• The Most Expensive Ferrari in the World (2022)

Here’s a list of the world’s most sought after Ferraris ever made.

Ferrari ownership is an entry into an exclusive club, but not all Ferraris are treated the same. Some of those Ferraris enjoy a status that exceeds the realm of exclusivity. Here’s a list of the priciest and most exclusive cars wearing the iconic prancing horse.

1963 Ferrari 250 GTO - $70 Million

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The Ferrari 250 GTO is hailed as the Holy Grail in the realm of collectible automobiles. With just 36 units made between 1962 and 1964, it is not only one of the rarest Ferrari’s out there but also one of the most successful racing cars of its time which just adds to the value of this icon.

There’s no such thing as a bargain Ferrari 250 GTO, but this particular example from 1963 with the chassis number 4153 GT, holds the record for the most expensive car ever sold at an auction at a mind-numbing price of $70,000,000. Powered by a 302 horsepower Tipo Comp. 3-liter V-12 and mated to a 5-speed gearbox utilizing a Porsche-type synchromesh meant this front-engined GT car was capable of running the quarter-mile in just 13.1 seconds and was capable of reaching 174 mph which was unheard of at the time. This record-breaking example even won the Tour de France in 1964 which is one of the key reasons for its exorbitant price. This same example is expected to fetch over $100 million if and when the current mystery owner decides to part way with this iconic piece of automotive history.

1963 Ferrari 250 GTO specifications
Engine Type 168 Comp 60º 3-liter V 12
Transmission 5-speed manual
Power 302 horsepower
Torque 246 pounds-feet
Power-Weight Ratio 0.29 bhp / kg
0-60 mph 5.4 seconds
Top Speed 174 mph

Read our full review on the Ferrari 250 GTO.

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO ($39.6 and $48.4 Million)

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The original 1962 Ferrari 250 GTOs are responsible for giving rise to a new wave of ultra-high-end collectibles. With 36 units homologated between 1962 and 1964, the 250 GTO is Ferrari royalty. The famous "coke bottle" design was penned by famed designers Giotto Bizzarrini and Sergio Scaglietti as a successor to the highly successful 250 GT Berlinetta SWB designed to compete in the GT class in the famed 24 hours of Le Mans and Sebring alongside other automotive and racing icons like the Aston Martin DP123, the Jaguar E-Type and the Shelby Cobra.

This V-12 powered Ferrari borrowed its engine from the 250 Testa Rossa. The All-alloy engine used 6-Webber carburetors and proved to be highly effective in the endurance racing scene. With 302 horsepower and a dog-leg manual transmission, this car was capable of reaching 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds and had a top speed of 174 mph which is quick even by modern standards. Early examples from 1962 are more affordable than later models however the last recorded sale price for a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO was$48.4 million at RM Sotheby’s annual collector car sale in Monterey, California, which makes this one of the most expensive cars in the world.

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1962 Ferrari 250 GTO specifications
Engine Type 168 Comp 60º 3-liter V 12
Transmission 5-speed manual
Power 302 horsepower
Torque 246 pounds-feet
Power-Weight Ratio 0.29 bhp / kg
0-60 mph 5.4 seconds
Top Speed 174 mph

Read our full review on the Ferrari 250 GTO.

Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti ($35.7 Million)

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Derived from the highly successful 315 S, the Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti is yet another chapter in Ferrari’s glorious racing history. The 355 Sports Scaglietti follows the classic front-engined V-12 recipe that dominated the world of racing for decades on end. Designed by the iconic designer and the car’s namesake Carrozzeria Scaglietti, the 355 was powered by a 4-liter Tipo Jano V12, a bored-out derivative of the 315’s powerplant that produced 390 horsepower and came mated to a 4-speed manual. With a dry weight of just 1940 pounds and a short wheelbase, this Ferrari was agile and way quicker than the Maserati 450S, which took down the Ferrari 315 before it.

Even though this isn’t the most successful Ferrari racecar from that era, it sure holds a special place in history and amongst Ferrari aficionados. With only four units produced between 1957 and 1958, out of which one was a conversion from a 315 S, the Ferrari 355 Sport Scaglietti can cost a pretty penny when they make a rare appearance at auction blocks. The last recorded auction price of a 355 was $35,000,000 which makes this one of the rarest and the most expensive Ferraris in the world.

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Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti specifications
Engine 4-liter Tipo 141 Jano V 12
Transmission 4-speed manual
Power 390 horsepower
Torque 246 pounds-feet
Power-Weight Ratio 97 hp/l
0-60 mph N/A
Top Speed 190 mph

Read our full review on the Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti

Ferrari 290 MM Spider Scaglietti ($28 Million)

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Old Ferrari’s are special, it’s a known fact, but the Ferrari 290 MM Spider Scaglietti is Ferrari Royalty. Designed specifically to take part in the 1956 Mille Miglia, which it won with Eugenio Castellotti at the wheel.

