Most Expensive Car Sold at Auction

ferarri sold at auction

A super rare 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta has sold at Bonhams for $38,115,000, making it the most expensive car to ever sell at auction. The previous record for a car sold at auction which was also sold at bonhams was the $30 million dollar 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 R F1 Racer which sold last year. Just 39 of these Ferraris were produced and car collectors worldwide drool over the model. It’s a beast on the race track, with this particular vehicle taking second place in the 1962 Tour de France, and they say it’s also a tame street car which can be used for grocery shopping. If I could afford to spend nearly $40 million on a car I don’t think I would be doing my own grocery shopping.

I wouldn’t call myself a car enthusiast, but I am a lover of beautiful shapes and design, so I love nice cars. This Ferrari is nice but I wouldn’t call it $38 million nice, I also wouldn’t say any Jeff Koons sculpture is $50 million nice either. At least with the Ferrari you can get in and take it for a drive ;-)

auction record bonhamsBack view of the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta, looking very sleek and sexy.

ferrari interiorInside the vehicle. It has been in the one family for 49 years.

See more details of the Ferrari 250 GTO and other cars to sell at the Bonhams’ Quail Lodge Auction in Carmel, California at the Bonhams website here.

About Dion

Australian artist and observer of things.. all kinds of things. I like a wide variety of art, from the weird and wonderful to the bold and beautiful.. and everything in between.


  1. Wow! This car is incredible.

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