A very rare Ferrari 250 SWB California Spyder from 1961 has been sold for $23M at Artcurial's Retromobile sale in Paris, France

A very rare Ferrari 250 SWB California Spyder from 1961 has been sold for $18.5M (16.3M EUR) including taxes at Artcurial's Retromobile sale in Paris, France.

The machine is one of only 37 ever produced and was previously owned by actors Gerard Blain and Alain Delon. Lost for almost 40 years by collectors, the car was found at a French barn along with 59 other exclusive retro cars.

Selling for $18.5M (16.3M EUR), the Ferrari becomes the fifth most expensive vehicle ever sold. Delon sold it and it changed hands several time only to be taken from Jacques Baillon in 1971. For a very long time it was considered lost until it was discovered in December last year by Baillon’s grandchildren.

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