1963 Ferrari 250 GTO Sells for Record-Setting $70 Million

Chicago-based David MacNeil has turned over a reported $70 million for a Tour de France-winning 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO. “Only 39 examples of the 250 GTO were built by the legendary Italian marque between 1962 and 1964,” according to CNN, “and it’s extremely rare for an owner to part with one at any price.” In addition to being perceived of as a “Van Gogh of the car-world,” the 250 GTO also grants MacNeil membership into one of the most exclusive invitation-only clubs out there: the owners-only 250 GTO Tour, held across Europe. A glimpse at the car affirms that club membership into an exclusive set of any sort is not the reason for purchase. It’s simply gorgeous.