Ferrari 250 GTO 1962 edition was sold for $48.4 mln
In the USA at the RM auction at Sotheby’s for a record $48.4 million went under the hammer sports car Ferrari 250 GTO 1962, it was purchased by an unknown American collector.
NV leads 14 facts about the most expensive car ever sold at such auction.
1. Sports car made of steel and aluminum and equipped with a gasoline V-shaped cylinder engine producing 300 HP. the Volume of the fuel tank 130 liters.
2. Ferrari 250 GTO could reach a maximum speed of 280 km/h in 15 seconds. To 100 km/h the vehicle accelerates for 6 seconds.
3. Sports car length – 4.3 m, width 1.6 m, height 1.2 m, wheelbase 2.4 m, weight – 880 kg.
4. Sold the car – the third released from 39 car series 250 GTO.
5. The number “250” in the name denotes the engine capacity in cubic centimeters, but the acronym GTO is Gran Turismo Omologata, which means “allowed to race the car.”
6. The car is equipped with the original bodywork Series II without spoiler, which was equipped with only four versions of the 250 GTO, it was installed automotive Atelier Carrozzeria Scaglietti in 1964. The car has the original interior with blue fabric covering the seats and steering wheel mahogany.
7. Have sold for a record amount of sports car original chassis and disc brakes on all four wheels. Front wheels – Borrani with a diameter of 15 cm and a width of 15 cm, a rear wheels – Borrani with a diameter of 15 cm and a width of 18 cm.
8. Sold for a record amount the car is involved in more than 20 races and has never been in an accident.
9. In 1962, the first car acquired Eduardo Lualdi-Gabardi. During the year he participated in ten races, nine of whom won.
10. In 1963-1964 the car alternately bought three riders – one of them was the future head of the jewelry company Bulgari S. p.A. – Gianni Bulgari.
11. In 1965 the car won the race Boxing Day Race Meeting in the UK.
12. From 1965 to 1999, the car was in various collections and took part in the exhibition races.
13. In 2000 the car for $7 million bought a former Microsoft Manager Greg Whitten.
14. When selling in 2018, the vehicle broke the previous record, which belonged to Ferrari 250 GTO 1962 sold in 2014-m to year at the Bonhams auction for $38.1 million.
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