10. Ferrari 250 LM
£13.6 million – Ferrari’s first mid-engined Le Mans car, and a good one to boot. It won the 1965 24 hour race and instantly became an icon.
The car sold in 2015 was one of just 32 ever made – Ferrari needed to build a hundred for it to race in the GT category, so instead entered it as a prototype.
Despite that, it’s road legal, but don’t expect to ever see one.
1. Ferrari 250 GTO
£52.3 million – Sold recently to WeatherTech CEO and famed Ferrari collector David MacNeil in a private deal, this 250 GTO is one of two GTOs on this list and one of five 250s. This particular car has one heck of a history.
Winner of the 1964 Tour de France car race, a year earlier it finished fourth at Le Mans too. The car hasn’t even been crashed despite the fact it’s been used, and used well. That bumped the price up even further.
9. Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione
£13.8 million – One of just nine 250 GT LWB Spider Competiziones ever built.
This one had a flawless ownership history, a trophy cabinet full of concours awards, and was in immaculate condition when it changed hands in 2016 at Pebble Beach. No wonder it cost so much.
8. Ferrari 375-Plus Spider Competizione
£14.2 million – Another racing Ferrari. This 375 was built especially for the 1954 Mille Miglia where it finished second.
It garnered a lot of interest when it was sold four years ago, with the price eventually being just short of £15million.
7. Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder
£14.3 million – Regarded by many as the most beautiful car ever made, the 250 GT SWB California Spyder is a special, special car.
This one was a barn find. Frenchman Robert Baillon bought it to put in a museum, but it wasn’t until after his death that the world got to see this stunner. It was sold in 2015. It still worked, too.
6. Ferrari 275 GTB-C Speciale
£20.4 million – In recent years the value of 275s have skyrocketed. This particular car, sold in 2014, commanded an even more extravagant price than usual.
It was built as a racing car, so that meant aluminium bodywork, and an extra 70bhp from the 3-litre V12. Alas, the car never hit the track.
Pristine example, never raced or rallied…
5. Ferrari 275 GTB 4 S N.A.R.T. Spyder
Ferrari 275 GTB 4 S N.A.R.T. Spyder – Just 10 special North American Racing Team versions of the 275 GTB 4 Spyder were produced in the late-1960s. Ferrari dealer and NART boss Luigi Chinetti ordered the cars, buying each for $8,000 each. Unfortunately, low sales meant that 15 further orders from Chinetti were cancelled, but that makes their value in the present day unbelievable.
This particular car was owned by Steve McQueen. The king of cool’s name on the log book certainly didn’t harm the value, either.
4. Ferrari 290 MM
£21.7 million – Another racer. This one was driven by non other than Juan Manuel Fangio; one of, if not the greatest name in motorsport. The five-time world champion raced the car at the 1956 Mille Miglia, and it went on to enjoy continued success after the Italian road race.
Any car Fangio raced immediately bumps up in value when you consider his association to it, but when you also realise only four 290 MMs ever existed, that makes this one rather special indeed.
3. Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti
£27.3 million – The first non-250 Ferrari on the list, but the third record holder – this Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti took the crown of the most expensive racing car ever sold when it crossed the auction block in 2016.
Names such as Peter Collins, Maurice Trintignant and Wolfgang von Trips peddled the car at the Sebring 12 Hours and Mille Miglia in the late 1950s. Following the car’s retirement, it was kept for 40 years by one owner, until its sale two years ago.
2 Ferrari 250 GTO
£29.5 million – While only second on this list, this 250 GTO is still the most expensive car sold at auction. It went for $38.1 million back in 2014, which puts its value at nearly £31 million in current terms and nearly 40 million in USD.
This particular car was raced by Jo Schlesser, who tragically died on his F1 debut in 1968. The Frenchman bought the car to enter privately in the 1962 Tour de France but. sold the car soon after when team mate Henri Oreiller lost his life in a fatal crash at the duo’s next race.
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