Top 15 World’s Most Expensive Ferrari Cars Ever Sold

5 November 2016

Ferrari still holds the record of the world’s most expensive car sold at auction. What about the rest of the cars? Here, we answer it with fifteen most expensive Ferrari cars.

Ferrari cars may not be practical to drive in most roads in the world. On the other article, I covered fifteen reasons for you to think twice before spending your precious dollars on them. But that does not stop collectors to hunt down these most expensive Ferrari cars.

If you have read our articles about most expensive cars from other manufacturers (such as Aston Martin and Porsche), you could probably guess why these cars much more expensive than their initial price.

The older, the better. That is the key to their exclusivity. These costliest Ferrari cars were produced decades ago. Yet they are still in their prime conditions which make them even more valuable.

So, I did some research and came up with these world’s fifteen most expensive Ferrari cars ever sold. We ranked them based on exact price the particular unit was purchased when the sale took place. In addition to that, we showcase some of the best photographs of the cars as well. Enjoy!

15. Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB ($11,440,968)

Top 15 World's Most Expensive Ferrari Cars Ever Sold | #15. Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB ($11,440,968)
Top 15 World’s Most Expensive Ferrari Cars Ever Sold | #15. Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB ($11,440,968) | source: pinterest.com

Ferrari 250 series was the manufacturer’s most successful early line when it was produced from 1953 to 1964. What made it so successful is the fact that the cars were lighter than the competitors. The V12 engine in the car itself is around 100 lbs lighter from those.

Cars from this series share some similarities. The most common is the wheelbase. And this particular series, the short-wheelbase (SWB), use a 2,400-mm wheelbase.

This Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB is one of the world’s top ten best all-time sports cars. The car won the 1961 GT Class Constructor’s Championship. That is how awesome this car can perform. No wonder that one buyer bid its road car version for about $11.5 million!

The 1960-built car was auctioned at H&H Classics in Duxford, United Kingdom, back in October last year. It was donated by Richard Colton to benefit the UK’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

There were only 176 of them built. Each one is powered by a 3.0-L V12 engine. That engine output ranged from 240 PS (177 kW; 237 hp) to 280 PS (206 kW; 276 hp). Sweet…

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