The Ferrari company, founded by the Italian Enzo Ferrari in 1947 (until 1947, it did not produce cars), has always been a symbol of speed. Her products are the embodiment of style, aesthetics, wealth and power. Everything that the modern car industry has to offer you can easily find in cars with a stallion on the emblem.
Everyone knows that this is a chic brand, but you have no idea how big the price tags hang on some models. What are the most expensive Ferraris in the world?
- 10.1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Passo Corto Cabriolet, $ 6,380,000
- 9.1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial, $ 7,000,000
- 8.1967 Ferrari 330 P4, $ 9,000,000
- 7. 1947 Ferrari 125S, $ 10 million
- 6.1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, $ 16.4 million
- 5.160 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California, $ 17.160,000
- 4.1963 Ferrari 250 LM, $ 17.6 million
- 3.1966 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Tre Posti Speciale, $ 23.5 million
- 2.1956 Ferrari 290 MM Scaglietti Spider, $ 28,050,000
- 1. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, 52 million $
10.1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Passo Corto Cabriolet, $ 6,380,000
This car was the flagship of the company in 1960-1964 and was produced in two series. A chic interior, finished with expensive materials and excellent, even by modern standards, characteristics distinguished the 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Passo Corto Cabriolet (there were also coupe cars in the series).
The 12-cylinder engine with 340 horsepower can accelerate to 265 km / h, which is enough for city driving.
9.1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial, $ 7,000,000
The racing car was released in 1955 and took part in competitions several times, although it did not take the first place (at most it was in the top five).
The engine with a volume of 172 horsepower made it possible to accelerate to a hundred in 6.8 seconds (for 1955 this is a decent result), and the maximum speed is 235 km / h.
There is practically no Ferrari 500 Mondial left today, so the price of $ 7 million is fully justified, given the rich history and uniqueness of the car.
8.1967 Ferrari 330 P4, $ 9,000,000
The Ferrari 330 P4 supercar was built by renowned designer Mauro Forghieri in 1967 specifically for the Le Mans race.
The futuristic design, which borrowed a lot from Formula 1 cars, was a rather bold move on the part of Ferrari, but in the end it fully paid off.
The V12 engine received 450 horsepower and accelerated the car to 100 km / h in just 5 seconds, and if you drown the gas pedal to the floor, then you can see 330 km / h on the speedometer.
At the FIA World Championship in 1967, the driver behind the wheel of this beauty easily left all rivals behind and came to the finish line first.
7. 1947 Ferrari 125S, $ 10 million
This model is considered to be one of the most important in the history of “Ferrari”, since it all began with it. It was the Ferrari 125S that became the first car released under the now iconic brand.
She, as it is not difficult to guess, was created to participate in races and for the first time entered the track on May 11, 1947, in Piacenza. In the same year, she took part in the Grand Prix of Rome, having won a landslide victory, and a year later she won alternately the Mille Miglia and Tour of Sicily competitions, which at that time were the most prestigious in Italy.
The 72-horsepower 1.5-liter engine looks ridiculous now, but then it was quite enough.
Interesting fact: there is a legend that the Ferrari 125S was the first to “drive around” by Enzo Ferrari himself on March 2, 1947, exactly 10 days before the official presentation of the car.
6.1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, $ 16.4 million
The 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Roadster was built in only 34 examples and was a racing thunderstorm in the late 50s and early 60s. This model is credited with winning the Le Mans races in 1958, 1960 and 1961.
The amount of $ 16.4 million is not the estimated value of the car, but the real price that an unknown buyer paid for it in 2011 at the Gooding & Co. California auction. The seller’s name, by the way, is also hidden by a veil of secrecy.
Fun fact: Testa Rossa translates as “redhead”. The car received this name because of the covers in the upper part of the engine, painted in a characteristic color. Even now, this detail remains the signature Ferrari signature.
5.160 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California, $ 17.160,000
The 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California 17 model is interesting primarily not for its characteristics or design, but for the impact that the cars of this series had on the auto industry.
When Enzo Ferrari produced the 250 GT series, Ferruccio Lamborghini was still making tractors. Having owned several machines of this series, he, being a talented mechanic, noticed the unreliable clutch and reported his observations to Enzo. He did not take the criticism well and said that the tractor manufacturer has no right to criticize the sports car. This response hurt Ferruccio and he decided to create a car that would be better than Ferrari. This is how the history of the Lamborghini brand began, which is now no less famous.
It is noteworthy that Lamborghini managed to lure the leading Ferrari specialists who helped him “wipe his nose” to the arrogant Italian.
4.1963 Ferrari 250 LM, $ 17.6 million
For $ 17.5 million, you can buy a couple of islands, an airplane, or an old rare 1963 Ferrari 250 LM .
The finest mid-engined Ferrari was owned by several wealthy UK collectors until 1984, after which it left the kingdom.
The supercar was last seen in 2015 at an auction in New York, where it went under the hammer for the indicated amount. Who became the new owner of this legendary specimen is not known for certain.
3.1966 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Tre Posti Speciale, $ 23.5 million
Model 365 P in 1965 showed itself excellently on the tracks of the leading world championships, repeatedly coming to the finish line first.
Designer Sergio Pininfarina suggested that Enzo Ferrari create a road car based on it, but his idea was met with skepticism. Nevertheless, the founder of the Pininfarina atelier managed to convince Enzo and, as it later turned out, the idea was actually great.
The triple supercar Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Tre Posti Speciale was unveiled at the 1966 Paris Motor Show and became a real gem.
Only 2 copies were released, one of which was already sold in the 21st century for $ 23.5 million.
2.1956 Ferrari 290 MM Scaglietti Spider, $ 28,050,000
Winning the World Sports Car Championship for Enzo Ferrari was no less important than the Formula 1 gold, so his best engineers worked on the creation of sports cars. The Ferrari 290 MM Scaglietti Spider is the essence of their hard work.
Speed, elegance, reliability – in every component the car was as close to ideal as possible. The first “weaving” in 4.8 seconds, Acceleration to 280 km / h, engine displacement of almost 3.5 liters – experienced racers driving such a “rocket” did not leave any chances to their rivals.
1. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, 52 million $
In the period from 1962 to 1963, 36 cars were produced (and 3 more in the second series), which proved to be excellent in competitions. Tour de France gold, two victories in the high-speed climb of Mount Chemrousse are just a small part of the achievements of the Ferrari 250 GTO .
At the time of its release, the model cost $ 18,000, but it was not at all difficult to become its owner because of the price (18,000 for the early 60s was a decent amount): to get behind the wheel of this “baby”, it was necessary to get the approval of Enzo Ferrari himself or Luigi Chinetti, who was his rightful representative in South America. Only a few passed this “casting”.