Mom? Can we have an advance on our allowance?
Now go change your underwear.
Okay, now that you've got fresh underoos on, picture the array of cars you'd buy with just shy of $32 million. Park them side by side, staring out in unison. Porsches, Lamborghinis, Mercedes-Benzes. 458s, R8s, M5s, CTS-Vs. Muscle cars, roadsters, track cars, off-roaders. Modern cars, classic cars, antique cars. $31.7 million buys so much, but this is important—you've got to picture them all, lined up beside one another.
Then shake your head like an Etch-a-Sketch, make all them disappear, and imagine a Ferrari 250 GTO in place of all of them.
A fair trade? Well, if you've got, say, hundreds of millions of dollars to spend on cars, then yeah, blowing $31.7 million on one of the rarest Ferraris of all time doesn't seem quite as outlandish.
We're not sure who exactly bought the 250 GTO that recently changed hands for $31.7 million, but we know who sold it—British real estate agency mogul Jon Hunt, who's reportedly worth about $1.4 billion. (Fun fact: the median net worth of the average American is about $100,000. So for Jon Hunt, buying a $32 million Ferrari is like buying a $2,290 car for the average American.)
But hey, if you've got to pick a car to spend $31.7 million on, you could do a lot worse than the Ferrari 250 GTO. Only 39 were built, and they serve as the high water mark for Ferraris—the last front-engined cars from Maranello that literally could win top-tier racing series of the day then drive home afterwards. Odds are good we'll never see another car quite like it again. Suddenly, that one-car imaginary lineup doesn't seem so weird. [via Top Gear]