How much would you spend on a car? £1,000? £20,000? Maybe even over £100,000 if you are lucky? Ok, how about if you won the lottery, how about £1,000,000? The point I am trying to make with these seemingly endless rhetorical questions is that cars mean different things to different people. For those who just want to get from A to B it is a tool. For those with a passion for cars it is their pride and joy. However, for true enthusiasts money is merely an obstacle between them and their dream car. The lucky few that have the bank balance to chase their dreams often do and that is exactly what has just happened in the UK. Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Sells For Record £24 Million.
Becoming the most expensive car ever sold in the United Kingdom, this 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa has sold for £24,000,000. The classic is completely original and has competed at Le Mans twice and won the 12 hours of Sebring driven by Formula One world champion Phil Hill. The beautifully curvaceous Scaglietti bodywork houses a 3.0 litre V12 engine with 300BHP. Even by todays standards, let alone 1957, a 0-60MPH time of 6 seconds and a top speed of 167MPH is impressive.