Friday, June 1, 2012

Ferrari GTO Becomes Most Expensive Car At $35 Million

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO made for race driver Stirling Moss has become the world’s most expensive car, selling in a private transaction  for $35 million.

The distinctive apple-green Ferrari, one of 39 GTOs produced from 1962 to 1964, is listed among May’s high-end sales at anamera, a website for classic car dealers. Two specialist traders have independently confirmed the transaction and price.

This was formerly the world's most expensive car. It is a 1930's Bugatti 57sc Atlantic that sold in a private auction for $30 mill. 
The Ferrari car was painted in the pale-green livery of Moss’s UDT- Laystall race team. Moss suffered a career-ending crash at the Goodwood circuit in Sussex on April 23, 1962, in a race just prior to taking the wheel of his new Ferrari. The car was raced by his fellow U.K. driver Innes Ireland at the 1962 Le Mans, where it retired. This is the most expensive car in the world selling for $35 mill.

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