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If you’ve ever driven off a car lot feeling like you spent more than you should have, you can take comfort in knowing that at least you didn’t spend as much as Craig McCaw.

The Seattle-area wireless pioneer and classic car collector has been identified as the buyer of a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, pictured at right, that sold last month for $35 million.

Bloomberg News broke the story, reporting that the price qualified the vehicle as the world’s most expensive car.

Who knows, maybe this is one of the reasons McCaw is selling his private island for $75 million.

Thanks to one of our Facebook followers, Travis Godbout, for pointing out the news about the Ferrari purchase in a comment about our earlier post about McCaw’s island going up for sale.

Contributing to the car’s landmark price was the fact that it was made for legendary race driver Stirling Moss.

McCaw and his brothers sold McCaw Cellular to AT&T Wireless for $11.5 billion in 1994. (Note: Date corrected since original post.)

Photo via Talacrest Limited.

 

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