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Ferrari 250 GTO fetches more than $50 million at auction

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO has sold for just over $50 million (roughly €48 million) at Sotheby's in New York. The cult Le Mans contender has been one of the world's most expensive and sought-after Ferraris for years.

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