A Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder once owned by U.S. actor James Coburn fetched nearly $11 million (5.6 million pounds) at auction, making it the most valuable vintage car ever sold under the hammer, organisers said on Monday.
The rare black convertible was one of 33 cars and scores of Ferrari memorabilia sold at auction on Sunday in the luxury sports carmaker’s hometown of Maranello in northern Italy.
The 7 million euro price paid by British radio and television host Chris Evans eclipsed previous records for cars sold under auction, organisers RM Auctions said.
“It’s a very rare Ferrari, one of just 56 built,” said spokesman Terrence Lobzun. “It’s a very desirable car, probably one of the most desirable Ferraris ever built as far as style and design are concerned.”