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The Most Expensive Vintage Ferrari Auctions For $11 million: Chris Evans

Once owned by U.S. actor James Coburn, the Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder, fetched $11 million at an auction in the luxury sports carmaker’s hometown of Maranello. The proud owner is a British national radio DJ celebrity Chris Evans.
The Ferrari 250 is a sports car built by Ferrari from 1953 to 1964. The company’s most successful early line, the 250 series included several variants. It was replaced by the 275 and the 330.

Designed for export to America, the 1957 250 GT California Spyder was Scaglietti’s interpretation of an open-top 250 GT. Aluminium was used in the hood, doors and trunk lid, with steel specified elsewhere for most models, though a few aluminium-bodied racing versions were also built. The engine was the same as in the 250 Tour de France racing car with up to 240 PS (177 kW; 237 hp). All used the long 2,600 mm (102.4 in) chassis.
45 were made before it was replaced by the SWB version in 1960, and it remains highly valuable for automotive collection, with one example auctioned on August 18, 2007 at Monterey, California for $4.9 million.

Replacing their LWB California Spyder with a SWB version, Scaglietti showed a new 250 GT Spyder California at Geneva in 1960. Based on the 250 GT Berlinetta SWB, it also introduced disc brakes and a 280 PS (206 kW; 276 hp) version of the 250 V12. About 55 were built.
A fiberglass-bodied replica of a 1961 250 GT Spyder California, based on an MG, was featured in the 1986 hit film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
A record price for a 250 GT at auction was set on May 18, 2008 when a black 1961 SWB example that had been owned by The Magnificent Seven star James Coburn was sold for 6.4 million Euros/£5.5 million/$10,894,900 (€7,040,000 including fees). The buyer was Chris Evans, a British radio DJ.

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The Park Hyatt (Shanghai): the world’s highest hotel.

The Park Hyatt, Shanghai, has just taken the mantle of the world’s highest hotel. The Jin Mao Tower it’s about 40 meters taller than the Empire State Building in NYC in which the Park Hyatt Shanghai occupies floors 79 to 93 of the Shanghai World Financial Center (the tallest tower in China at a massive 492 meters). Its stand rates start at around US$320 per night and ramp up to nearly US$13K for the stunning Chairman Suite.

There may be hotels with nicer views, but there’s no hotel on Earth that lets you look down from a greater height than the brand spanking new 6-star Park Hyatt Shanghai. Situated on a bend in the Huangpu river, every room at the Park Hyatt makes full use of its positioning, with floor to ceiling glass windows. You can look out on the misty city below, the enormous Jin Mao tower across the road – which is the second tallest building in mainland China – and the Oriental Pearl TV tower.

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Omega Reference: 3506.31.00 / Omega and Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher was born 3 January 1969, in Hürth-Hermülheim, Germany. He is a former Formula One driver and also a seven-time Formula One world drivers’ champion. Nowadays, he is a current advisor and also an occasional test driver for Ferrari. He is the only German that won the Formula One World Championship. In a 2006 FIA survey, Michael Schumacher was voted the most popular driver of the season among Formula One fans.

Ref 35063100

Steel on steel
Reference: 3506.31.00

MOVEMENT

Caliber: Omega 3301
Self-winding chronograph with column wheel mechanism. Officially certified chronometer. Rhodium-plated finish.
Power Reserve: 52 hours

CRYSTAL

Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal

CASE & DIAL

Stainless steel case
White dial

WATER RESISTANCE

Down to: 100 meters
330 feet

Size

Gents
Case Diameter: 42 mm

Features

Date
Chronograph
Chronometer
Small seconds
Tachymeter

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The Most Expensive House in the World: $122.2 million dollars.

The main characteristics of the most expensive houses around the globe could be how opulent they are. The most expensive house in the world is the one known as Updown Court, in Surrey (England), which is 50 million dollars more expensive than the priciest one in United States.

Most expensive houses $122

This incredible house features:

– 103 rooms

– Five swimming pools

– 24-carat gold leafing on the study’s mosaic floor

– Squash court

– Bowling alley

– Tennis court

– 50-seat screening room

– Heated marble driveway

– Helipad.

It also has eight spaces for limousines able to fit in the underground garage.

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