Ferrari is an Italian sports car brand that was founded 80 years ago. But it has been one of the most well-known and dominant luxury brands in the world since it commenced its journey. Now, Ferrari is one of the supremest and greatest car brands without any doubt.
Ferrari is an emblem of extravagance and flamboyance. It produces some kind of beast cars that are offensively swift, windy, and unyielding. These cars are manufactured for race and competition.
Every year, Ferrari invents almost 7500 new cars. But the surprising matter is that the old Ferraris are more expensive than the modern Ferraris. And this is because of the effulgent racing history of these cars. They were the king of the competition during their time.
Amongst numerous offsprings of the Ferrari, there are enlisted 15 of the most expensive ones. The least expensive from the list is even worth almost $10 million. Just imagine how expensive these old four-wheeled beasts can be!
So, let’s go through the passage and be astonished at knowing the miracles of the cars.
Most Expensive Ferraris at a glance :
15. 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider: $9.9 million
14. 2017 LaFerrari Aperta – $9.98 million
13. 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta ‘Competizione’ – $12.8 million
12. 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C – $14.5 million
11. 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa – $16.4 million
10. 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale – $16.5 million
9. 1964 Ferrari 250 LM – $17.6 million
8. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider – $18.5 million
7. 1966 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Tre Posti Speciale – $23.5 million
6. 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale – $26.4 million
5. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB / 4 NART Spider – $27.5 million
4. 1956 Ferrari 290 MM Scaglietti Spider – $28 million
3. 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Spider- $35.7 million
2. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO – $38.1 and $48.4 million
1. 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO – $52 million and $70 million
1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider
Price: $9.9 million
I’m starting my list with a 1968 Ferrari – 250 GT LWB California Spider which is called one of the classiest Ferraris ever made. This excellent Ferrari is non-metallic, and its color is grey.
According to Gooding and Company, it is an early production of California Spider that is lower wheelbase (LWB). It is the 11th production among the 106 California Spiders and 50 LWBs.
Considering Technical specs, 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB features 4-speed Manual Gearbox, 2953 CC Tipo 128D SOHC Alloy V-12 Engine, 240 BHP at 7000 RPM, Haudaille Shock Absorbers, Coil Springs, Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs, 4-Wheel Hydraulic Finned Aluminum Drum Brakes, etc.
Moreover, it offers a better racing speed with a commendable covered Headlight and SCCA racing history.
However, in the case of price, it was estimated between $11 to $13 million. But finally, it ended its mission at $9.905 million at auction.
2017 LaFerrari Aperta
Price: $9.98 million
2017 LaFerrari Aperta, one of the exclusive Ferraris of all time, is the most wonderful creation of the new Ferraris. Because of its notable landmarks, it has been called a definitive and exclusive one.
Among the various Ferrari Road Cars, this one can give high performance with independent movement. It can provide much better execution by decreasing fuel consumption up to 40%.
LaFerrari Aperta has a 6.6 liters V-12 engine with a removable hardtop and a canvas top option. It has a double metallic Bianco Italian that delivers good racing speed. Besides, there is a 7-Speed Dual-Clutch transmission in the car. Coming with a splendid aerodynamic design, this one is a red-colored Ferrari.
The first hybrid Ferrari of the company, LaFerrari Aperta is a wonderful option for the buyers. All of the manufactured Ferraris were pre-sold. So, if you want to buy it, you can have it at auction.
In 2017, this great Ferrari was sold for $4.8 at an auction. After that, it was sold for almost $10 million at an RM Sotheby’s auction in the same year.
1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta ‘Competizione’
Price: $12.8 million
One of the historic cars, the 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta Competizione is an inevitable name for the 1953 Manufacturer’s Championship. It is a far-famed Ferrari because of its unforgettable car race performances including the Carrera Panamericana, 24 Hours of Spa, and winning the 12 Hours of Pescara.
One more amazing thing is that in the World SportsCar Championship, three World Champions: Hawthorn, Farina, and Ascari had driven this car. More recently, this wonderful creation was displayed in various exhibitions such as Louis Vuitton Classic, Pebble Beach, the Goodwood Revival, etc.
This car is pregnant with numerous classical landmarks. It provides 340 BHP 4494 CC Overhead Camshaft V-12 Engine, triple Weber 40 IF/4C carburetor, four-speed Manual Gearbox, Transverse Leaf Springs, Live Axle with Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs, etc. Besides, it also has four-wheel drum brakes and a solid steel frame.
