A Ferrari 250 GTO, S/N 4153GT, has been sold in a private sale for a world record £52 million, smashing the previous highest (know) sale price for a 250 GTO of £32 million.
The Ferrari 250 GTO has been the world’s most expensive, and desirable, classic car for a very long time, with prices for the 36 250 GTOs Ferrari made reaching in to the 30s of millions.
But if #3851 indicated a big drop in 250 GTO prices, they’ve now been sent through the roof with the sale of Ferrari 250 GTO #4153 for a world record £52 million.
This particular 250 GT was the winner of the Tour de France Automobile in 1964, and came fourth at Le Mans, despite which it has never been crashed. Which is rather rare amongst 250 GTOs.
Originally owned by French racing driver Pierre Dumay, it ended up in the hands of German racer Christian Glaesel and has been in how ownership 2003. Until now.
The word is that it’s been bought by David MacNeil, founder of WeatheTech, a US company which makes high quality floor mats for cars, and his new 250 GTO joins his classic car collection as the headline act.
Amazing how much money you can make out of car mats.