This 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO became the highest priced car ever by selling for a whopping $80 million

When it comes to rarest of the rare classic cars that are considered as the most desirable on every car collector’s list, the name that comes on top is the Ferrari 250 GTO. Every time one of the 39 GTOs that were every built hits the auction bloc, it’s expected to brake all previous car sale records. Back in 2013, a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO created history by selling for $52 million. The record that was set five years back has been smashed by another 250 GT, which was sold in a private deal for a whopping $80 million – the highest price ever paid for a car. According to report published by Carbuzz, a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO Series 1 with chassis number 4153 GT “Christian Glaesel” was sold privately to WeatherTech’s founder David MacNeil this week.

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The record breaking 250 GTO that MacNeil bought won the 1964 famed Tour de France race and came in fourth at Le Mans. The uber-rare classic wears a silver and yellow paintjob. According to sources, the car has never been crashed despite a winning record on the track, unlike many other GTOs. MacNeil is an avid Ferrari collector and has owned and raced many rare classic Ferraris, including several 250s. His friends and colleagues say this 250 GTO, too, will get the same treatment and will be driven in vintage rallies and races.

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