Ferrari 250 Breaks UK Sales Record

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For vintage sports car fans, the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is something of a holy grail—especially one in mint condition. Which is why some might not be surprised that one of the famed Italian sports cars fetched an alleged $40 million at an auction in the UK this week, setting a new sales record for the most expensive car sold in the country. Though beautiful in its own right, this particular model holds major esteem among auto design enthusiasts for the role its legacy continues to play in the way cars are designed.