Classic Ferrari 250 GTO sells for Record £20.2 Million

Classic Ferrari 250 GTO sells for Record £20.2 Million
This ultra-rare classic Ferrari 250 GTO has sold at auction for £20.2m, making it the second most expensive car ever sold in the world (first place belongs to a Bugatti Type 57SC which sold for between £20m and £26m in 2010) and the also most expensive car ever sold in the UK.

This classic sports car is the world’s most sought-after car with just 39 built between 1962 and 1964, of which two now belong to Chris Evans and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason. It is powered by a 300hp 3.0-litre V12 engine which is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and curb weight, capable of 0-60mph in 6.1 seconds before reach a top speed of 174mph, impressive for a car launched back in the 1960s.

This 1963 model – chassis number 5095 – Ferrari 250 GTO has an impressive racing history, finishing second place in the 1963 Tour de France road race, driven by Lucien Bianchi and Carlo Maria Abate, and won the Les Andelys hillclimb, the Rallye du Limousin and the Rallye de Picardie in 1964.

This classic Ferrari 250 GTO was reportedly sold by British businessman Jon Hunt, the same man who bought it in 2008 for a then world record £15.7million. And four years after the purchase, He already has an extra £4.5 million in profit to his name. The identity of the buyer remains secret.

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