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on October 3 in the United States set a new record in the car market: Occasional model Ferrari 250 GTO went to an anonymous buyer for $ 52 million to this amount for the red sports coupe with body number 5111 was a collector from Connecticut Paul Pappalardo.. According to Bloomberg the assessment, the Ferrari 1962 issue - the most expensive production car in the world, information about the transaction which became public. The previous record belonged to the same model of the Italian manufacturer, which IT-tycoon Craig McCaw bought for $ 35 million.
Pappalardo sold a car with engine capacity of 300 liters. from. He won the rally within the cycling Tour de France 1963 and won twice in high-speed races on the mountain Shemruss. Collector owned Ferrari since 1974. When the car took him new titles, including a victory in the race Le Mans Classic 2002.
Ferrari produced from 1962 to 1964. The model year. The company has developed a car specifically for the race in the GT3 category. A total of 39 cars Ferrari 250 GTO was released.
The best Ferrari ever
This car is valued not only for the opportunity to partake in a unique design, but also for driving performance. In 2004, Sports Car International magazine gave the 250 GTO in eighth place in the list of "the best machine 60s." Motor Trend Classic magazine called the model "the best Ferrari ever produced."
The machine millionaires
One of the 39 cars had been specially made for the famous British driver Stirling Moss. That this car was the most expensive of the race before the recent transaction collector from Connecticut. In June 2012, a car Moss was sold for $ 35 million. The previous owner bought a sports car in 2002 for $ 8, 4 million.
Most of them 250 GTO, writes Top Gear, has settled in the collections of the rich and influential people - from rock stars to the drug lords and politicians.
With the permission of Enzo Ferrari
C, 1962 to 1964, new vehicle of this model in the US was worth $ 18,500 dollars. True, the purchasing power of the US currency was different. Buyer's candidacy approved personally by Enzo Ferrari
In explaining the reasons for the high cost of the machine, market analysts, according to Top Gear, use the term "marketing bubble". Reasonable justification for such prices they can not find.