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What to know about the most expensive Ferraris?
You’re in the right place!
… the Italian supercar specialist and Formula One racing giant worth a mind-boggling $30 BILLION…
… the Prancing Horse in gold and red is a worldwide symbol of luxury, performance, and style…
Do you have any idea what their most expensive car is?
… heck, you might be wondering if you’ll ever afford it?
Well, lucky for you we got you covered.
Let me say this straight, it’s not the latest models you need to keep an eye on, it’s the old ones.
They’re worth millions!
In this article, we’ll dish out all you need to know about the 99 most expensive Ferraris ever sold.
We’ve added in how much they’re worth and in some cases, who bought them!
You’ll also get to know how fast these guys can go, what engines they have, and lots more!
Take a front seat, buckle up, and have a look at the most expensive PASSION MOBILES ON WHEELS.
So let’s get down to it people!
1. 1963 Ferrari GTO
This baby was sold for $70 Million.
By far, this is the highest anyone paid for a car! (And a Ferrari at that.)
With only 36 examples of 1963 Ferrari GTO made all over the world, you bet it’ll cost many zeros.
This particular car was sold privately by a German collector to the founder of WeatherTech, David MacNeil.
Marcel Massini, the world’s top collectible Ferrari expert, recognized this model was worthy of holding the top 1 rank of ANY car price list.
The 1963 Ferrari GTO is no doubt one of the biggest trophies in the car-collecting world perceived for its dominance on the race track.
It is rare, beautiful, and supreme.
This particular model also has quite a record.
As flaunted by Massini, this set of wheels won the Tour de France in 1964 and came in fourth at Le Mans.
What’s more, this beaut NEVER CRASHED in the arena.
2. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
Sold for a hefty $52 Million in 2013, this 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO gets second place in this list.
It was purchased by an unnamed buyer from a Connecticut-based collector, Paul Pappalardo.
This automobile runs with a top speed of 174 mph and goes 0-60 mph in just 6.1 seconds.
It may not be the fastest, but it sure is an extremely expensive ride seeing as only 56 cars were circulated worldwide.
Now get this: The famous Chris Evans bought one vintage 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO in 2010 that cost him the best part of 12 Million quid.
3. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
Our top 3 is still a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO.
This chassis 3413 GT sold for $48.4 million at RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction in 2018.
It convened on August 26 during the Monterey Classic Car Week.
And to some of you who might be wondering…
… “chassis” refers to the base frame of a car. Some models have varying base frames like in this case.
Our third one here holds the record of being the most expensive gizmo sold in an auction!
It surpassed another 250 GTO chassis 3851 GT by a small margin.
The latter was sold at the Bonhams Quail Lodge Sale for only $38,115,000 in 2014.
4. 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti
Known as the RAREST in the world…
… with only FOUR of its kind, this deserves the 4th spot on this list.
This 50s devil can produce 400 horsepower with a 4.1-liter V12 engine. It can reach a top speed of 190 mph – completely unheard of in its time.
The fact that this baby is ridden by some of the top Formula One drivers like Mike Hawthorne and Stirling Moss only justified its massive value of $35 Million more.
5. 1956 Ferrari 290 MM Scaglietti Spider
What’s another spider doing here, you ask?
This vintage Ferrari auto is one of the four 290MM Scaglietti Spiders. This one, in particular, was sold at an auction and cost $28,050,000.
This particular car was originally made to honor one of the finest Formula One racers of all time, Juan Manuel Fangio.
This car has a very long archived racing career and has also NEVER BEEN CRASHED in all its races.
Good job eh?
The car can reach 174 mph in top speed. It can also do 0-60 mph in less than 5 seconds.
This auto is also well-endowed with a 3.5-liter V12 engine that produces 320 bhp.
6. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 N.A.R.T. Spider
This 1967 Ferrari 275 NART Spider sold for a staggering $27.5 million at a Californian auction.
The unique thing about no. 6 is that it belonged to a single family for over 45 years!
