There is just something about a beautiful car, no? Ferraris have long been one of the most valuable vehicles on the auto market, and a recent Monterrey, Calif. auction saw this 1967 Ferrari sell for a whopping $27.5 million, reports CNN Money on Aug. 18.
The Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spider’s sale price of $27.5 million was the highest price ever paid for a Ferrari at auction. Being only one out of ten ever built, this ’67 Ferrari has a one-of-a-kind inimitability that screams equal parts finery and raw power.
Bloomberg reports the Ferrari’s price tag was “the most paid at auction for the Italian carmaker anywhere in the world and the most for any car bought at a U.S. public sale.” Proceeds from the sale will be donated to charity.
The Ferrari Spider boasts a 300-horsepower, V12 engine. The coveted road-going collectible rings in with an estimated value of $15 million, so the final sale price was one for the books. The owner remained anonymous.
This particular Ferrari Spider has been in the same family since it was purchased new in the 60s by North Carolina businessman and Ferrari collector Eddie Smith Sr. – the only Ferrari Spider this can be said of. The single-owned Ferrari undoubtedly drove up the bidding on this classic sports car.
At the time, Road and Track magazine called the Ferrari Spider “one of the most satisfying sports cars in the world.” My guess is that this gorgeous machine still has some lathered up gratification ahead of it.