Overall, its magnificent coachwork, notorious racing speed, mighty mechanical specialty, and severe rarity have made it one of the best Ferraris in the world. According to the specifications, the price of this Ferrari is higher than previous ones. It was sold for $12. 8 million at auction in 2013.
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C
Price: $14.5 million
The 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C is one of the extraordinary Ferraris in the world. Only 12 of the utmost innovations of GTT/Cs were made for the 1966 season. It was designed by Mauro Forghieri and his Scuderia Engineering Team between 1964 and 1966.
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C is a classical car that is powered with a V12 front engine. Having 250 LM-Type Valves, this wonderful Ferrari has a 3286 CC Type 213/Comp SOHC V-12 Engine. With potential super-lightweight steel and aluminum, the bodywork is stronger. It also has a Tipo 590A, providing special quality. There are particular shock-absorbing systems and stiffer springs in the car. The Disc Brakes is an effective production of this Ferrari with 4-wheel Hydraulic quick change racing brake pads.
The other features of the 275 GTB/C are 333 BHP at 7800 RPM, Three Weber 40 DFI/3 Carburetors, 5-Speed Manual Transaxle, 250 LM-type Valves, unique custom pistons, revised crankshafts, and more.
The history of the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C is much more colorful. It had participated in several competitions from 1966 to 1970. This old car, after that, was exhibited on numerous occasions in America and won many awards.
However, Gooding and Company had estimated the value of this car for $12 to $16 million at Pebble Beach Auction in 2017. Finally, it was sold for $14.5 million honoring its worth.
1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
Price: $16.4 million
Amongst 22 instances of the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, it is a 1958 based Ferrari. This is practically called TR. Between 1957 and 1961, all the copies of 250 TR were manufactured, and particularly this one was brought out at the end of 1957 for the upcoming 1958 season.
Designed with two-seater spider bodies, the 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is an aerodynamic and weight-light Ferrari. To improve the existing four-cylinder in the predecessor series of Testa Rossa, Ferrari redesigned this one with distinctive qualities. Its wheelbase is 2350 mm. The front track is 1308 mm and the rear track is 1300 mm.
The powerful engine of this Ferrari is 3 liters Tipo 128 longitudinal 60° V12 powered front-engine with a maximum of 7200 RPM. Consequently, it can produce up to 300 BHP and 302 NM of torque with 161 MPH speed and can go 0-60 within 6 seconds.
Besides, the chassis, holding number 0666, is made of Tubular Steel that is remarkable for its durability. With independent front suspension and coil springs, this car is further meritorious. Again, it is equipped with Hydraulic shock absorbers and 4-Wheel drum brakes. The fuel feed is 6-Weber 38 DCN Carburetors.
This car is admired for its glorious racing history. From 1957 to 1961, this one won almost 10 World SportsCar Championship races such as 12 Hours of Sebring in 1958, 1959, and 1961, 24 hours of Le Mans in 1958, 1960 and 1961, and so on.
On account of its scarcity, the price of this Ferrari is mentionable. It was the most expensive Ferrari in 2011 for a while. Hence, it was sold for $16.4 million worth.
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale
Price: $16.5 million
Since its appearance in 1962, 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale has been applauded for its magnificent layout and design. It is regarded as one of the most fabulous Ferraris because of its undisputed art. This masterpiece car was intended by Giorgetto Giugiaro and manufactured by Carrozzeria Bertone by drawing inspiration from the famous Sharknose racing cars. After manufacture, it was owned by Nuccio Bertone.
The 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta is mechanically just about equivalent to some of its previous versions of 1959. But indeed, very few cars are so attractive as this Berlinetta Speciale. The interior of this car is amazing with Burgundy Leather seats, quilted black vinyl, power windows, a beautiful steering wheel, and a black Bakelite rim.
The 1962 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale has a 2,953 CC V-12 engine with 240HP. It is embellished with three-weber carburetors and
4-speed manual gearbox. Besides, there are vacuum-assisted disc brakes in the car. Moreover, the car contains 237 and 276 horsepower to uphold unique power amounts.
The other impressive landmarks of this car are a Plexiglas bug deflector, extractor vents, a wide hood scoop, a small trail of louvers, drilled rocker trim, etc. However, all the qualities have outfitted this Ferrari and it is a name of luxury.
