A rare Ferrari sold at auction for $38.1 million in California

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This car  was involved in a fatal race crash in 1962 when former French Olympic ski champion Henri Oreiller died driving it, doing 100mph at Montlhery Autodrome, just south of Paris, France.

The same car was for many years a piece of collection for Italian Ferrari enthusiast Fabrizio Violati. However, for that much cash, someone could buy around 109 of  2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinettas, the most priciest new Ferrari on the market now. The bidding started at $10 million and finished 15 minutes later. The winner of the auction was an unnamed man bidding over the phone.

The GTO boasts a 3-litre V12 engine developing around 300bhp, giving it a 0-60mph time of 6.1 seconds and a blistering top speed of 174mph. Other owners of such cars are Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, fashion designer Ralph Lauren and JCB boss Anthony Bamford.

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