Here’s something you don’t see at an auction everyday; A Ferrari F40. Yep, the supercar of our childhood was auctioned off at the Historics at Brooklands Auction in Surrey, England this past weekend.
The fabled F40, once the fastest production car on the planet, holds a number of historical distinctions, including the title of being the last Ferrari model to ever be commissioned by the company’s founder Enzo Ferrari to celebrate the brand’s 40th anniversary of producing vehicles at the company’s plant in Maranello.
This particular F40, which was built in 1989, was expected to attract a sizable number of bid with the organizers of the Historics at Brooklands Auction pegging the bid value of the car to reach somewhere around $430,000 to as high as $500,000.
There’s no doubt that spending close to half-a-million is a lot of money to part with, even for the lofty standards of high-end auctions like this one. But if it means getting your hands on one of the most sought-after Ferrari’s in company history – and one that only has around 10,500 miles on its tread – then the very thought of seeing your $500,000 fly off into the sunset may just be a little worth it.