With only 10 of these cars around, it rightfully belongs to this list of rare expensive rides!
The Ferrari NART Spider has features that include the following:
A 3.3 L 4-cam V12 engine that produces 296 hp and 294 Nm / 217 lb-ft of torque.
A top speed of 162 mph.
And it can go 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds.
7. 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale
This 1964 Ferrari 275 Speciale is suffixed that way as there are only THREE of them around!
This particular model is the first of the three ever sold in an auction and it’s worth a whopping $26.4 million.
…this car model was originally made to defend the crown of the Italian Car Manufacturer against two new entrants: American Shelby Cobra Daytona and Ford GT4o.
This model’s defining moment was when it became known as the first Ferrari to accommodate an independent rear suspension and transaxle gearbox.
8. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider
Known as a beast in its time, this 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider sold for $18.5 Million in Paris, France around 2015.
These cars are rigged with a 2,953 CC SOHC Tipo 168/61 V-12 engine that heaves 240 HP at 7,000 RPM.
That means it’s fast.
Lighting fast – back in its time.
It’s vintage, rare, and illustrious.
It’s worth your millions if you ask me.
9. 1954 Ferrari 375-Plus Spider Competizione
A little history lesson: Enzo Ferrari decided to build a small series of spiders that would spearhead Scuderia’s latest assault on the World title after winning the Auto Sport World Championships in 1953.
Of the FIVE two-seat sport-racing 4.9-liter, V12-engined competizione mobiles around the world, this one stands out exponentially.
On June 27, 2014, this car was auctioned by Bonhams at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
It’s notable for it helping Ferrari win the 1954 Sports Car Championship as it competed in the Le Mans 24 Hours and Mille Miglia.
10. 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione
This set of wheels is the only one of its style.
It has an aluminum body, competition extras, and covered headlights.
It’s been driven by the likes of George Reed and Alan Connell.
In 1960 and 1961, it contested at the Bahamas Speed Week in Nassau.
This car also made regular line-up starts in SCCA events through 1964 with its excellent performance.
This beauty produces 275 bhp at 7000 rpm powered by a 2,953 CC SOHC Type 168 V-12 engine.
No wonder it’s a champ!
And you’ve already passed the 10th car!
Are you enjoying the ride so far?
Especially the numbers these cars are worth, right?
Let’s get going! On to the rest of the list!
11. 1964 Ferrari 250 LM
The 1964 Ferrari 250 LM is considered the best made in existence!
This particular car is the 23rd produced out of 34 worldwide. It has an astonishing record of many 1st place finishes.
Because of its reputation, it’s been successfully endorsed in England by Ron Fry, David Skailes, and Jack Maurice.
In 2015, this car sold for $17,600,000 at RM Sotheby’s – MONTEREY.
In the 12th spot are two 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spiders sold on separate occasions.
Have a look!
12(A). 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider
Worth 17.16 Million, another Ferrari 250 GT Spider was sold in 2016 at Amelia Island by Gooding & Company.
Shipped brand-new from Millan, this was originally owned by Gianfranco Frattini, a famed Industrial Designer.
This expensive Ferrari is the one featured in the Academy Award-Winning Film “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow.”
12(B). 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider
Still another 1961 Cal Spider next on the list.
With a price tag of $16.83 Million, this baby was sold off at Gooding Pebble Beach auction in 2015. Like the one sold in Paris, this too had not been completely restored.
This car is close to its original condition and has been maintained exquisitely. Thus, it’s hard to find it shown in Major Events.
If I owned this, I wouldn’t let the public see it too much either.
13. 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale
The 1962 Ferrari Berlinetta Speciale features an entirely new look beloved by many!
It served as a personal car owned by Nuccio Bertone inspired by Ferrari’s legendary sharknose racing cars.
It’s complete with Ferrari Classiche Certification, Books, Tools, and a Massini Report.
It’s won multiple best-of-show awards at leading international Concours.
In 2015, it’s sold by Gooding & Company at Pebble Beach for a thumping $16.5 Million.
