Ferrari 250 GTO Sells For Record-Breaking $80 Million To WeatherTech CEO

A Ferrari 250 GTO with a rich history has just become the world’s most expensive car ever, as it sold for a startling $80 million, according to multiple sources.

The 250 GTO Series 1, chassis number 4153 GT, made its competitive debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1963, where it finished fourth. It went on to win the Tour de France in 1964 and is widely regarded as one of the top three or four GTOs anywhere in the world.

Drive reports that the buyer is WeatherTech chief executive David MacNeil who owns a plethora of other classic Ferrari models.

Speaking to The Daily Express, vehicle acquisition specialist James Cottingham commented that 4153 GT is highly original and one of the best to ever change hands.

“This is without doubt one of the best 250 GTOs in existence in terms of history and originality.

“Its period competition is very good. It won the Tour de France which is big tick and was fourth overall at Le Mans which was a mega result. It was raced by Ecurie Francorchamps, who are one of the most iconic and famous independent Ferrari teams, it has never had a big accident and it is highly original,” Cottingham said.

It is unclear what MacNeil intends on doing with his new purchase, but he does have a penchant for displaying and racing some of his most prized classics.

According to Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, a 250 GTO will sell for in excess of $100 million within the next five years.

Yes, money can’t buy you happiness. But it’s much better to cry in a 250 GTO than a rusty old Lada, isn’t it?

  • Spyder Hole Fantome

    Well, this confirms it… the classic car market has just reached this cycle’s peak stupidity. Time to sell and check back in 3 years for discounts of up to 50 – 60% current prices.

    • blunt-o


    • Jds65

      no, it will continue to rise as long as people have f**k you money.

    • Well this isn’t the bubble of 90s… yet. Classic car price actually has adjusted since late 2017, no more crazy prices and a lot of high profile lots failed to sell, like the D-Type on Monterey.


    MacNeil sells overpriced floormats so he can collect and race cars , go to O’Reilly or Autozone for comparable ones at 1/3 the price

  • donald seymour

    Wow, didn’t know that he had that disposable income.

  • CRAZY.

  • Alfa Giulia QV

    It goes in a museum most likely.

  • Alfa Giulia QV

    Ok, that’s just insane.

  • kachuks

    Floor mats is good business.

  • blunt-o

    80,000,0000 $ = 400 Porsche sports cars at 200,000 $ each. That’s a lota fully optioned 911s.
    This guy doesn’t like cars, he likes himself.

  • Ken Lyns

    Not in his lifetime…

  • Ouch damn, I’ve touched that 250 GTO in Goodwood, it’s surprising to me that anyone wants to put their car there, since all people can just come and touch your cars.

  • SteersUright

    $80mil for a classic car. $80 mil for some paint on canvas. $80mil for some people’s houses. Wealth surely is evenly divided these days isnt it?

    • brn

      I’m a believer that there should be financial incentives to do well. However, it the gap between the haves and the have-nots continues to grow to an absurd level.

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