Ex-Coburn Ferrari Sells for $10,894,900 at RM Maranello Sale

A new world record price for a classic car at auction was set today in Maranello. RM Auctions, in association with Sotheby’s, sold the ultra-rare 1961 Ferrari California Spyder, formerly owned by actor James Coburn, for a hammer price of 6,400,000 euros; that's 7,040,000 with premium, the equivalent of $10,894,900.

The black car, one of two ‘Cal Spyders’ in the sale, and designed around a 'short wheelbase' Ferrari 250 GT, was sold to British TV and radio personality and media mogul Chris Evans.

Other significant cars finding new owners at the now annual all-Ferrari auction were the superb blue 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 for 1,320,000 euros, the 1971 Ferrari 512M for 2,090,000 euros, and one of the talks of the saleroom; the 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso for a well-deserved 759,000 euros.

The 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Competizione was the first car to be sold ‘the RM way’, achieving 1,100,000 euros.


Full report to follow on Classic Driver.

Text - Steve Wakefield
Photos - Classic Driver

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