Ferrari began back in 1947 when the first car ever built drove through the factory's Italian gates and onto the roadway. Enzo Ferrari, the man behind the epic car brand, may have passed away back in 1988, but that doesn't mean the love ever stopped. Individuals all over the world crave to have these cars as part of their private collections.
There are some that have a nice design, but others are incredibly rare. These cars are superb in their design, as well as their prowess for being the last of their kind. Keep reading to learn about the ten rarest Ferraris currently owned by collectors!
10 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
This car sold for $48,405,000 at the Monterey Car Auction last year. There were only 36 of these ever built, and this was the third car to come off the line. Edoardo Lualdi-Gabardi drove it to victory during the in the 1962 Italian GT Championship, and today it has access to some of the world's most prestigious car events.
It was owned by Dr. Gregory Whitten back in 2000, but it is still unclear who the new owner of this historic and rare vehicle came to be. All we know is that we are jealous we weren't able to purchase this unique car for ourselves.
9 1963 330 LMB Berlinetta Scaglietti
This car sports a 4.0-Liter V-12 engine beneath its hood, which gives it a total sum of 390-horsepower on the roadway. It was only used in a few races, with its best being a fifth place in the Le Mans back in 1963.
This particular vehicle was for auction at the Monterey Car Week this year, and it was driven by professional driver Derek Bell. There were only four of these ever created, which makes it rare in every sense of the word. The estimated value for this car is $32 million, which is less than the GTO, but still more than most of us can afford.
8 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe Aerodinamico by Pininfarina
There were only seventeen of these marvelous Ferraris ever made, but it is even rarer to find one Ferrari Classiche certified. This means that this car has managed to keep its original engine, gearbox, and rear differential despite years of wear and tear on its parts and pieces. It was featured back in 1963 on the cover of Car and Driver, which only made it more desirable in the marketplace.
This was a postwar era vehicle, and they became the car of choice for the wealthy during this time period. The car is still for sale after failing to sell at the Monterey Car Auction, but the name of the current collector is unknown.
7 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
This car was sold for a record $39.8 million back in 2014, which is a lot of dough to dish out for a car. It debuted at the 24 Hours Le Mans in 1957, but it failed to finish the race. When it was done racing, this car was donated to the Henry Ford Museum near Detroit but was later sold in 1997 to John Hartley, Jr., a private collector.
When the sale went through this car was unrestored, but part of the reasoning behind that is the delicate care it was given by the museum for so many years. The name of the new owner has never been released, but we know he must be taking excellent care of it for the price he paid.
6 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider Series I by Pinin Farina
This vehicle was sold back in 2013 for $3.5 million, and there are only nine of these left in the world. This car, in particular, has been passed all around the world as it traveled to the UK, down to South America, until it finally landed in the United States.
It was used as a four-cylinder racecar, but, since it has been retired, it has moved from collection to collection. It was previously in the hands of a Mr. Tilley, and since then it is unclear who is now responsible for this impressive vehicle.
5 1956 Ferrari 290 MM Scaglietti Spyder
This Ferrari went for $22 million back in 2018, and it has an extensive history, especially in the world of racing. This car was specifically built to win the World Sportscar Championship, and, under the direction of engineer Vittorio Jano, they created an all-new engine for this purpose.
They managed to take the championship and secure this car's place in history in the years to come. The car is Ferrari Classiche certified and underwent a restoration back in 2011, but the name of the new owner is unknown.
4 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Speciale by Pinin Farina
This car was last sold back in 2012 for $1.4 million and only four of these cars were ever produced. The Superamerica style is incredibly rare, and this particular car has even achieved a Ferrari Classiche certification.
It has won several awards over the years for exceptional merit and elegance, but its original debut was back in 1956 at the Geneva Motor Show. It has been refurbished and well maintained in order to stay in peak condition that totaled over $230,000. The vehicle is beautiful in style and poise, so its no wonder this made our list as one of the rarest.
3 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Tre Posti Speciale
This is an ultra-rare car that is craved by collectors all over the world. It has a twelve-cylinder engine and is unique, as it has three seats up front instead of the normal two. It has 380-horsepower at its disposal, and it was put up for auction back in 2014 by the Chinetti family.
It was supposed to sell for $23.5 million, but no one found it in their hearts to put up this much cash for this masterpiece. It had 7,965 miles on its odometer, and that still wasn't enough for this family to get their asking price.
2 1963 400 Superamerica LWB Cabriolet Pininfarina
This car is a silver beauty that is definitely the shining star in whatever collection it ends up in. It was sold back in 2015 for $2.8 million, and it was restored prior to its sale by teams from Switzerland and Italy.
There were only 35 of these ever produced and came with red leather seats ad matching carpet. It has recently earned a platinum award at the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic in 2011, and it even has its original manual. This car is as grand as they come, and, prior to the sale in 2015, was owned by a collector named Lee Herrington.
1 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder
This car sold for $8.5 million back in 2012 at the Monterey Auction and is unique because of its covered headlights. There were 106 of the stock models built, and only 37 cars had this headlight feature added onto its design.
Its previous owner before the sale was Bill Bauce, and he spent his time showing off this Ferrari at several events where car enthusiasts could see the magic for themselves. Its attractiveness is what moves people to make this expensive purchase, even though it might seem like a bit much for a car to us.