Join Date: Oct 2007
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Well apparently the live feed eventually worked but I didn't get to see it. Here is the result. Well below what most people were predicting, but still a decent sale I think.
From USA TODAY
Ferrari tops $38M to set record
CARMEL, Calif. — A red Ferrari set a record Thursday as the most expensive car ever sold auction. The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta, reportedly one of only 39 made, sold for $38,115,000 including the 10% commission at a Bonhams auction here. Auction officials say the sale easily topped the previous record of any car ever sold at auction, about $30 million for a 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196R F1 single-seat racer sold last year at a Bonhams auction in England. But the GTO failed to meet widespread expectations that it could become the most expensive car ever sold -- period. That record belongs to a Ferrari GTO sibling sold in a private sale last year for about $52 million, according to McKeel Hagerty, a car auction expert and insurer of collectable cars.
Thank you for the Report Onno. Have expectation been too high or was the car to less a representant of the best of the best within it's type ? Probably both.
Will be interesting to see if some indicate this finally as a sign to run towards the Exit door....?! ;-)
Present: 365 GTB/4, Scud
Past: 250 GTE, 250 PF (2), 275 GTBsn, 330 GTC, 456GT, 550, 360Stradale, 430Scuderia, F40, F50