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When spending six figures or more on a luxury sports car, most buyers inspect every inch to make sure there are no marks on it, but this 2002 Aston Martin Vanquish is the ultimate exception to that rule — the more marked up, the more valuable it is.
"It's a one-of-a-kind car to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Basketball Hall of Fame," Ken Goldin, founder of Goldin Auctions, the company selling this basketball-themed luxury vehicle, told CNBC.
In 2009, the supercar was placed outside the entrance to the ceremony where basketball legends Michael Jordan, David Robinson and John Stockton were being inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Some of the best basketball players in the world signed the car as they walked the red carpet, making this the only car with signatures from 50 basketball Hall of Famers.
Owner and avid car collector, Geoff Abadee, bought the car for about $200,000. An appraiser now values it at $1.25 million.