Its 240 HP at 7,000 RPM comes from a 2,953 CC SOHC Tipo 168/61 V-12 Engine with three Weber 40 DCZ6 carburetors.
14. 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
Fitted with a powerful 3-liter V12 engine, it’s tagged to be worth $16.4 Million.
The 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa has a top speed of 161 mph, produces 300 bhp and 302Nm of torque, and can go from 0-60 in under 6 seconds.
15. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider
Yes, another 1961 Ferrari Cal Spider, but this time, it’s worth a little less than the ones mentioned on the upper list.
Still by Gooding & Company, this was sold for a mere $15,180,000 at Pebble Beach in 2014.
This covered-headlight show car was a big hit!
16. 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C
This Ferrari 275 GTB/C was completed in July of 1966 bearing the chassis number 09051.
With black leather interior and Argento Metallizzato finish, Gooding & Co. estimated the Ferrari to be worth about $14.52M.
The exterior is embellished with lightweight alloy bodywork.
It also includes a set of original Borrani aluminum wire wheels.
Its power emanates from a 3.3-liter V12 matched with high-lift camshafts, 250 LM-type valves, unique custom pistons, a redesigned crankshaft, and Weber 40 DFI/3 carburetors.
17. 1964 Ferrari 250 LM
Massini described the 1964 Ferrari 250 LM to be one of the most spectacular mid-engined sports cars ever built. He further added that the 250 LM is a true competition race car that’s rarer than the 250 GTO.
It may also be the last Ferrari, according to Massini, to win the grueling 24-hour race at Le Mans.
The design perfection 250 LM is configured at its mid-engine that allowed the artisans to wrap the bodywork around the chassis.
This masterpiece was sold at Sotheby’s ART OF THE AUTOMOBILE in 2013 for $14.3 Million.
18. 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competizione
Built and driven by Hugus and Pabst to 7th Overall at the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans, this beauty right here is one of the first competition SWB Berlinettas.
Since a complete restoration by GTO Engineering, this car has been maintained and Red Book Certified by the Ferrari Classiche Department and Offered with Massini Report to the buyer.
It’s sold at Pebble Beach in 2016 by Gooding and Co. for $13.5 Million.
19. 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta ‘Tour De France’
Owned and raced by the legendary Marquis Alfonso de Portago, this 250 GT Berlinetta placed 1st at the 1956 Tour de France Auto.
This is the same pair of wheels that instituted the “Tour de France/TdF” nomenclature.
This auto is the 5th of only 7 Scaglietti-bodied first-series competition berlinettas.
It has earned various notable awards namely: the Prix Blancpain Award at the Louis Vuitton Concours d’Elegance, Cavallino Classic Platinum award, and awarded First in Class at Pebble Beach and Meadow Brook.
It was sold at RM | Sotheby’s – MONTEREY 2015 for $13.2Million.
20. 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta ‘Competizione’
Fun fact about our 20th car on this list: it is the ONLY race car to have been driven in the World Sports Car Championship by three World Champions: Hawthorn, Ascari, and Farina.
This well-known race car is also presented at numerous Concours d’elegance.
With the efforts to counter mount competition from Jaguar, Maserati, and Lancia, this sports car with powerful mechanical specifications and ravishing coachwork came to life.
It was sold for $12,812,800 at Villa Erba in 2013.
That’s our top 20 forks!
Let’s have a look at the next ones!
21. 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
Produced from 1957 to 1958, this TR 250 is immediately recognizable by many.
Its beautiful frame and sleek design are a head-turner for most collectors and avid fans.
In the 19 international championships it participated in, it emerged victorious in 10 of them.
The sensational “pontoon fender” 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa with chassis # 0714TR was sold for $12,402,500.
22. 1964 Ferrari 250 LM
Of the 32 ever built, this 19th model became a personal use for a man named William F. Harrah.
This artistry has earned a Red Book certification by Ferrari Classiche. It’s also a multiple-award winner at the 2014 Cavallino Classic and other frequent Concours.
