Ferrari auction nets record ???6,875,000 bid
RM Auctions and Sotheby's just concluded an historic auction at Ferrari headquarters that produced the greatest price ever paid for a Ferrari. Among the nearly $50 million worth of Ferraris sold, the record LeMans-winning 1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Testa Rosa Spyder was won by anonymous telephone bidder for the price of €6,875,000. For those who always like an untrustworthy conversion on hand, that equates to something like $9,252,375 USD. The actual bid was €6,250,000, but there's apparently a 10% commission to be paid, as well.
While the '62 Tesa Rosa Spyder didn't go for enough to make it the most expensive car auction ever (that record's held by a 1931 Bugatti Type 41 Royal Sports Coupe that was sold by Christie's back in 1987 for $11 million), it's certainly near the top. It does, however, make the car the most expensive Ferrari every auctioned.
You can check the entire auction list and each car's winning bid by viewing RM Auctions' site for the event. You can also read a detailed account of the 1962 Testa Rosa Spyder's history by clicking here. As well as cars for auction, Winding Road reports that parts, memorobilia and other paraphanalia were fetching big bucks too, especially if they had the name "Michael Schumacher" on them. A set of the ex-Maranello F1 driver's underwear he wore while racing went for $742!
[Source: RM Auctions, Winding Road]
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