The Monterey Auction Weekend of 2014 saw some very interesting developments and firsts. Over a dozen 300SL’s were up for bidding (the most we can ever remember seeing for sale at one time publicly) and was the usual plethora of high end Ferrari’s on display with one, a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, making a huge splash at $36,450,000 with a total price including buyers commission of $38,115,000 making it a new world record auction sale.
Of note, less than a year ago a similar Ferrari was offered privately and was estimated to have brought in excess of $50,000,000, which led some observers to believe this weekends record breaker might achieve such a number.
Below is the video of the record breaking sale from Bonhams Auction House.
Bonhams Auction House specs on the car:
The Ex-Jo Schlesser/Henri Oreiller, Paolo Colombo, Ernesto Prinoth, Fabrizio Violati
1962-63 FERRARI 250 GTO BERLINETTA
Chassis no. 3851GT
Engine no. 3851GT
*Offered fresh from the 49 years in a single family ownership
*Fabulously successful early Italian mountain-climb competition history
*Direct provenance includes 2nd place overall in the 1962 Tour de France
*More a maintained car than a restored car – active all its long life
*A proven historic and vintage race winning car
*One of the best-known and most often raced GTOs of them all
Sold for US$ 38,115,000 Including Commission
Quail Lodge Auction
Pebble Beach Week August 14, 2014