Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta 1962 is the most expensive car sold at auction for a record price of $38,115 million.

The classic sports car Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta 1962 is one of the legendary models From the Maranello Rosso Collection of the Italian company.

Recently, one such copy was sold for $ 38 million and became the most expensive car sold at auction.  It is one of only 39 copies that are produced during the years from 1962 to 1964.

Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta Maranello Rosso Collection at Bonhams

In 1965, the car was owned by Ferrari and was then a part of a collection of the Violati family.  The actual sample participated in several races, one of which had a tragic outcome.  The French driver and Olympic skiing champion, Henri Oreiller died in 1962 in a car crash during a race at Montlhery track, France.

The car was then repaired and was part of the classic racing cars, having been maintained in recent years by the Maranello Rosso Collection.

The auction was organized in-house Bonhams, California, and the amount exceeded the cost of the racing Mercedes W196 1954 which was sold for $21.8 million.  This Mercedes was the most expensive car ever sold at auction, until now.

Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta 1962 sold for $38,115,000 at Bonhams Auction 2014-VIDEO: