Ex-Phil Hill Testa Rossa changes hands for a rumoured £24.1 million, becoming the most expensive car ever sold publicly in Britain.
30th January 2014
A 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa has become the most expensive car ever sold publicly in Britain, according to reports, after being prised away from dealer Tom Hartley for a rumoured £24.1 million. Hartley himself would not confirm the price, nor the identity of the buyer, saying simply, 'I am sure it will prove to be a great investment for the new owner.'
That would seem a fairly safe prediction, given the continued strength of the classic Ferrari market: in the February issue of Octane, expert Dave Selby noted that year-to-date growth had reached a scarcely believable 50.39%, which goes some way to explaining why the anonymous buyer of chassis 0704TR was prepared to fork out more than twice the sum paid for another 1957 Testa Rossa at auction in 2011.
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