The Italian brand Ferrari, founded in 1929, is probably the most famous automotive brand in the world. Ferrari is specialised in producing high-speed and exclusive cars. Ferrari sells a total of approximately 7,500 new vehicles each year. But it's not the new Ferraris that are the most expensive, it’s the old Ferrari's that are often worth millions. The value of old Ferraris has been rising dramatically for years, making Ferrari one of the most profitable investments today. Below is the list of the five most expensive Ferraris in the world.
5. Ferrari 250 GT SWB California (value 15 million dollars)
We start the list with the most expensive Ferraris with this Ferrari 250 GT SWB California. Only a total of 56 cars are made of this Ferrari. This particular 1961 model is so expensive because the car is still in its original condition and the Ferrari was owned by famous French actor Alain Delon. The Ferrari was found a few years ago in a French barn.
4. Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa (value 16,4 million dollars)
Ferrari produced 22 copies of the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa. The car was specially made for major car races in North and South America. The prototype auctioned for more than 16 million dollars. The other TestaRossas are modelled after this car. This Ferrari was temporarily the most expensive car in the world during the auction in 2011.
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3. Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Tre Posti Speciale (value 23,5 million dollars)
The Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Tre Posti Special is probably the strangest Ferrari in this list of most expensive Ferraris. Ferrari has made only two copies of this car. The unique thing about the car is that it's a three-seater instead of a two-seater (like almost all Ferraris). To make it even stranger, the driver of the car sits in the middle and the passengers on the left and right of the driver.
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2. Ferrari 290 MM Scaglietti Spyder (value 28 million dollars)
This Ferrari 290 MM Scaglietti Spider (only four produced) was last auctioned in 2016. The car raised $28 million and immediately made it the world's most expensive car that left an auction. Too bad for the owner that he can never show the car on the road. This Ferrari too is designed purely for racing.
1. Ferrari 250 GTO (value 52 million dollars)
The most expensive Ferrari in our list is the Ferrari 250 GTO. Only 39 copies were built of this Ferrari, and it was Ferraris top model during the racing season of 1962. So experts and collectors often consider the 250 GTO as the ultimate Ferrari. Whether this is really the most expensive Ferrari in the world is questionable. There are stories of Ferrari GTOs that have been sold privately for much more. However, the cars on this list have all been sold during public auctions.
As said, the value of old Ferraris increases very quickly and this list of most expensive Ferraris is just a snapshot. Therefore it's possible that this list can be out of date soon. If you also want to invest in an old Ferrari, but the cars in this list are out of your reach, you can visit our classic cars and modern classic car auction, where weekly 'entry models' Ferraris are offered.
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