Sky News claimed that a 1962 Ferrari was sold at an auction in New York for a record $51.7 million (£42 million).
The jet-red 330 LM/250 GTO type is now the most expensive Ferrari and the second-most expensive car ever sold at auction.
The car got a new owner after being privately owned for almost forty years. It was called a “once-in-a-generation” chance buy.
The car was given the number 3765 for its frame. This is the only version of a Works GTO that came with a 4-liter engine from the factory.
It is the only GTO Tipo 1962 that the Scuderia Ferrari has driven, and it holds the record for winning its class and coming in second overall at the Nürburgring 1000 KM in 1962.
At the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1962, Mike Parkes and Lorenzo Bandini drove the car for Scuderia Ferrari.
RM Sotheby’s global head of auctions at Sotheby’s, Gord Duff, said, “Holding this sale during Sotheby’s marquee week shows how unique this Ferrari is as one of the world’s most sought-after items.”
“Now, it ranks among the most expensive cars sold at auction, a true testament to its singular place in history,” he told us.