This Ferrari 250 GTO is the most expensive car ever sold in Britain


From the Ripley’s museum to causing ripples across the world, classic Ferrari cars seems to be the talk of the town. And now, a classic Ferrari 250 GT has become the most expensive car ever sold in Britain with a sale tag of £20.2 million ($31.93 million). With only 39 units built between 1962 and 1964, the vehicle has been world’s most sought-after car, and now we know that people will pay anything to get hands on this baby. This particular automobile is a 1963 model – number 5095 – as is said to be sold by British businessman Jon Hunt, who picked it up in 2008 for a staggering £15.7million ($24.82 million). It is the second most expensive car ever sold in the world after the 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC that earned over $30 million in 2010. The car will soon start its journey to Spain.

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When launched, the car was sold at a just £6,000 ($9,485). This particular model also has an interesting racing history to boast about. With a 3-litre V12 engine under the hood, it can hit 0-60mph in 6.1 seconds and has a top speed of 174mph. It debuted at the 1963 Tour de France road race, finishing second with Carlo Maria Abate and Lucien Bianchi behind the wheel. It also won the Rallye de Picardie, Rallye du Limousin and Les Andelys hillclimb in 1964 alone, and was subsequently owned by Lee Kun-hee, the chairman of Korean electronics giant Samsung, from 1996 to 2007. Other proud 250 GTO Brit owner include Chris Evans, Nick Mason, and Pink Floyd drummer Mason, who has his car since 1975.
[Telegraph]

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