It was Founded by Enzo Ferrari, Ferrari SpA has been making high performance automobiles since 1947. In the years that follow, the Ferrari name has become almost synonymous with Formula One racing. Now owned by the Fiat group, Ferrari still produces sports cars for both the road and competitions.
Here are some of the most expensive Ferraris in the world.
Jim Glickenhaus’ Ferrari P4/5 $5 million
It may look classic, but this expensive Ferrari is all modern. From the Pininfarina redesigned body to the 20” tires, this car was rebuilt using state-of-the-art automotive technology. Of course, a car like this couldn’t have anything less than a luxurious interior and this car delivers that with a custom-made layered fabric. Furthermore, lest you think this car is any less a Ferrari after such an extensive overhaul, the car has been given Ferrari’s official seal of approval and is allowed to proudly wear the Ferrari badge.
James Coburn’s 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder – $10,894,900
Sold in May 2008 at the RM Auctions/Sotheb’s Ferrari Legend and Passion auction, the Ferrari 250 GT owned by the former Magnificent Seven star was, like Glickenhaus’ P4/5, designed by Pininfarina. In fact, the latest line of Ferraris, also designed by Pininfarina, has been named California in honor of Coburn’s car.
Ferrari 250 GTO
Thirty-six of these cars were produced from 1962 to 1964 and each was sold for $18,000 to a customer hand-picked by North American Ferrari dealer Luigi Chinetti or Ferrari himself. Since then, the 250 GTO has attained legendary status. A glut of replicas gave rise to the saying that, “Of the 36 which have been built, all 3000+ of them are still running.” In 1991, a Ferrari 250 GTO was sold for $5.5 million the highest sale GTO sale on record. Rumor has it, though, that a 250 GTO was sold to a Japanese collector for $15 million. If this is true, it’d make the GTO the worldâ’s most expensive Ferrari.