Just the other day we told you about a car that looks set to break a record for the most expensive Ferrari ever sold at auction. It was tipped to fetch so much money that some thought it may rival the most expensive car ever sold, a record held by a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé. Those who keep tabs on these things and have more knowledge than the usual motoring keyboard warriors said otherwise, and we were with them. The old Merc fetched a rather ridiculous price of $114,400,000, which translates to R2,230,000,000. To put that into even more perspective, that price could have built nine Nkandlas. Up until this much-publicised auction, the most expensive Ferrari ever sold at auction was a 1964 Tour de France-winning Ferrari 250 GTO which was sold for a massive price tag of $70 million, or R1,370,000,000. The main thing about that auction was that it was a closed affair with only a few of the world’s elite having access. That car was bought by David MacNeil, founder of automotive accessory giant WeatherTech. This 1962 Ferrari 330 LM / 250 GTO looked set to pull in some pretty serious money, and with this auction being a true public auction, hopes were high that the classic Italian street/race car with a storied provenance would fetch enough money to get it into the record books. The car had a class win and 2nd overall finish at the 1962 Nürburgring 1000 km, competed in the 1962 24h-Hours of LeMans, and it was the 1965 Sicilian Hillclimb Championship runner-up.
Take a look at the YouTube video that covers the entire auction of this 1962 Ferrari 330 LM / 250 GTO. You can watch for almost an hour, but if you have a real job and time is money, then you can fast forward to the good bits, like we did: RM Sotheby's | The One – 1962 Ferrari GTO | RM Sotheby's
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