This historic racing entrant has 320 hp, 3,286 aluminum-block V-12 engine with six Weber 38 DCN carburetors, and five-speed transmission specs to name a few.
At RM | Sotheby’s – MONTEREY 2014, it sold for $11,550,000!
23. 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB
For £7,392,000 or $11,440,968, you can get this 1960 Ferrari 250 GT short-wheelbase (SWB) Berlinetta, chassis 1995 GT.
This car served as one of the donations to benefit the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in the UK by British V12 Ferrari collector, Richard Colton.
It was 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 which closed the deal for only £2,161,600 ($3,345,267)
24. 1960 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione
This legendary 1960 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione is a Participant in the First Colorado Grand Distinguished Show Car Pedigree.
And this one, like the rest of them, is a rarity too!
It’s one of Only 9 Alloy-Bodied LWB California Spiders. Coupled with Competition Specifications, Disc Brakes, and Covered Headlights.
This baby is sold for $11,275,000!
25(A). 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider
If James Bond were a car, he’d be this 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider
Owned by actor James Coburn, this car set a new record for a vintage car at an auction. It surpassed the $10,756,000 Sotheby’s Monaco in 1990 for a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO.
This top of the line black Cal Spider sold at $10,894,900 at the second annual Ferrari Leggenda e Passione auction in Monello, Italy.
25(B). 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4
This 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 is a famous car owned by famous people.
It was delivered to Steve McQueen, the renowned Hollywood and motoring Icon. He owned this car for 4 years before it was passed on to Guy Williams, another TV star famous for his Zorro and Lost in Fame Time.
It was then sold at RM | Sotheby’s – MONTEREY 2014 for $10,175,000. Before it got to auction, it was also in the hands of F1 Indy and Le Mans racer, Vern Schuppan.
Right now, the car is displayed by the Maranello Company at its Exhibit.
The car is said to have 300 bhp, five-speed manual transmission, 3,286 ccs dual-overhead-camshaft-per-bank Colombo V-12 engine with six Weber carburetors, four-wheel upper and lower wishbone coil-spring independent suspension, and disc brakes in both front and rear.
26. 2017 LaFerrari Aperta
During Ferrari’s 70th Anniversary celebration at the legendary Fiorano circuit, Italy, this baby sold for $9,982,000!
The proceeds were donated to an international organization that works to improve the lives of disadvantaged children around the world called “Save the Children.”
It’s equipped with a beautiful metallic Rosso Fuoco livery. Its hood and tail are embellished with double metallic Biano Italia racing strips.
27. 1964 Ferrari 250 LM
After it was finished in Rossa Cina, this 1964 Ferrari 250 LM was completed with fitted Panno Blu seats. It was sold destined for Switzerland’s most storied racing team, Scuderia Filipinetti six weeks later.
This car driven by Jochen Rindt and Masten Gregory in 1965 at the Circuit de la Sarthe remained Ferrari’s LAST overall victory in the endurance classic.
28. 1957 Ferrari 250 GT 14-Louver Berlinetta
This 1957 Ferrari 250 GT 14-Louver Berlinetta is all for racing.
1957 Mille Miglia, it garnered 9th Overall and 4th in Class.
It won 4th Overall in the 1957 Coppa Inter-Europa.
In 2010, it’s also a Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Award Winner. As documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini this model is eligible for the Best International Events, including the Mille Miglia
This one sold for $9,460,000.
29. 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider
With single ownership for over 2 decades, you can be sure the quality of this auto is SUPERB!
This well-documented big guy is also featured in Cavallino #53 and Stanley Nowak’s Ferrari Spider California.
Sold For €7.855.000 or $9,447,000 at Sotheby’s – FERRARI – LEGGENDA E PASSIONE in 2017.
30. 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione
FUN FACT: This 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione is a titleholder for the most-expensive car sold during Arizona auction week…
… FOR ONLY TWO DAYS!
This poor old baby sold for a final price of $9,405,000.
