Who wouldn’t want to own a Ferrari? Known for its powerful road racers, Ferrari is very much sought-after not only by race fans but by wealthy automobile collectors as well. Aside from the newer Ferrari models, the classics have been gaining raves too. Made by the most brilliant designers and car producers of their time, these vintage Ferraris, however aged, still enjoys a following of their own and even manages to appreciate their monetary value.
Here are the top 10 most expensive classic Ferraris that have been up for auction.
10. 1968 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2
The Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 was the most popular model of the Ferrari 365 series, replacing the 330 GT 2+2. It was dubbed to be the largest, allowing 4 passengers on it, and definitely not the usual for a Ferrari by then. It was also said to be the most luxurious with leather seats, electric windows, and optional provision for air conditioning. Sporting the Pininfarina design, the Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 boasts of a low-slung fastback. It became one of the company’s most sough-after models, producing 800 models in a span of 4 years. Of that 800, 52 were designed to be right hand drives. One model of this sweet ride was auctioned $115,500.
9. 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS
Auctioned at $363,000 was one Dino 246. The Dino 246 had gained raves due to its fantastic driving features and groundbreaking design. It has been a part of several lists such as the Top Sports Cars of the 1970’s by Sports Car International and by Motor Trend Classic’s Greatest Ferraris of all time. It has claimed a top speed of 146 mph, but other tests show that it could run even faster than that.
8. 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
The Ferrari Daytona was produced from 1968 to 1973 as a Gran Turismo automobile. It replaced the 275 GTB/4 and was first publicly announced in the Paris Auto Salon in 1968. Although designed by Pininfarina while coachbuilt by Scaglietti, the Daytona closely resembled a Lamborghini more than the usual Pininfarina Ferraris. In total, there were 1,406 Ferrari Daytonas that were produced. It boasts of a rare V-12 classic Berlinetta engine and had air conditioning features. One Daytona was priced at $423,500 at an auction.
7. Ferrari 330 GTC
Compared to all Ferraris that came before it, the 300 GTC was designed to be more refined and way easier to drive. Introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March of 1966, the GTC Berlinetta had a Pininfarina design with a two-seater coupe. It had a classy look and feel into it, yet steering was light and the interiors were huge and comfortable. The 330 GTC was indeed one of those very first Ferraris that was meant to be an all-around car. One of these Ferraris was auctioned at $506,000.
6. 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC
This model ended Ferrari’s classic design of the 1960’s. One specific model that made it to the auction was produced for Barbara Hutton, a Woolworth heiress, and has the 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC delivered to her palace in Morocco. She had it designed with a Moroccan Royal Star on each of its doors and had it colored lipstick coral. This auctioned vehicle amounting to a whopping $1,072,500 included its original leather handbook, two full tool kits, and black Moroccan plates.
5. 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS
The Ferrari 275 GTS first made its debut at the Paris Salon in 1964. This was one of those Ferrari cars designed by the most sought after Pinifarina and were made only from 1964 to 1966. The 275 GTS has more comfortable seats and a bigger luggage space. A very well-maintained Rosso Corsa 275 GTS has graced the auctions and is up for grabs for $1,127,500.
4. 1952 Ferrari 225 Sport Berlinetta ‘Tuboscocca’ by Vignale
Ferrari was very much into racing in the 1950’s, so vehicles were made to participate in different racing classes. With only 20 units produced, the Ferrari 25 Sport was literally rare. What made it even more unique was that its Tuboscocca body was manufactured by the well-known Alfredo Vignale. A unit of this model that have had its hay days in racing the Sagua-to-Havana rally has found its way to the auctions. Priced at $1,237,500, the successful bidder even gets a free tip where to get an original 225S engine available for purchase.
3. 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB by Scaglietti
Not as well-known as some of the other Ferrari classic models, the 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB, is nevertheless one of the best Ferrari cars ever produced. Designed by the best, Pininfarina and produced by Scaglietti, it’s one of the most sought after since not every model gets to be handled by these 2 car giants. Being the first Ferrari to use the 4-wheel independent suspension, it led to being the best handling Ferrari ever made. A car of this model was delivered and owned in New York. After a few other ownerships, it reached the auction, still with its 50,000 original miles, and was priced at $1,375,000.
2. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4
The 275 GTB/4 was first introduced on October 1966 at the Paris Motor Show. It was the first Ferrari not to be installed with wired wheels. Also called the 4-cam, it was produced by Scaglietti and designed by Pininfarina. Previously owned by Mel Blanc, the guy who owned the voice of famous Bugs Bunny and a respected car collector, a unit out of the 280 of its kind is up for auction for $1,650,000.
1. 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose
The 275 GTB Long Nose marked the advent of new car lineups. It had a gorgeous body designed by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti. The resemblance of the Long Nose to the Ferrari GTO, according to Pininfarina, was no other than coincidence. Originally red, a vibrant yellow color now covers the most expensive Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose ever to be auctioned. It is one of the 25 alloy-bodied 27b GTBs ever to be built and has been dubbed as one of the most drooled at Ferraris. It is up for auction for $2,365,000.
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