Some cars are worth more than others, and it’s quite weird how the values are attained. In the world of classic cars, some have values that make absolutely zero sense. Some have a rarity factor and some have that as well as a proven provenance. The most valuable seem to the the ones made in limited numbers that were used in early races, and their performance was so good that they helped steer the manufacturer in question to worldwide racing and commercial success. Such is the case for the manufacturers of the great sportscar brands we have today, most notably Ferrari, Lamborghini and Mercedes-Benz. Out of those brands, it’s Mercedes-Benz that has the record for the most expensive car ever sold when a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé sold for the ridiculous amount of $114,400,000, or just over R2,230,000,000. Yup, two billion, two hundred thirty million dollars. That could buy over 26,000 of the same car I drive now. Not that the car will ever really be driven anywhere. The most expensive Ferrari ever sold at auction is a 1964 Tour de France-winning Ferrari 250 GTO changed hands for a staggering $70 million, or just about R1,370,000,000. It was bought by David MacNeil, the founder of automotive accessory giant WeatherTech.That was a closed auction though, so not everyone who had the funds was able to partake in the auction. This time round, an apparently equally rare early 60s Ferrari is headed to the auction block with RM Sotheby’s and that means the 1% of the world’s 1% will have access to the bidding so we may possibly soon see another record set.
Take a look at the YouTube video that shows a glimpse of what makes this 1962 Ferrari 330 LM 250 GTO so special. By all accounts the car will likely end up as the most expensive Ferrari ever sold at public auction, and may fetch pricing neat the record holder that sold for $10,000,000 more than the estimates for this car, but on the day you never know who is in the mood to throw around unbelievable levels of F-you money: RM Sotheby's - The One - Ferrari 250 GTO | Timeless AddictBe sure to check out our YouTube channel here for more exciting and exclusive SXdrv content! And don't forget to smash that subscribe button!