A Ferrari that was built for Sir Stirling Moss has sold at auction for an astonishing £22 million! The car which is a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO was owned by u.k business man Eric Heerema has been sold to an over seas collector. The Ferrari was part f 8 classic cars that have been sold over the past 6 weeks for a uge sum of £92 million.
Chris Evans recently sold his Series II 250 GTO for a cool £18 million which was a £6 million profit in just a couple of years.
John Collins is one of the dealers that has been involved in most of the sales recently, he said: I’ve never seen anything like it. It has gone crazy,’ he said. ‘If someone wanted to sell their 250 GTO, I could find a buyer in 30 seconds.’
He added: ‘A Chinese customer told me there are three things worth investing in now – diamonds, Warhols and classic Ferraris.’
‘You get a lot more from owning a classic car and driving it than worrying at night about whether your money is safe in the bank. And there’s also a lot of the kudos with the 250 GTO celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
‘In the 1980s and 1990s it was different, people were borrowing to buy these cars but now it is all cash.
‘Back then I could pick up a phone and buy any Ferrari I wanted. I can’t do it now, everything has changed over the past four years. I have sold the Stirling Moss GTO twice before. In the mid-90s it was in my showroom for three months before I sold it for £4 million.
‘In that showroom I had around 20 cars worth about £20 million. That was 1996. If I still had those cars they would be worth £200 million. I wish I hadn’t sold them.’
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