The $35 million car, designed for race car driver Stirling Moss, exchanged hands in a private sale and has become the world’s most expensive car ever sold.
The green Ferrari, one of only 39 GTOs produced from 1962 to 1964, was listed on classic car dealers’ site anamera.com‘s high-end sales list for May.
The car was reportedly sold by Dutch-born businessman Eric Heerema, owner of the Nyetimber vineyard in Sussex, southern England, while the buyer was US-based classic car collector Craig McCaw.
“The market is very active at the moment,” said James Cottingham, acquisition consultant for Ferrari dealer DK Engineering, based in Hertfordshire, UK. “A lot of new buyers are expanding their collections and the baby-boomer generation of collectors has reached an age when they’re not using their cars as much as they used to. They want to sell.”
McCaw, who is based in Seattle, was the co-founder of McCaw Cellular, which was acquired by telecommunications giant AT&T for $11.5 billion in 1993.View Comments