A rebuilt 3.5-liter V12 engine of 320-hp kicks this drop-dead gorgeous 1956 Ferrari 290 MM by Scaglietti to glorious life, and a glorious life is exactly what this ride has lived.
Built back in the day to devour the road of the World Sportscar Championship, the Ferrari took second place in 1956 at the Swedish Grand Prix, with Wolfgang von Trips and Peter Collins behind the wheel. A year later, Eugenio Castellotti, Luigi Musso, and Masten Gregory took first at the Buenos Aires 100 KM with it.
Now, last night at “Driven by Disruption,” a stylish RM Sotheby automobile auction in Manhattan, it sold for an insanely cool $28 million.
That’s likely a little bit more than you paid for your whip, but it’s not so bonkers in the millionaire cruise game. Last year, a Ferrari 250 GTO was auctioned off for $38 million, and it made headlines for not being sold for $52 million.
Meanwhile, enjoy groaning at your monthly car payment of a few hundred bucks.