Why This Classic Ferrari Could Be the World's Most Expensive Car

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(Photo: Talacrest)

(Photo: Talacrest)

British vintage Ferrari dealer Talacrest is selling a 1962 Ferrari GTO that could bring in a staggering $56 million when it comes up for sale for the first time in more than 20 years.

That unbelievable sum would smash the current record of $38 million for most expensive car ever, for another Ferrari that Bonhams auction house sold in 2014, making the blue '62 GTO the most valuable car on the planet.

This ultra-pedigreed beauty was a warhorse that competed in 27 races, which included a class win at the Sebring 12-Hour and a sixth place at the 24 Hours of LeMans. Gaze upon it in all it's glory in the gallery here:

While most classic racers were finished in the traditional Ferrari red, this '62 GTO, which was the second one ever built, went to the North American Racing Team. NART traditionally raced in blue, distinguishing its Prancing Horses from the factory team's cars.

Today it is an irresistibly beautiful specimen, even if its own trophy-winning days are behind it. The presumably ultra-rich buyer gets one other benefit of ownership of this amazing piece of history. 

h/t: The Telegraph