Gulp! A Ferrari 250 GTO has sold for a bank-busting £20.2 million – making it the most expensive car ever sold in the UK.
Gulp! A Ferrari 250 GTO has sold for a bank-busting £20.2 million – making it the most expensive car ever sold in the UK. That earns it the accolade of being the second most expensive car in the world too, after a 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC went for between £20 and 26 million. And why not? Classic Ferraris are a solid investment at the moment, and this red 1963 example is one of only 39 produced between 1962 and 1964. Where have the other 38 gone? Furthermore, this beast is powered by a 3.0-litre V12 300bhp engine and rockets to 60mph in 6.1 seconds. That is – amazingly - slower than a new, high-spec, Golf.This poses a fascinating question: what other cars can motorists have for their £20.2 million? The Ferrari California, 458, 599, and FF cost up to £785,009 combined – and the top-of-the-range Volkswagen Golf adds a further £33,315. The Porsche 911, Jaguar XJ, and Rolls-Royce Phantom – again, all in top-spec guise, increase the bill by a gulp- inducing £540,783. And why not have a Maybach 62 S for luck? It only costs £367,490, after all. Finally, best chuck-in the McLaren MP4-12C too; a steel at only £168,500. Every vehicle combined costs less than £1.9 million, which is a long way from the Ferrari 250 GTO's record breaking sale price. That is why I stopped bidding at only £19 million. Ahem!