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Molto Costose!!! $12M Ferrari Sets Record

Posted in Car Auctions, Car Buying, Collector Cars, Expensive Cars, Fast Cars, Favorite Cars, Ferrari, Newsworthy by Alex Kierstein | May 18th, 2009 | Leave a Reply |

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You’re looking at the most expensive car ever to be sold at auction. RM Auctions paired with Sotheby’s for the Ferrari Leggenda e Passione to unload this gem for $12,156,252. And no, we didn’t mess with the decimal points – this Testa Rossa (two words, not Testarossa) was equivalent to 1/10th the gross domestic product of Kiribati.


<i>The Colombo V-12.</i>

The Colombo V-12.

The 250 Testa Rossa was only made from 1957 to 1958, and this particular car (chassis 0714TR) Raced in the Buenos Aires 1000KM race in 1958. With a pontoon fender body by Scaglietti and a Gioacchino Colombo V-12 displacing 2953 cc and making roughly 300 HP, plus real racing pedigree and interesting livery, this ain’t no Mondial.

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Plus, a different 250 TR driven by Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien won the 24 Heures du LeMans outright in 1958. Suddenly, the $12.1 M winning bid starts to make sense.

250-tr-rear

Just look at that thing. Wow. We’re going to scrounge around under our respective couches and see if we can come up with enough to buy a poster of one.

[Source: RM Auctions. Images: Autoblog]

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