Other cars to have sold into our listing of the most valuable cars in history include this, The current world record holder for any car at auction is this, The history of the world auction record for an automobile. The Dark Side of the Moon sits at number #3 on the all-time best seller list behind Michael Jackson's Thriller and AC/DC's Back in Black. At 8pm on Saturday August 25, one of the greatest heavyweight contests in history will take place. Connecticut-based collector Paul Pappalardo owned this GTO for just shy of four decades (1974 - 2013), driving it in the 25th, 30th, 35th and 40th anniversary GTO tours, the Ferrari 50th birthday celebrations, and shipping it all over the world to race and show his beloved GTO: Le Mans, Mugello, Bagatelle, Modena, Spa, Paris, Goodwood, Silverstone, Vallelunga, Imola, numerous Tour de France Auto events ... plus untold events in his homeland. However, Hamilton is a huge car enthusiast and has an amazing collection of fast cars, with the four-time World Champion owning some fantastic vehicles such as the Pagani Zonda 760 LH. The world car auction record of US$38.1 million was set at Bonhams' Quail Lodge Sale in August, 2014 by a 1962-63 Ferrari 250 GTO, but many unverified private GTO sales have far exceeded that figure, with the outright world record for a private sale of a car believed to have been set by a 250 GTO at $70-$80 million in May, 2018. In 1966 it changed hands for $3,600, with the low point coming for #3223 in 1969 when the aristocratic but completely unappreciated Ferrari crossed the auction block in Baltimore, fetching just $2,500. Mayweather has a vast collection of cars that features the likes of a Bugatti Veyron, a Ferrari 458 Spider, and a Bentley Mulsanne, amongst many others, which he is more than happy to show off on his social media. Grossman campaigned it successfully across 1964 before it passed through the hands of several owners, being driven in the 20th anniversary GTO tour by Carle Conway in 1982 and finding its way into Lulu's custodianship in 1986. The Australian's passion for cars and racing went so far that he even decided to produce and direct his own documentary named, Love the Beast, which is based purely on his 1973 Ford Falcon XD hardtop. GTO owners who also own Testa Rossas include Rob Walton, Ralph Lauren, Charles Nearburg, Anthony Wang, Giuseppe Lucchini, John McCaw, Giorgio Perfetti, Lawrence Stroll, Tom Price, John Mozart, Peter Sachs, Chip Connor, Lord Anthony Bamford and Carlos Hank Rhon. In a 2004 interview, Lauren said: "I've always seen cars as art. He was one of four brothers who inherited McCaw Communications and created McCaw Cellular (now part of AT&T Mobility) then Clearwire, and his philosophy of "filling a need that others aren't addressing" has built his net worth to $1.76 billion. Not surprisingly, that article went viral. Nick Mason was most certainly never a motorsport numpty, having driven his beloved Ferrari 250 GTO #3757 in every anniversary tour event since 1982, famously "dropping a valve" on the outskirts of Paris during the 20th Anniversary Tour event, plus countless races since he purchased the car 40 years ago. As President and CEO, Anthony presided over the company, which became the largest software company in the world before he retired at the tender age of 49 in 1992. The exact number that were produced is a tad complex to understand: 33 Series I cars were made in 1962-63 with the Series I body we all recognize, another three series II cars with an LM style body were made in 1964, plus another three 330 GTOs (with a four-liter engine) in 1964, and four of the Series I cars were transformed by the factory to Series II bodies in 1964 too. Lady Gaga is someone who is often in the news for her wild antics, but what isn't known about the pop singer and actress is that she is a major car enthusiast, having a solid collection of cars. We don't know what else has since been added to the collection, but the books cover a 1970 512 SM, a 1972 312 PB, a 1952 500 F2, a 375 F1, a 1990 F40LM, a 1954 375 Plus Spyder, a 1957 315S, a 1958 250 TR 59/60, a 1960 250 Testarossa, a 1966 Dino 206, a 1966 P3/412P, a 1961 250 GT SWB Competizione, a 1995 333 SP, a 1962 250 GTO (this car #3869GT), a 1964 Ferrari 250 LM and a 1962 250 GT SWB Spyder California. Nick Mason was the drummer in Pink Floyd, the English rock band that began in 1965 (when the GTO was still winning races), broke up in 1995, got back together again in 2005 for a short time, then reformed in 2012 through 2014. An archeological find of some magnitude went under the hammer on January 23, 2010, when a