Wednesday, August 29, 2007

$5 Million Dollar Ferrari

For those of you who don't know, Pebble Beach is known for it's golf and it's annual "Concours d' Elegance" event, which auctions off and shows the most rare and expensive collector cars. I didn't know about this event until I saw a special and apparently Jay Leno is a huge collector. Anyways, I came across the Top 10 Car Sales and thought you guys would like to check out how these vintage cars sell... plus, if a guy tells you he has a 1959 Ferrari, you'll give him a second glance. ;)

The top-selling car at Pebble Beach this year (nearly as big an honor as winning the prestigious Concours d'Elegance itself), this Ferrari is special in several ways. Beyond being one of the most desirable Ferrari designs of all time, this particular car is one of only seven original alloy-bodied examples ever built.

Bob Grossman drove this car to a first in class - and 5th place overall - finish at the 1959 "24 Hours of Le Mans." The car is fitted with several factory upgrades, including larger carburetors that boost output to 262-horsepower, stiffer suspension and an oversized fuel tank.

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