the title of “most expensive of all cars sold» Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta 1962 and have not received. It still belongs to the race model Ferrari 250 GTO 1963 years old, who joined “hands” during a private transaction for $ 52 million.
Collection and Museum Maranello Rosso were based entrepreneur Fabrizio Violati, whose family has acquired a fortune on agriculture and the bottling and delivery of mineral water. Violati bought the Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta in 1965. Just a collection of Maranello Rosso includes 25 cars of this brand. According to Peter Sweeney, a dealer that sells classic cars, the noise of the Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta, hair stands on end. “It is the cry. It’s not like anything you‘ve ever heard “– he adds. Well, now the sound will delight the ears of the former owner of $ 38.1 million.