Tue Oct 15 2013 23:21:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
1963 Ferrari 250 GT0 sells for record $52 million.
Citing anonymous sources with knowledge of the sale, Bloomberg reports that the rare 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO was owned by noted Connecticut based car collector Paul Pappalardo, and likely sold to a Spanish collector.
If accurate, it was the highest known price ever paid for an automobile, smashing the record set by another Ferrari 250 GTO last year, which went for a reported $35 million.
When contacted by Bloomberg, Pappalardo had no comment.
The 250 GTO was a street legal racing car that cost less than $20,000 when new. Pappalardo purchased the car in 1974 for an unknown price and has entered it in several historic racing events over the years.
A total of 39 250 GTOs were built from 1962 to 1964 and just 36 are known to exist. No two are exactly the same.