In 2015, at Pebble Auction, this desirable Ferrari was sold for $16.5 million exceeding the estimated price of Gooding and Company which was $14 to $16 million.
1964 Ferrari 250 LM
Price: $17.6 million
As an invention of Ron Fry, Jack Maurice, and David Skailes, the 1964 Ferrari 250 LM is one of the finest and most sought-after Ferraris in the world. It is the 23rd Ferrari out of the 32 editions of the LMs series.
Regarding the design and construction, the 1964 Ferrari 250 LM has a successful rotation. It has a boosted 3.3 liters V-12 powered engine with 320HP and 6 Weber DCN Carbs. Manufactured with an aluminum body, it has also a tube frame with lower and upper suspension front and rear. Besides, there are 5-speed manual transmission, coil springs, telescope shock absorbers, and 4-wheel disc brakes in the car.
The 1964 Ferrari 250 LM achieved several championships. Amongst them, 12 Hours Race at Reims in France, 24 Hours of Le Mans, 500kl Race in Spa are noteworthy.
One of the LM Ferraris with the Chassis number 6107, was sold for $14.3 million in 2013. However, this one, which chassis number is 6105 was sold for a record amongst 250 LMs in 2015 at $17.6 million.
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider
Price: $18.5 million
The coachwork of Carrozzeria Scaglietti, the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider is a wonderful Ferrari, based on 250 GT Berlinetta Tour de France with a changeable variation comfortable for the California weather. In 2007 this car was sent to Ferrari Classiche and therefore restored for auction.
It is one of the examples of 16 open-headlight SWB California Spiders. However, 250 GT SWB California Spider is crafted with 2953 CC SOHC Tipo 168/61 V-12 engine with 240HP at 7000 RPM. The body is built with aluminum alloy and steel over Tubular steel chassis. It has the 3 40 DCL6 Weber Carburetors.
Moreover, other salient aspects of 250 GT SWB California Spider are 4-speed manual transmission, parallel A-arms, coil springs, solid rear axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs, particular front suspension, foul wheel Dunlop disc brakes, 2400 mm wheelbase, etc.
The supremacy of the California Spider has caught several celebrities’ attention. As a result, it becomes one of the most prestigious and desirable Ferraris of all time.
In 2015, it was rewarded $18.5 million in France. Thus, it exceeded its estimated value of $14 to $16 million. Hence, it is included in the list of the most expensive Ferraris in the world.
1966 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Tre Posti Speciale
Price: $23.5 million
As the rarest and strangest car, only a couple of the Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Tre Posti Speciale was designed in 1966. For this reason, it is now an exceptional and fantastic example of all Ferraris. The coachwork of this car was carried by Sergio Pininfarina and was ordered by Gianni Agnelli. The Chassis number of these two copies are chassis 8971 and chassis 8815.
Appeared in white, it is the first road-going mid-engined Ferrari while most of the others are front-engined. It is more notable for its three-seater and on account of this, it is named Tre Posti meaning Three-Seater in Italian. The more startling thing is that the seat for the driver is in the middle.
The engine of this Ferrari is of 4.4 liters Colombo V-12 with SOHC valve train actuating two valves per cylinder. Having a wheel drive layout, there is a transaxle type 5 speed manual gearbox in the car. Three Weber 40DFI carburetors are enrolled for fuel feeding.
Besides, like most of the other Ferraris, it also has some common features including independent suspension, coil springs, telescope shock absorber, disc brakes, etc.
In terms of value, it is one of the most expensive Ferraris in the world. It was exchanged for $23.5 million in 2014.
1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale
Price: $26.4 million
Another unique and rare Ferrari, 275 GTB/C Speciale is also a wonderful creation and the successor to Ferrari 250 GTO. This grey-colored car was designed by Sergio Scaglietti, a famous name in car manufacture. Only 3 of these instances were brought out in the market in 1964.
This exceptional Ferrari features 3.3 liters dry-sump V-12 engine that can generate 320 Horsepower. The other noticeable landmarks are lightweight aluminum bodywork, a Tipo 563 chassis, six Weber Carburetors, four-wheel independent suspension, five-speed manual transaxle gearbox, disc brakes, diagonal vents, and more others.
Although the career of the 1964 Ferrari 275/C Speciale didn’t last for a long time, it had a splendid racing history to be remembered. It proved its personality in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1996, holding third place in the race.
Nonetheless, the 1964 Ferrari 275/C Speciale is an ideal specimen of the perfect Ferraris. In 2014 at RM Sotheby’s Auction, this pricey Ferrari went for $26.4 million.
