Ferrari 250 GTO broke a record by selling for 51.7 million dollars
Ferrari's legendary model 250 GTO found a buyer for 51.7 million dollars at the auction organized by Sotheby's auction company today. Thus, it became the most expensive Ferrari in history. This particular vehicle is one of the 4 GTOs known as the Tipo 1962, of which only 250 were produced.
He came first in the Nürburgring 1000 km race
This Ferrari 250 GTO for sale won first place in the Nürburgring 1962 km race in 1000. The vehicle, which also participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in the same year, could not complete the race due to overheating of its engine.
The only 4.0 liter V12 engine GTO used by the Scuderia
This Ferrari 250 GTO was actually the only GTO used by the Scuderia Ferrari team with a 4.0 liter V12 engine. However, it reverted to the standard 3.0-litre engine after the Le Mans race. This made the vehicle much more special in terms of both performance and value.
Expectations of 60 million dollars were not met
There was an expectation of $250 million for this Ferrari 60 GTO. However, the final bid at the auction remained at $47 million. Along with other expenses, the new owner of the vehicle had to pay a total of $51.7 million. This figure was enough to make it the most expensive model in Ferrari history.