1. 1953-1964 Ferrari 250 Series: A Mountain of Cash
This sports car from 50 plus years ago was Ferrari’s most successful early sports car back in the day. For the most part, a Ferrari 250 will either have a 94.5 inch short wheelbase (SWB) or a 102.4 inch long wheelbase (LWB). And, just about all of them, regardless of the wheelbase type, came fitted with a 180 cubic inch Colombo Tipo 125 12 valve engine that was capable of pumping out 296 horsepower.
Not only known for its power, this Colombo engine had a well deserved reputation for being extremely lightweight. Though all versions of the Ferrari 250 are hunted by super rich car collectors, the cream of the Ferrari 250 crop has got to be the 250 GT Berlinetta. One of these sold for–wait-are you sitting down? Please sit down.–a cool $38,000,000 in 2014.
The next most sought out Ferrari 250 is most likely the short wheelbase California model that comes with covered headlights. These special Italian sports cars can go for near Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta numbers. Just last year, an unrestored barn find 1961 Ferrari 250 SWB model sold at auction for more than $18,000,000.
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