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Check out these classic Ferraris that sold for millions at auction

Not the worst looking cars in the world.

MONTEREY CAR WEEK was in full swing last weekend in Northern California. The annual gathering of car nuts features events, debuts of new models, and of course auctions.

Bonhams concluded its Quail Lodge Auction on Friday, highlighted by a 1959 competition Ferrari 250 that sold for €7,675,000

Have a look at that exquisite car, plus many of the other classics that compelled collectors to part with some big bucks. Ferraris dominate the collecting scene these days. And there was no shortage of them at Car Week.

All prices have been converted from dollars to euro.

Here’s that beautifully restored 250 GT.

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But let’s not forget about more modern Ferraris. Here we have a 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO, and it went for €2,129,000. According to the auction house, only 36 of these cars can be found in the US.

but-lets-not-forget-about-more-modern-ferraris-here-we-have-a-1985-ferrari-288-gto-and-it-went-for-2365000-bonhams-wrote-the-last-few-years-have-seen-the-288-gto-rightfully-assume-its-status-as-a-truly-collectible Source: Bonhams

A similarly styled car to the 288, this 1987 328 GTS went for €74,279. That’s a massive bargain, by the standards of collectible cars from the Prancing Stallion.

a-similarly-styled-car-to-the-288-this-1987-328-gts-went-for-82500-thats-a-massive-bargain-by-the-standards-of-collectible-cars-from-the-prancing-stallion Source: Bonhams

Back to the multi-million Ferraris, and for €2,377,000 you could have taken home this 1971 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider.

back-to-the-multi-million-ferraris-for-2640000-you-could-have-taken-home-this-1971-365-gts4-daytona-spider Source: Bonhams

This 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GT tipped the scales at €366,460. The car was named for Ferrari founder Enzo Ferrari’s son as has a true cult following among the Ferraristas.

this-1973-ferrari-dino-246-gt-tipped-the-scales-at-407000-the-car-was-named-for-ferrari-founder-enzo-ferraris-son-as-has-a-true-cult-following-among-the-ferraristas Source: Bonhams

An incredible 1990 F40 was purchased for €1,113,746. This was the last Ferrari to be developed under the watchful gaze of Enzo Ferrari, who created it to celebrate Ferrari’s 40th birthday. It’s considered by many to be the greatest supercar of all time.

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Ferraris don’t have to be red. This elegant, sporty silver 1968 365 GT 2+2 went for €232,742.

ferraris-dont-have-to-be-red-this-elegant-sporty-silver-1968-365-gt-22-went-for-258500 Source: Bonhams

A 1972 365 GTC/4 brought in €227,700.

a-1972-365-gtc4-brought-in-253000 Source: Bonhams

And now some Ferraris that aren’t red or silver. This 2005 575 Maranello Superamerica was barely driven — just 21,000 kilometers. €321,749 was the hammer price.

and-now-some-ferraris-that-arent-red-or-silver-this-2005-575-maranello-superamerica-was-barely-driven--just-13000-miles-357500-was-the-hammer-price Source: Bonhams/David Bush

And this 1962 250 GTE 2+2 Series II went for €331,741.

and-this-1962-250-gte-22-series-ii-went-for-368500 Source: Bonhams/Drew Shipley

Finally, let’s consider history. Ferrari has come a long way. Just look at the subdued postware styling of this 212 Inter Cabriolet from 1951. This is what the earliest Ferraris looked like. A whopping €17,833,000 was the price.

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- Matthew Debord and Graham Rapier

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