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spider
Price: $27.5 million
It is another version of the 275 GTB which was built in 1967. This 275 GTB/4 NART Spider was initiated by Luigi Chinetti who was a North American Dealer of Ferrari. He wanted Sergio Scaglietti to carry out this one and Scaglietti eventually pursued 10 copies of this version. Consequently, this one has become one of the rarest Ferraris of all time.
Here, the abbreviation NART means North American Racing Team.
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spider is constructed with 300 Horsepower 3286 CC 4 overhead camshafts V-12 engine. Containing five-speed manual gearbox transmission, it has a four-wheel upper and lower wishbone independent suspension. Moreover, it also conveys four-wheel disc brakes and a tubular steel frame.
This impressive Ferrari was purchased by Eddie Smith in 1968. After his departure in 2007, it was stored by his family. But, they decided to sell it in 2013. Eventually, it was sold at Pebble auction in 2013, costing $27.5 million for its exclusiveness.
1956 Ferrari 290 MM Scaglietti Spider
Price: $28 million
An edition of Mille Miglia, 1956 Ferrari 290 MM is a Spider Ferrari made for the 1956 World Sportscar Championship. Designed by Carrozzeria Scaglietti, there are only four copies of this version in the world. All of them are now very expensive and so precious.
The four cars were driven by Eugenio Castellotti, Juan Manuel, Phil Hill, and Maurice Trintignant in various competitions. The racers won numerous races, including 1956 Mille Miglia, Swedish Grand Fix, Buenos Aires 1000km, etc.
At the end of 2015, one of the cars, driven by Juan Manuel, was sold for more than $28 million at auction. Thus, it had become the most expensive Ferrari in the world for the time being. But now it is not the most but one of the most expensive Ferraris in the world.
1956 Ferrari 290 MM Scaglietti Spider has a 3.5 liters V-12 powered front engine with the highest 320 Horsepower. It can reach up to 174mph. There is a Triple Weber Twin-choke 46 DCF3 Carburetors in the car. Besides, some other prominent features are four-speed manual transmission, four-speed hydraulic drum brakes, De Dion Rear Axle, particular front suspension, coil springs, and many more.
1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Spider
Price: $35.7 million
The third most expensive Ferrari on my list is the 335 Sport of 1957 version, another Spider Scaglietti Ferrari. Only four copies of 335 Sport were produced by Scaglietti. For this reason, it has also become one of the most precious Ferraris in the world.
The 335 Sport Spider has a 4.1 liters V-12 front-mid-engine providing a massive 400 Horsepower that can move 190 miles per hour. Containing the rear wheel, it features a four-speed manual transmission like most other Ferraris.
This car was raced by Peter Collins, Maurice Trintignant, Wolfgang Von Trips, Stirling Moss, and Mike Hawthorne. They gained different victories such as 1957 Sebring 12 Hours, 1957 Mille Miglia, 1958 World Championship, 24 Hours Du Mans, etc. This is not the end; the car has also more reputation responding to Swedish Grand Prix along with Venezuela Grand Prix and The Cuba Grand Prix.
However, at present, the demand for this magnificent beast car is skyscraping. In 2016, at Artcurial’s Retromobile Auction in Paris, this wonder was sold for a record offering of almost $36 million and ranked the first position at that time.
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
Price: $38.1 and $48.4 million
The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO comes in second place. This is one of the most luxurious Ferraris ever made in the world. From 1962 to 1964, nearly 40 copies of 250 GTO were produced by Ferrari. And this 250 GTO model is the maximum of all the series of Ferrari in any competition.
The cars were carried out by world-famous designers Giotto Bizzarrini and Sergio Scaglietti. With incredible bodywork and design, the cars are beautiful and praiseworthy.
The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO has a 3 liters longitudinal 60° V12 powered front engine that can allow a top speed of 300MHP. Besides, there are six Weber 38 DCN carburetors for fuel feed. The chassis is compiled of tubular steel with independent suspension. There are also unequal-length wishbones, anti-roll bars, coaxial coils, and telescopic shock absorbers. Moreover, it offers five-speed manual transmission as well as disc brakes.
250 GTO had a significant career history. It made its debut in January 1962 in 12 Hours of Sebrings by Phill Hill. Then, it took part in the FIA’s International Championship in 1962, 1963, and 1964, in the Tour de France Automobile in 1963 and 1964, and many more.
