By Chad Waite | June 1, 2012
A year and a half ago we wrote a story on a Bugatti Type-57SC Atlantic that fetched an astronomical $38 million at the auctions, making it the world’s most expensive vehicle ever. We now know that the speculated yet undisclosed purchase price wasn’t actually $38 million but a “less astronomical but still astronomical” $30-$34 million that was used to buy the Atlantic. Chump change, right?
Well for Craig McCaw, a successful business man with a taste for classic cars, it is chump change, something that’s clearly evident after dropping a record-setting $35 million on the fantastically rare and unique apple-green Ferrari 250 GTO. That’s the green one that Ferrari built especially for Sir Stirling Moss, the famous British race car driver.
Of course this isn’t the first time the 250 GTO has made headlines with big price tags. Because only 39 units were ever made, any time one goes to auction it’s guaranteed to fetch a massive sum of money, with a recent previous auction hitting $31.8 million for a near-perfect red 250 GTO.
So, in keeping with tradition whenever we report on these type of stories, we’d like to give you a list of the number of other vehicles and other various items you could purchase with $35 million. Let’s begin:
- 3,185 Nissan Versas
- 1,400 Subaru BRZs
- 358 Nissan GT-Rs
- 13 Bugatti Veyron Super Sports
- 3 A-10 Thunderbolt II Attack Planes
- 3,301,886 McDonald’s Dollar Cheeseburgers (with 6% sales tax)
- 500 Days Of Ownership Of The Country Of Liechtenstein
So, what would you rather have? One of the most iconic, beautiful sports cars ever or something on that list? Or have something else you’d like to buy with $35 million? Let us know in the comments below.