While traditional car sales have almost stopped, auctions of valuable gems have moved to the internet, where a new record has been set.
The coronavirus pandemic led to the temporary closure of a number of establishments and companies, which had to adapt quickly to operation purely over the Internet. Some did better, some did worse. However, a new record was set in the area of exclusive car auctions, which used to take place at representative events.
During the recent Driving into Summer auction, organized by the well-known auction company RM Sotheby’s, the record was set for the most expensive online auctioned car in the world. And it probably won’t surprise anyone that it was Ferrari.
Ferrari cars, especially the 250 GTO model, have long reigned in the rankings of the most expensive cars in the world. Their selling prices are often in the tens of millions of dollars, which, however, the new record holder from the world of online auctions has not yet achieved.
The red Ferrari Enzo, the new record holder for the most expensive car sold in the online auction, changed hands for $2,640,000. It may not seem like such an extreme price for the conditions of exclusive cars, but it is necessary to realize that the new owner spent $2.64 million on a machine that he may not have even seen properly.
Just behind the record Enz was the 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO, which was produced as the 130th piece in a series of only 272 cars. Its price stopped at $2,310,000.
At the same time, the GTO has already replaced three owners, who drove 23,555 kilometers with it. Enzo passed through the hands of only two collectors, who covered less than 1,250 miles, ie less than 2,000 kilometers. Nevertheless, the car has already received a service that should correspond to a 25,000-mile run. Technically, the Enzo should be in absolutely perfect condition.
However, the question arises as to how long it will maintain its position as the most expensive car in online auctions. RM Sotheby’s also offers a red Ferrari F50, whose starting price was set at $2,500,000. It should be the second piece produced, which has driven only less than 5,500 kilometers.