1959 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder
1959 Ferrari  250 GT California Spyder
Sold for: $3.9 million
Auctioneers: Gooding & Co.

Ferrari designed the California Spyder with the Italian sportscar maker's lucrative U.S. market in mind. This one is powered by a 240-horsepower V12 engine. The color is unusual for a Ferrari.

Prices for truly top-flight cars like this one are going up, said David Gooding, president of the auction firm Gooding & Co.

"We're seeing a divergence and the very best of the best are bringing in multiples compared to the next best," he said.were seging a divergence and the very best of the best are brignin multiples in sales figure than the next best"

By Peter Valdes-Dapena @PeterDrives - Last updated January 24 2012: 9:18 AM ET
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