In 2014 at the Bonhams Quail Lodge Sale, one of the 250 GTOs, holding the chassis number 3851 GT, was auctioned for $38.1 million. After that, another copy of the chassis 3413GT was sold for a record $48.4 million at RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction in 2018. This outrageous price had made it the most expensive Ferrari at that time.
1963 Ferrari 250 GTO
Price: $52 million and $70 million
Now, it’s time to talk about the most expensive Ferrari in the world. This one is also a model of the 250 GTOs. But it was from the 1963 version and came in red and blue color. In 2013, this wonderful red-colored Ferrari was sold by Paul Pappalardo for $52 million. And it was the most expensive Ferrari for five years till 2018.
But that is not the end. The latest price tag of this Ferrari will certainly baffle you. In 2018, this same Ferrari of silver blue-color, holding chassis 4153GT, went for a record sum of money figuring $70 million in a private sale. David MacNeil, the Founder and CEO of WeatherTech, bought it honoring its excellence.
The 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO is so desirable due to its magnificent racing history. It had won various races among which the Tour de France in 1964 and the 24 Hours Le Mans in 1963 are mentionable. In the Tour de France it gained 1st position, and in 24 Hours Le Mans it achieved 4th position.
250 GTOs are the finest and the most ideal Ferraris ever produced. Most of them are now the high-rated Ferraris in the world. Even, it is estimated by the Ferrari Historians that the price of this 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO will cross $100 million in the future.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Which car company owns Ferrari?
Enzo Ferrari is the forerunner of the great car brand, Ferrari. For the time being, Ferrari had often changed its ownership. After the death of Enzo, his son Piero Ferrari owned 10% of the shares and the rest was owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), one of the prominent car manufacturers.
Now, most of the shares of Ferrari are owned by public shareholders. Almost 67% of the shares belong to these public shareholders. Besides, Piero Ferrari holds the place of the second-largest shareholder, having 10% of the shares.
And since 2016, 22.91% of the shares of Ferrari belong to the famous car company FCA under the title of Ferrari NV or Exor NV.
Who bought the 70 million dollars, Ferrari?
The 70 million dollars Ferrari is the 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO which ranks the first position on the list of the most expensive Ferraris in the world. Here, it is informed that David MacNeil, the founder and CEO of WeatherTech has bought this exclusive and pricey Ferrari in 2018. David was very exhilarated after purchasing this Ferrari. He expected that this iconic Ferrari will be costlier and precious in the upcoming days.
What is the rarest Ferrari?
Amongst many rare and unique Ferraris, 365 P Berlinetta Tre Posti Speciale of 1966 is the rarest Ferrari of all time. The main reason for its being the rarest Ferrari is a few productions of the car. Only 2 units of 365 P Berlinetta were produced by Sergio Pininfarina.
Another magnificent peculiarity of this car is that it is possibly the only car that holds three-seat inside. The middle seat is for the driver which is a more unique specialty. Moreover, it is the first road-going mid-engined Ferrari among the other front-engined Ferraris of the world.
So, all of these unusual features have made this Ferrari the rarest and the most unique Ferrari in the world.
What is the most expensive new Ferrari?
Although old Ferraris are acknowledged as the most top amongst the most expensive Ferraris, some new model Ferraris are also expensive in terms of worth. From several modern Ferraris, 2017 LaFerrari Aperta can be mentioned as the most expensive one. It was sold for nearly $10 million at RM Sotheby’s auction. This innovative production of Ferrari is also enlisted on my list.
Which car is the most expensive: Lamborghini or Ferrari?
The most expensive Lamborghini in the world is the Veneno Roadster. In the 50th anniversary ceremony of Lamborghini at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014, only nine copies of this car were released.
The opening price tag of this car was $4.5 million. Then, it went for $8.3 million and became the most expensive Lamborghini on the planet.
Veneno Roadster has a 6.5 liters V12 powered engine that can produce 750 hp with a top speed of 221 mph. Moreover, this one looks beautiful with quality design and aerodynamic finishing.
Well, now it is clear that Ferrari is more expensive than Lamborghini as the most expensive Ferrari goes for $70 million whereas the most expensive Lamborghini costs $8.3 million.
So, here are the most expensive Ferraris in the world. These wonderful creations are always mentionable for their exclusive beauty, magnificent bodywork, beastly performance, and glorious racing history. Therefore, they are a name of wonder in the car world.