Monday, February 13, 2012

Something of value . . .

— the epitome of the Prancing Horse —

32 MILLION DOLLARS for a 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO. It's the second-most expensive car to be sold, according to AUTOBLOG:

Word has it that a private treaty sale – the only way vintage machinery of this caliber ever moves – of one such 1964 model has yielded a purchase price of £20.2 million – $31.8M in equivalent U.S. currency– just shy of the $30-40 million said to have been paid in 2010 for a 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic. In other words, this is the second most valuable car ever sold, and the most expensive ever sold in Britain. Or, at least, whose sale has ever gone on record, as many of these exchanges remain secretive.

Gee, I was pleased to buy a jug of antifreeze for my old Sunfire . . . no secret exchange at the Crappy Tire. Check out the site, for some fine pictures of this GTO and others at the Laguna Seca Corkscrew. At that price, it would take something like 15 GTO's to equal the cost of 1 Canadian F-35 . . . something of value?  O/T, but Something of Value was a fine novel, IMHO, even if the movie sucked.

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