The title of ‘World’s Most Expensive Car’ is today in the back pocket of a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO that was acquired back in 2014 for the mind-bending price of 30 million pounds – about $38 million.
Another Ferrari is the second most expensive car in the world – a 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti that was purchased for a cool £29 million ($36.2 million) just this year. Yet another Prancing Horse is expected to best them both – a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO which has already been listed in the United Kingdom for a fantastic 45 million pounds – which is 56 million dollars. It has been made available through Ferrari specialists Talacrest, and the price might have to do with the fact this is the second Ferrari 250 GTO ever built. It was ready in March of 1962, and was a factory testing and development car for the GTO series.
It has a gorgeous metallic blue finish with a central white racing stripe, and even performed in the 1962 Sebring 12 Hours under the hands of Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien. It finished first in its class and second on the overall panel. The same year it competed at Le Mans, where ended up third in its class and sixth overall. Under the hood sits the original 3.0-liter V12 packing when new 300 horsepower (223 kilowatts) and able to reach a maximum speed of 174 mph (280 km/h).