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Want a luxury car parked in your garage? Look to Ferrari

Anyone looking to own the ultimate luxury car should turn their eyes to Ferrari. As Elite Traveller exclaimed in an article: “Anyone who found it hard to watch the end of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off will know the car is more than just a sum of its parts.”
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We’ve previously mentioned Ferrari in our Business Class segment – and we’re finding that the vehicle maker never strays from the top in terms of luxury and high price. So if the latter are requirements for your choice of car, then look no further.

In fact, it was noted that the world’s most expensive car was a Ferrari – the 250 GTO to be precise, initially made for British racer Stirling Moss. There are only 36 in existence, with the latest having been sold for $38,560,000.

It tops the likes of Formula One’s iconic W196 Mercedes Benz and the 1932 Bugatti Royale Kellner Coup, which sports one of the largest engines ever made.

Perhaps too pricey? An Elite Traveller article rounded up the most expensive Ferraris, all of which would dent your bank account. The cheapest on its 15-strong list was the Ferrari 308/328 GTB/GTS, which made an appearance on Magnum PI. It went for $30,000.

The 412 S, “developed for American SCCA racing,” was sold for $5,600,000, while the Testa Rossa race car went for $16,000,000. The Ferrari 250 GTO comes out on top of this list as well.

But buyers of the luxurious shouldn’t be put off from getting newer models – ones created past 2000.

This was highlighted by RM Sotheby’s 11th annual sale at Battersea Evolution in London, which took place 6 September. Most of the modern classics sold for a hefty price, comprising much of the £7,064,475 generated that night.

However, according to the company, it was the 2004 Ferrari Enzo which stole the spotlight – “finished in stunning Blu Tour de France paintwork. Originally delivered in another unique colour of Matt Titanio Extra Campionario, the Classiche certified car changed hands in 2008 and was refinished in its current colour.

“The Enzo is the iconic hypercar of its era, highly sought after by collectors. With only 8,884 km on the clock and benefitting from a full main dealer service history from new, the car truly deserved its £1,805,000 price tag.”

Whether it’s one of the classics, or a newer model, what we do know is that Ferrari reported soaring sales. That must mean good value for money.

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Shané Schutte

Shané Schutte is a senior reporter at Real Business, with a particular specialism in employment and business law, human resources, information technology and sales/marketing.

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