What It's Like To Own (And Drive) The Most Valuable Car In The World

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Tech exec Greg Whitten is about to sell his prized 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

The vast majority of cars on the road cost five figures. (That's tens of thousands of dollars.) Some cost six (hundreds of thousands). There's a handful worth seven figures (as in millions). But an eight-figure car... those only come around once in a while. And that's just what we have here.

It's a Ferrari 250 GTO – arguably the Holy Grail of collector cars. It's a veritable rolling legend and one of the most valuable classic cars in the world. Just a couple of months ago, one such example sold for nearly $80 million.

Now RM Sotheby's has another coming up for auction this month in Monterey, where it's widely expected to sell for upwards of $50 million. That much we already knew. But what's it like to own it, and actually drive the thing? That's what the auction house set out to find out with this latest video.

Chassis number 3413 belongs to one Greg Whitten, formerly one of the top executives at Microsoft, current chairman of Numerix, and a renowned car collector in his own right. His first Ferrari was an F40, which he still has – among many others.

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Alongside the 250 GTO and F40, Whitten has an Enzo, F12 TdF, 599 GTO and SA Aperta, and what looks like two LaFerraris. And those are just Ferraris. He also has the first production Lola, a rare Austin-Healey, and a smattering of other collectables. But what we're really here to find out – what this video is really about – is what it's like to own and drive the 250 GTO. Hear it first hand from a man who owns one before he sells it.

Patrick Ernzen ©2018 Courtesy Of RM Sotheby's, Patrick Ernzen ©2018 Courtesy Of RM Sotheby's

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