A CONSTANT QUEST FOR BEAUTY AND HISTORY
True car lovers are extremely passionate about the history of the vehicles they possess and drive.
They seek beauty, engineering treasures, great speed, unparalleled on-road performances, elegance, style but, above all, they are eager to unveil the secret, unique past of each vehicle they had the chance to acquire.
And the automobile specialized press as well as the sector’s enthusiasts are eager to know how this constant quest for the best influences luxury or sports cars’ prices.
Which are the most expensive cars in the world? It is very difficult to give a clear and definite answer to this question but the historic sales at the most famous world auctions can give an indication on the most sought vehicles of all times.
WHAT MAKES A SPORTS CAR EXPENSIVE?
Sports cars often become more and more expensive because of their racing history, the victories they grabbed at international championship, even the mere participation to them adds value to a car.
Therefore, with an intense, captivating past, these classic vehicles become an excellent investment to bet on.
THE 1962 FERRARI 250 GTO
Sold in 2012 for 38,1 million dollars, during what is considered as the most important single car transaction in the United Kingdom and maybe in the entire world, the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, according to the Octane Magazine, was sold by the British real estate agent Jon Hunt to the influential Mexican businessman, Carlos Hank Rhon.
This GT car – powered by a Ferrari’s Tipo 168/62 V12 engine – was the 19th model of the 250 GTO, specifically produced for the 1962 Tour de France. The famous French racing driver, Jo Schlesser, had the chance to drive it finishing second at the Nürburgring 1000 km endurance race and, again, grabbing the second prize at the Rouen-Les-Essarts motor race.
Destroyed in a terrible accident in which the racing driver, Henri Oreiller, died, this Ferrari 250 GTO was completely reassembled by the Italian passionate collector Fabrizio Violati, the man who gave a second life to this supercar.