When it comes to cars, Ferraris stand alone. There really isn’t a brand of vehicle that can compare to Ferrari, which represents the height of Italian style and European engineering. Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1939, the company produced its first car in 1940. Since then, Ferrari has consistently turned out one amazing car after another. The company has been so consistent and so great, for so long, that today Ferrari is the world’s most powerful brand according to Brand Finance. In May 2012, a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO became the most expensive car in history, selling in a private transaction for US$38.1 million. If this weren’t enough, Ferrari is also closely associated with Formula One racing, where it is the most successful racing team, holds the most championship titles, and has produced the highest number of winning drivers in history. With all this in mind, we offer you the following list of the 10 best Ferraris of all time.
10. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
This Ferrari is a rare racer, which is why is sold for nearly $40 million a few years ago and has the distinction of being the most expensive vehicle in automotive history. Most car collectors would agree that the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO is worth its steep price tag, with its 300 horsepower V12 engine. That engine, along with its plush styling, have helped to make the 250 GTO a car icon. Though it was primarily built for racing, and became the template for generations of Ferrari race cars, the 250 GTO also owes its place among the great Ferraris to its style and beauty. This car is striking, with an elliptical grille topped by unmistakable triple vents; a huge rear fender and interminable quad exhaust pipes; the vents aft of the front and rear wheels, and a large integrated spoiler. In today’s era of low profile tires and big diameter wheels, the GTO’s tall black sidewalls and Boranni wire wheels are a thing of beauty. Each one of the 36 250 GTOs produced between 1962 and 1964 still exists today. But good luck finding one that’s for sale.