Cars can be many things to different people. There are those who see them as a means of getting from point A to point B, others cherish them and enjoy driving their prized possession. But then there are those who collect cars like art. Just like an oil painting a car has many layers, a texture, a story. Its curves and contours are the canvas and history the paint. Sadly these machines are so precious and valuable that they very early see the light of day. But what is the most expensive car ever sold? The answer is this Ferrari 250 GTO.
Considering just how many Ferrari appear in the top 10 most expensive cars, it is unsurprising that one of these prancing horses has taken the number one spot. More specifically, this is a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta of which competed in the FIA World GT Championships. That year as well as the following one it was Ferrari that took the spoils. This car is immaculate and arguably one of the best examples in existence. Just 39 were built in total making a very rare thing indeed.
The price of the most expensive car in the world? $38,115,000 (or about £28,738,600 today) bought this car at a Bonhams auction in 2014. It is undoubtable that the value of this car has risen since then, as have all Ferrari values at auction. Chassis number 3851GT is currently the king, but how long before that record is broken?