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Ferrari celebrates 75 years: The ten most expensive sports cars from Maranello


Highlights: Ferrari celebrates 75 years: The ten most expensive sports cars from Maranello. The most expensive one for over 30 million euros is the Ferrari 335 S. Only 10 examples of the Ferrari 275 GTS4 NART were built. The Ferrari 290 MM was piloted in the Mille Miglia (1956) by Formula 1 legend Juan Manuel Fangio. The 412P Berlinetta brought in a whopping $30.25 million (around €27.8 million) at the “Quail” auction in the USA.

As of: February 24, 2024, 5:32 a.m

By: Simon Mones




The Ferrari myth is still alive after 75 years.

Many sports cars from Maranello sell for large sums at auction.

The most expensive one for over 30 million euros

1 / 108th place – Ferrari 250 California Competizione: The roadster also cuts a good figure in silver.

Also thanks to an aluminum alloy body, which only nine vehicles received.

At the 12 Hours of Sebring, the car with starting number 17 (a sister car can be seen in the picture) finished fifth.

The sports car is now very popular and fetched 18.15 million US dollars (16.9 million euros) at a Gooding & Company auction © Christina Horsten/dpa

2 / 109th place – Ferrari 375 Plus: It is no coincidence that this sports car is reminiscent of a Formula 1 car.

He was also deployed there.

In 1954, the Argentinian José Froilán González won the Silverstone Grand Prix behind the wheel of the 375 Plus.

In the same year, Ferrari also won the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the car.

At a Bonhams auction, the racing car sold for 18.4 million US dollars (17.1 million euros).

© Bonhams Auction House/dpa

3 / 108th place – Ferrari 250 California: Even a good story can increase the value of a car.

This Ferrari 250 California, owned by actor Alain Delon, was considered missing for over 50 years.

It was quite by chance that he was found again in a French farmhouse.

At the Artcurial auction in Paris, the highest bid was an impressive 18.5 million US dollars (17.2 million euros).

© Ian Langsdon/dpa

4 / 107th place – Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione: The 275 GTB also earned its place in this ranking.

The sports car fetched $26.4 million (€24.5 million) at an RM Sotherbys auction in 2014.

© RM Sotherby's

5 / 10 6th place – Ferrari 275 GTS4 NART: One of the rarest Italian models is the 275 GTS4 NART.

Only 10 examples of the sports car were built.

The vehicles were built specifically for Luigi Chinetti, the American Ferrari importer and North American Racing Team (NART) owner, to open-top specification.

At an RM Sotheby's auction, the sports car achieved a highest bid of 27.5 million US dollars (25.58 million euros).

© RM Sotheby's

6 / 105th place – Ferrari 290 MM: With the 290 MM, another successful sports car has made it into the ranking.

Among other things, it was piloted in the Mille Miglia (1956) by Formula 1 legend Juan Manuel Fangio.

Phill Hill also won the 1956/57 sports car world championship with it.

So it's no wonder that the 290 MM was auctioned off in 2015 for a whopping $28.05 million (26.1 million euros).

© RM Sotherby's

7 / 104th place – Ferrari 412P Berlinetta: Another very rare example.

Only two vehicles were built from the 412P Berlinetta.

This was extensively restored over nine years and made fit for the road.

Another highlight of the Ferrari comes with “Matching Numbers”.

This means that the engine and body bear the number 0854. The Ferrari 412P Berlinetta came third in both Spa and LeMans in 1967.

The sports car was auctioned by the Bonhams auction house as part of the Monterey Car Week 2023 in the USA.

At the “Quail” auction, the 412P Berlinetta brought in a whopping $30.25 million (around €27.8 million).

© Bonhams

8 / 10 2nd place - Ferrari 335 S: It's not just in North America that money is easy when it comes to one of the legendary sports cars from Maranello.

In 2016, a Ferrari 335 S went to a strong buyer at Artcurial in Paris for $35.71 million (€33.32 million).

Probably also because it was an official Scuderia works car that was driven by Peter Collins and Maurice Trintignant at the 12 Hours of Sebring, by Wolfgang von Trips at the Mille Miglia and by Stirling Moss and Masten Gregory at the 1958 Cuban Grand Prix .

© Acurial

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9 / 10 2nd place – Ferrari 250 GTO: When it comes to the Tour de France, most people rightly think of bikes first.

From 1899 to 1986 there was also a rating for cars.

Of course Ferrari wouldn't be missing.

Among other things, they launched in 1962 with a 250 GTO.

The car fetched $38.115 million (€35.46 million) at a Bonham auction.

© Bonhams

10 / 101st place - Ferrari 330 LM/250 GTO: The Italians' most valuable sports car currently dates back to 1962. It was also very successful in sport and finished the 1000-kilometer race on the Nürburgring in second place.

At the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Mike Parkes and Lorenzo Bandini fought for victory.

A breakdown led to premature failure.

But there is one thing that makes the 330 LM special: it is a unique piece from the 250 GTO family.

At an RM Sotherny's auction in 2023, the sports car fetched an impressive $51.7 million (47.9 million euros).

This made it the most expensive classic car of the previous year.

© Jam Press/Imago

As you get older, some things increase in value, such as a fine bottle of wine or certain automobiles.

In particular, vehicles with Ferrari's iconic Prancing Horse on the hood can increase significantly in value over the years.

Even a rusty 500 Mondial can reach an estimated value of around one million euros.

A former Formula 1 car once driven by Michael Schumacher has been sold for over 14 million euros.

A LaFerrari can also fetch a high price at auction - up to 8.3 million euros.

Even more impressive is the proceeds from a Ferrari 412P Berlinetta from 1967. The racing car sold for 27.8 million euros, making it the fourth most valuable Ferrari ever.

This year the sports car manufacturer is celebrating its 75th birthday.

Reason enough to collect the most valuable sports cars.

Source: merkur

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