rusted 1925 Bugatti Type 22 Brescia that had spent the previous three quarters of a century at the bottom of a lake in North Italy was auctioned. Hetfield has a very specific type of collection though, with the vast majority of his collection being made up of traditional hot rods, with this being the type of car he prefers to ride around in when he's not touring. That's a lotta GTO info here, but I had to read the whole thing because I was blown away at all the research done by Mike Hanlon on these amazing cars. Guichet ran a shipyard in Marseille and was a successful industrialist by the time he had turned 21, enabling him to buy and race his own Ferraris and eventually convince Enzo Ferrari he deserved a seat in works cars. He also happens to own two Ford Shelby Cobra's, proving how much he loves the car as he as a version in black and another in red, with Hamilton constantly adding to his collection on a regular basis. According to Forbes, Giorgio and his brother Augusto have a combined net worth of $6.4 billion, now live in Switzerland and are very private, with one exception. Ferrari 250 GTO #3445 is owned by Chris and Ann Cox. Charles E. (Charlie) Nearburg founded Nearburg Exploration in 1979, quickly expanding it to become one of the largest independent oil and gas exploration companies in the US. Rowan Atkinson may have spent the vast majority of his career playing the fool as Mr. Bean, but the Englishman is certainly not a fool when it comes to choosing cars, with the actor having one of the best collections in the world. The original road car was built on a Tipo 539/566 chassis, but included a brake booster, covered headlights, blue interior trim, synchromesh transmission and a four liter Tipo 163/566 competition engine. This is a vehicle that Bana actually owned from when he was a teenager, and even though he has plenty of other cars in his personal collection, the Falcon is the standout for him. Justin Bieber certainly has the finances to afford a major car collection, with the young pop star being one of the richest singers in the world right now, and given that he is a car enthusiast, it is no surprise that he has a wild collection. Read the story for the juicy bits. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Hank Rhon purchased the most expensive car to sell at auction in the world at the time when he outbid all comers to score the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa (#0666TR) which fetched $16.39 million at Gooding's Pebble Beach auction in 2011. By November, 2016, the $38.1 million world auction record price seemed to have catalyzed movement in the private and dealer market to such an extent that three 250 GTOs were for sale privately or on the dealer market with prices all in the vicinity of $55.8 to $57 million. Mamie Spears Reynolds is the daughter of former US Senator Robert Reynolds (from the R. J. Reynolds tobacco family), and Evalyn McLean Roberts of the McLean mining fortune. He purchased Ferrari 250 GTO #3769GT 22 years ago, reunited it with its original engine and subsequently drove it in Ferrari's 50th Anniversary event in 1997, the Coys International Historic Festival at Silverstone (U.K.) in 1997, and the 35th Anniversary GTO Tour in 1997. Before jumping to any sexist assumptions, Lulu made her fortune in her own right, and both Anthony and Lulu have shown and raced both GTOs all over the world. Anthony Wang's 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO #3769GT is the metallic silver car with a central blue stripe pictured amongst its brethren in Maranello, Italy. He was knighted in 1990 at the age of 45. Just what happened to #3769GT in the intervening years is hard to trace, with it being auctioned in Las Vegas in November 1991 with a claimed winning bid of $5.8 million (disputed), then again in Tokyo just four months later where it failed to attract a single bid. #3851GT was owned by Fabrizio Violati of Rome, Italy for just short of half a century prior to that sale, meaning that Carlos Monteverde is just the fifth owner. Provenance adds a premium to the sale price of elite cars, and the car in question had an impressive competition history, including having won the epic 2,300-km (1,429-mi) 1963 Tour de France Automobile. His cars alone are worth in excess of $300 million, and the Ferrari 250 GTO #3987 he has owned since 1985 is not the only star in the show. The highest price ever paid for a car is believed to be $70 million for a Ferrari 250 GTO in May/June of this year, and the world auction record for a car was set by another Ferrari 250 GTO at Bonhams Quail Lodge sale in August, 2014.