Most Money Spent on a Car Record: 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa

Most Money Spent on a Car Record: 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa

A few months ago a new record has been set.

In Maranello at the “Ferrari Leggenda e Passione”, a very rare 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa was put up for auction.

And it sold for a staggering $12.1 million

1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Sold for $12.1million

This is officially the most anyone has EVER spent on a car.

The previous record was another Ferrari, specifically a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California, that had been bought by british DJ Chris Evans for $10million. The car had previously been owned by actor James Coburn for nearly 25 years!

Paul Newman tests the Ferrari 599 GTB

Paul Newman tests the Ferrari 599 GTB

Almost as renowned for his driving skill as his legendary acting career, Paul Newman has visited Ferrari to test its newest model, the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, which will make its down-under debut at the Australian International Motor Show in October.

Paul Newman was en route to San Marcello Pistoiese, where the first Italian camp for children with serious diseases has been created through his support for the Dynamo Foundation. The actor and racing driver has devoting considerable time to assisting children affected by severe health problems since 1988.

Paul Newman was given a personal guided tour of Ferrari’s Maranello factory by Ferrari Director General, Jean Todt, and Ferrari’s top test driver, Dario Benuzzi, demonstrated the 599 GTB on the test track after which it is named, Fiorano, prior to Paul Newman taking to the track himself.

A busy week: Luca Cordero di Montezemolo

A busy week: Luca Cordero di Montezemolo

Despite the fact that it’s been a very busy week for me, Ferrari Blog continued to have its good share of visitors. [Thanks to all of you]

I was in Villa Borghese the 1st of May and, close to the entrance in front of the roman Ferrari dealer, I met Mr. Luca Cordero di Montezemolo.

Luca Cordero di Montezemolo

I tried to ask for a little chat of which I would’ve posted on the site (not a proper interview, but maybe a couple of pictures and the promise from him to visit Ferrari Blog), but he was on a pleasure walk with his wife and bodyguards wouldn’t let me too close.

On a side note, I have seen a big total of three red Enzo’s in the last week. And each time it made my day.