Ehem, this poor BUT expensive baby…
And that’s our top 30 most expensive Ferraris ever sold!
Anywho, here’re the remaining of the 100 ponies that didn’t make it to the top of the list.
- 1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Spider – $9,281,250
- 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spider – $9,075,000
- 1967 Ferrari 330 P4 – $9,000,000
- 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider – $8,800,000
- 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider – $8,580,000
- 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta ‘Interim’ Competizione – $8,525,000
- 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta – $8,305,000
- 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider – $8,250,000
- 1955 Ferrari 410S – $8,250,000
- 1951 Ferrari 340 America Barchetta – $8,250,000
- 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione – $8,140,000
- 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider – $8,050,000
- 1950 Ferrari 275S/340 America Barchetta – $7,975,000
- 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C – $7,860,283
- 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider – $7,700,000
- 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet – $7,645,000
- 1952 Ferrari 212 Export Touring Barchetta – $7,398,640
- 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta ‘Tour de France’ – $7,273,054
- 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Berlinetta – $7,260,000
- 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione – $7,260,000
- 1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Berlinetta Competizione – $7,150,000
- 1959 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale Bertone –$7,040,000
- 53.2016 LaFerrari – $7,000,000
- 54.1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial $7,000,000
- 55.1962 Ferrari 250 LM $6,979,225
- 56.1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Speciale Aerodinamica $6,875,000
- 57.1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Pinin Farina Series I $6,820,000
- 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta ‘Tour de France’ $6,710,000
- 1957 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Prototype $6,600,000
- 1957 Ferrari 625 TRC Spider $6,526,800
- 1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Spider $6,490,000
- 1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans $6,490,000
- 1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans $6,490,000
- 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Pinin Farina Series I $6,473,174
- 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet $6,380,000
- 1955 Ferrari 857 Sport $6,270,000
- 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Pinin Farina Series I $6,160,000<
- 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competizione “SEFAC Hot Rod”$6,105,000
- 2005 Enzo Ferrari $6,050,000
- 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider $5,740,000
- 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione ‘Tour de France’ $5,720,000
- 1955 Ferrari 121 LM $5,720,000
- 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta Competizione $5,692,000
- 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Pinin Farina Series I $5,675,000
- 1966 Ferrari 330 P3 $5,616,000
- 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Pinin Farina Series I $5,610,000
- 1958 Ferrari 412S $5,610,000
- 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Berlinetta $5,445,000
- 1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series III Coupe $5,335,000
- 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione $5,280,000
- 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza $5,225,000
- 2014 LaFerrari $5,170,000
- 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider $5,115,000
- 1957 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series II Coupe $5,087,500
- 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider $4,950,000
- 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione $4,950,000
- 1955 Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta $4,794,720
- 1953 Ferrari 340 MM Spider $4,730,000
- 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose Alloy $4,620,000
- 1962 Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta $4,620,000
- 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta $4,510,000
- 1957 Ferrari 500 TRC $4,510,000
- 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series I $4,455,000
- 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica LWB Coupe Aerodinamico $4,400,000
- 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider $4,455,000
- 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Coupe $4,290,000
- 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza 4,070,000
- 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Series I Coupe Aerodinamico $4,070,000
- 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza $4,059,000
To sum it all up, even winning the lottery won’t get me these cars!
Imagine needing to rack up AT LEAST $12 Million just to even get a taste of any of the Top 20 cars listed here.
These vintage masterpieces increase in value over time.
One might top others in the future, and maybe some won’t even make it.
Conclusion: 100 Most Expensive Ferraris Ever Sold
A handful might say it’s too much luxury on wheels.
And yes, others might disagree with having to spend stupendous amounts of cash just for A CAR.
But I’d agree Ferraris are a great investment!
But that’s another story.
So, do you want one?
Thank you for tuning in and I hope you enjoyed this article of The 99 Most Expensive Ferraris Ever Sold!