The list of racing legends that piloted the 290 MM is quite extensive and includes Sir Stirling Moss, Peter Collins, and Juan Manuel amongst others. Powered by a 3.5-liter Tipo V12 that was derived from its predecessor the 860 Monza, this front-mid-engined Spyder produced a very healthy 320 horsepower and came equipped with a period-correct 4-speed manual transmission. It was a truly cutting edge piece of automotive engineering with a dry weight of just under 2000 pounds and a short wheelbase measuring just 92.5 inches, it was far more nimble than its competitors. And it did all that without sacrificing top-end grunt with a recorded top speed of 170 mph which was on par with some of its bigger, heavier rivals.

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With just four units produced in 1956, it is also one of the rarest and one of the most successful race cars from the Italian auto marque and this has greatly added to their value. The 1956 Mille Miglia race-winning car driven by Juan Manuel Fangio fetched $28 million at an auction. A second car not long before that went under the hammer for $22 million at an RM Sotheby’s auction in Los Angeles, California, to an unnamed buyer which makes this one of the most sought after Ferraris amongst top-dog collectors.

Ferrari 290 MM Spider Scaglietti specifications
Engine 3.5-liter Tipo 130 Jano V 12
Transmission 4-speed manual
Power 320 horsepower
Torque N/A
Power-Weight Ratio 93 hp/l
0-60 mph N/A
Top Speed 170 mph

Read our full review on the Ferrari 290 MM Spider Scaglietti

Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale ($27 Million)

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The moment Ferrari adds the Speciale moniker to one of its cars, that means it’s going to be a complete riot, and the Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale is just that. Introduced for the 1966 season, this lightweight special was based on the road-going Ferrari 275 Grand Tourer but next to nothing with its road-going namesake. The 275 GTB/C Speciale was the work of Scuderia Ferrari, the company’s official racing team. They made 12 units of this lightweight racecar which was supplied to several independent racing teams including NART, Maranello Concessionaires amongst others. The cars were entered in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans and 1967 Targa Florio where it finished first in class.

Powered by a 3-liter Tipo V12, the car made a healthy and received a heavily re-engineered body made out of superlight steel and aluminum which makes this one of the best road-car derived Ferrari race cars of all time. The car also received a healthy dose of fiberglass which was used to reinforce the rear section and other sections of the car without adding excess weight. All these weight-saving measures meant the 275 GTB/C Speciale was a full 150 kilograms lighter than its road-going counterpart. It might not seem like much by modern standards but it was cutting edge for an era that pre-dates the manufacturing of carbon fiber. So the Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale’s rarity combined with its ingenuity means it is highly coveted by Ferrari collectors and is valued at $27,500,000 and some experts reckon it will easily fetch double that amount when another example hits the auction block.

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Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale specifications
Engine 3.5-liter Tipo 130 Jano V 12
Transmission 4-speed manual
Power 300 horsepower
Torque 188.1
Power-Weight Ratio 91 hp/l
0-60 mph N/A
Top Speed 170 mph (estimated)

Read our full review on the Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale

FAQ:

What is the most expensive Ferrari?
The most expensive Ferrari in the world is a 1964 Tour de France winning Ferrari 250 GTO which fetched $70 million at a private auction.

Is there a car worth 100 million dollars?
According to some reports, a 1955 Mercedes 300SLR, which is a part of Mercedes’s heritage fleet is worth over $100 million.

Is there a car worth 50 million?
Back in 2016, a Ferrari 250 GTO reportedly sold for $50,000,000 at a private auction.

Who owns the most expensive car in the world?
According to some reports Jay-Z recently purchased the Rolls Royce Boattail that hold the title of the World’s most expensive new car with a $28,000,000 price tag.

What is the 70 million dollar Ferrari?
The 1964 Tour de France winning Ferrari 250 GTO was sold at an auction for $70,000,000.

Which is the most expensive new Ferrari?
The most expensive new Ferrari currently on sale is the Ferrari SF90 which carries a starting MSRP of $500,000.

Who bought the 70 million dollar Ferrari?
The 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO was purchased by an unknown American Business tycoon for $70 million.

Bhavik Sreenath
Bhavik Sreenath
A keen automotive enthusiast with a love for anything with engines. He loves discovering the world of cars and technology to explore new boundaries in the field of modern-day journalism.  Read full bio
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