. Ferrari Classics with 8 Figure Price Tags - CarsAddiction.com

Ferrari, one of the most expensive cars in the world. And not only the new ones with zero miles but also the 50+ year old classics.  These cars are so much more than a means of transportation, they are rolling, functional pieces of art. Like paintings, these cars are collected for the beauty and story they possess. They are seen as investments, investments which can be showcased, driven and heard.

Experiencing such cars in close range is not as common as you think, however we happen to come across this Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB at the Malta Classic back in 2016. This particular model was built in 1960 and is just one of 176 examples built and occasionally raced on special events by Swiss driver Egon Hofer.

We have listed below the 25 most expensive Ferrari's ever sold including the most expensive car sold at an auction, a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta 1962 and sold for a record price of $38,115,000.

Besides the beauty and celebrity status figure of these Ferraris, the rarity factor and racing pedigree comes into play. Not to mention the fine Italian craftsmanship that went into building each of these cars by hand from the factory floor of Maranello to be sold off to rich businessmen all over the world. Each car has a unique story, some of them pampered all their life, some raced, others involved in accidents and unfortunately forgotten in barns or sheds.

Selling Price (USD) Year of Manufacture Model Auction House Date Sold Location
$10,175,000 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 (Steve McQueen's) RM Auctions August 16, 2014 Pebble Beach, California, USA
$10,894,900 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider RM Auctions May 18, 2008 Pebble Beach, California, USA
$11,275,000 1960 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione Gooding & Company August 19, 2012 Pebble Beach, California, USA
$11,440,968 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB H&H Classics October 14, 2015 Duxford, Cambridgeshire, UK
$11,550,000 1964 Ferrari 250 LM RM Auctions August 15, 2014 Pebble Beach, California, USA
$12,402,500 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa RM Auctions May 17, 2009 Maranello, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
$12,812,800 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta 'Competizione' RM Auctions May 25, 2013 Tivoli, Lazio, Italy
$13,200,000 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta 'Tour de France' RM Auctions August 13, 2015 Pebble Beach, California, USA
$13,500,000 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competizione Gooding & Company August 20, 2016 Pebble Beach, California, USA
$14,300,000 1964 Ferrari 250 LM RM Auctions November 21, 2013 New York City, New York, USA
$14,520,000 1966 Ferrari 275GTB/C Gooding & Company August 19, 2017 Pebble Beach, California, USA
$15,180,000 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider Gooding & Company August 16, 2014 Pebble Beach, California, USA
$16,390,000 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Gooding & Company August 21, 2011 Pebble Beach, California, USA
$16,500,000 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale Gooding & Company August 17, 2015 Pebble Beach, California, USA
$16,830,000 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider Gooding & Company August 17, 2015 Pebble Beach, California, USA
$17,160,000 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider Gooding & Company March 11, 2016 Amelia Island, Florida, USA
$17,600,000 1964 Ferrari 250 LM RM Auctions August 13, 2015 Pebble Beach, California, USA
$18,150,000 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione Gooding & Company August 20, 2016 Pebble Beach, California, USA
$18,400,177 1954 Ferrari 375-Plus Spider Competizione Bonhams June 27, 2014 Goodwood, West Sussex, UK
$18,500,000 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider Artcurial February 6, 2015 Paris, France
$26,400,000 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale RM Auctions August 16, 2014 Pebble Beach, California, USA
$27,500,000 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S NART Spider RM Auctions August 17, 2013 Pebble Beach, California, USA
$28,050,000 1956 Ferrari 290 MM RM Sotheby's December 10, 2015 New York City, New York, USA
$35,711,359 1957 Ferrari 335S Artcurial February 5, 2016 Paris, France
$38,115,000 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Bonhams August 14, 2014 Carmel, California, USA

As you can tell from selling dates, these cars do not go up for sale that often. However when they do the best thing is to be prepared. For this year (2018) we see the first high roller Ferrari coming up for sale on the 9th of March at the Gooding & Co. Amelia Island auction. Unlike the above this 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose Alloy is estimated to reach seven figures, between $2,500,000 - $3,250,000. But we think this is a bargain to have as it is the only one of 80 aluminum-bodied long-nose 275 GTBs to be produced and it is all still in original condition. The past has always told us that cars such as this will appreciate in value, and we can't think a better way than investing such money on a well preserved Ferrari.


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