The cars you could own for the price of a Ferrari 250 GTO

The most recent auction record for a car got us thinking

The cars you could own for the price of a Ferrari 250 GTO

If you were paying attention during Monterey Car Week, you’d be aware that a certain 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sold for a frankly ridiculous AU$66 million.

Not only did this set a new auction record, but it also got us thinking. Imagine all the cars you could own for $66 million – cars you’d be far more likely to drive.

You could own 12 Pagani Huayra Roadsters, the most expensive car currently on the market in Australia, but we’re guessing you’d rather some variety.

So would we, which is why we’ve gone digging through classifieds and our new car sales section from the magazine to put together the ultimate garage for less than the price of one Ferrari 250 GTO.

First, we’d actually take the Huayra – because why not? We’ve got $60.5 million left now, not exactly ‘slumming it’. Next, a quick look at our sister site Unique Cars suggests one of the most expensive cars on the used market is a 2015 Ferrari 458 Italia Speciale. Knock $1.5 big ones off and we’re at $59.5m.

A brand new Rolls Royce Phantom EWB should suit us for the days when ‘one’ doesn’t feel like driving. Let’s round that $990,000 (as if anyone’s paying for a base Phantom) up slightly, and we’re looking at $58.5 million left to spend. This is proving a challenge.

Rolls Royce Phantom Ewb Jpg

Here might be a good point to go though and pick out a bunch of relatively standard cars from each of the big performance brands, BMW M, AMG, etc.

Let’s have an Audi S1, RS3 Sportback, RS4 Avant, RS5 Coupe, RS6 Performance Avant, an RS7 Performance Limo, a TT RS, an R8 V10 Plus, and an R8 V10 RWS. That’s only $1,760,000.

Audi R 8 V 10 RWS Jpg

Let’s continue to round up (so, $1.8 million) because there’ll probably be plenty of extra costs in there, and journalists are famously bad at simple maths. We’re sitting on $56.7m now.

A BMW M140i (it totally counts), an M2 CompetitionM3 Comp and M3 CS, M4 Comp Convertible and M4 CS, M5 Comp, M6, M760Li, and, just because it’s cool, an i8. $2.103 million. Round up for $2.2 million. $54.5 million left.

BMW M 5 Competition Jpg

From AMG: A45, C43, C63 S (Sedan, Cabrio, and Estate), E63 S, CLS63 S, S63 L, S65 Coupe and Cabrio, AMG GT, GT C Roadster, and GT R, and a G63 for good measure.  Just under $3.8 million. $50.7m left.

Just for fun, let’s buy ever car Porsche has listed in MOTOR’s hot source section, opting for manual where possible because we’ve got $66 million and we can do whatever we want. That totals $12,089,000, leaving us with a rounded down $38,600,000.

Mercedes AMG GT R Jpg

We’re not even half-way yet, so let’s jump into some auction results.

A 2004 Porsche Carrera GT sold at Monterey for $1,280,000, a 1989 RUF CTR 'Yellow Bird' for $1,393,000, a 1998 AMG CLK GTR picked up $6,149,000, and an F12tdf  just over $1 million.

There goes $9,822,000, and we’ve still got $28,778,000. Let’s assume we’ve set aside another $10 million for buying up old classics such like HQ GTS Monaros and XB GT Coupes, and another $10 million for a variety of other driver’s cars like Civic Type Rs, MX-5s, Mustangs, Lotuses, whatever you’re into.

Shelby Mustang Jpg

With nearly $10 million left at the end of that, it’s safe to say there’s plenty of fuel money and cash to cover rego fees.

Or, you could always have one old Ferrari.


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