The most expensive auctioned Ferrari… in the world
Ferrari 275 NART Spyder sells at Pebble Beach for £17.6 million
Posted: 19 Aug 2013
$27.5 million. That's £17.6 million. And exactly what you'll have to pay to get this car - one of only ten 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 N.A.R.T Spyders.
And what do you get, apart from bragging rights that you bought the world's second most expensive car sold at auction, and the costliest Ferrari to ever cross the auction block? A one-owner-from-new, North American Racing Team car with matching engine/body numbers that Steve McQueen tried to buy after he crashed his one (he was one of the first NART owners).
The car was originally bought by a chap called Eddie Smith Sr, a Ferrari collector and businessman from North Carolina. He kept the car, and continued using it, until the day he died six years ago. His son, Eddie Smith Jr, decided to sell the car and donate all the proceeds to charity.
Lawrence Stroll, who developed Tommy Hilfiger clothing, bid it to its record-breaking price, making it the second most expensive car ever sold at auction, behind only Fangio's £19.6m 1954 Mercedes W196 racer.
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