TOP 10 MOST EXPENSIVE CARS EVER SOLD ON AUCTION

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TOP 10 MOST EXPENSIVE CARS EVER SOLD ON AUCTION

Perhaps you sometimes see one over the road. An amazingly beautiful `vintage` oldtimer from the years in which they still made real cars that lasted a lifetime. Of course you are not the only one admiring old cars. Worldwide there is a big market for classic cars and all the way to get a top speed.However, the true top models just add a little more, namely a story.

A car without a story is just a car. It’s quite different if, for example, this car has participated in a classic match and won a prize. Then a car is no longer a car, but a status symbol. And if there is something that the rich are on Earth, then they are status symbols. These increase their own image and, moreover, they have something to spare over their fellow billionaires at parties and parties. Also as an investment, classic cars are all the way in. They are valuable and the older they become, the more value and status they get. It is therefore not strange that all ten cars are sold

Are you already curious? Then we will no longer hold you in tension. These are the ten most expensive cars ever sold at an auction.

 
TOP 10 MOST EXPENSIVE CARS EVER SOLD ON AUCTION

10. 1954 Ferrari 375-Plus Spider Competizione

1954 Ferrari 375 Plus Spider Competizione - TOP 10 MOST EXPENSIVE CARS EVER SOLD ON AUCTION

Auction: Bonhams, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 2014 
Price: € 17,204,791

Most people do not give it an afternoon to the auction, but the buyer of this Ferrari from 1954 clearly had other ideas about it. The Ferrari 375 Plus is therefore a very special car. It is a real race car that still featured in the renowned Mille Miglia . This is a classic race that was passed annually in Italy. In 1954, this Ferrari was the showpiece of driver Umberto Maglioli. The 1954 race was one of the last editions of the Mille Miglia. As the cars became faster in the race, the risk of fatal accidents also increased enormously. By comparison, at the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1955, 80 deaths fell. For the Millle Miglia, the canvas fell in 1957. Then Ferrari crashed the Portago, where 12 people were killed. That’s why it’s only special that this car is still in such a good condition.

9. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider - TOP 10 MOST EXPENSIVE CARS EVER SOLD ON AUCTION

Auction: Arcturial, Paris, 2015
Price: € 17,303,905

This car brought more than 58 other cars together during an auction. This particular Ferrari was actually meant for an exhibition in a museum, but for many years it disappeared into a collection of yet another hundred other cars. At one point 59 of these cars arrived at an auction where apparently some people walked around with a very well-stocked wallet. The Ferrari was sold for a magistral amount of more than 17 million euros.

8. 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider by Touring

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider by Touring - TOP 10 MOST EXPENSIVE CARS EVER SOLD ON AUCTION

Auction: RM Sotheby’s Auctions, Monterey Sale, 2016
Price: € 18,517,381

TOP 10 MOST EXPENSIVE CARS EVER SOLD ON AUCTION

This pre-war bolide is just one of the twelve copies ever made in this series. The Lungo Spider is a so-called “ Grand Tourer ”, which means it’s a very luxurious car, which was intended to ride the road very comfortably. Such cars were mostly used by eccentric heads of state, plus a single dictator who proudly drove through the streets. The car is luxurious, big, fast and amazingly practical. The Alfa Romeo features a 2.9 liter engine named by investigator Simon Moore in his book as the `immortal` 2.9. Such a thing must be a good purchase.

7. 1955 Jaguar D-Type

1955 Jaguar D Type - TOP 10 MOST EXPENSIVE CARS EVER SOLD ON AUCTION

Auction: RM Sotheby’s Auctions, Monterey Sale, 2016
Price: € 20,362,251

Another race car that made it known in a renowned car race of the past. This pale blue racing champion managed to write his 24 hour Le Mans in 1956. Such a car is very nice to show as a show model, but perhaps less practical for a round trip on the public road. Either way, this Jaguar ends at seven in the list.

6. 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB / C Special by Scaglietti

1964 Ferrari 275 GTB C Speciale by Scaglietti - TOP 10 MOST EXPENSIVE CARS EVER SOLD ON AUCTION

Auction: RM Sotheby’s Auctions, Monterey Sale, 2014
Price: € 24,679,101

As we finish the list, the cars are becoming more and more special and rarer. For example, take this `Special` Ferrari designed in 1964 to compete with Ford and Daytona during Le Mans’ 24 hours in 1965. Ferrari already had the 275 GTB ahead of the road. However, this model has an even greater amount of racing power. Including a tuned V12 engine, with 70 extra PK, which was also lowered to be more firm on the road. In addition, it was the first Ferrari with a loose rear suspension.

5. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB / 4 * S NART Spider

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB 4S NART Spider - TOP 10 MOST EXPENSIVE CARS EVER SOLD ON AUCTION

Auction: RM Sotheby’s Auctions, Monterey Sale, 2013
Price: € 25,717,180

Although this fully restored Ferrari 275 GTB was not as special as its named name partner, it was able to add more to the auction. The reason for this is the “sagging story” mentioned earlier that the buyer is right there. This particular car was used in the movie The Thomas Crown Affair with Steve McQueen ..

4. 1956 Ferrari 290 MM

1956 Ferrari 290 MM - TOP 10 MOST EXPENSIVE CARS EVER SOLD ON AUCTION

Auction: RM Sotheby’s Auctions, New York City, 2015
Price: € 26,234,974

This Ferrari made the flash during 1956 Mille Miglia, one of the last editions of this infamous and famous race. Then the “career” of this supercar just went on. Among other things, he was driven by famous drivers like Alfonso de Portago and Wolfgang von Trips, thereby raising the auction price of this Ferrari to astronomical height.

3. 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196

1954 Mercedes Benz W196 - TOP 10 MOST EXPENSIVE CARS EVER SOLD ON AUCTION

Auction: Bonhams, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 2013
Price: € 27,682,792

This Grand Prix monster was driven by five-time Formula 1 world champion Juan Manuel Fangio.That’s about the same as buying Michael Schumacher’s formula 1 car. These performances make it clear that the huge amount of more than 27 million euros was paid for this car. The Mercedes was auctioned with all the spots and the dirt still on the car, as if he had finished his last race last night.Apparently the amount was not high enough that a decent wash could be done.

2. 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti

1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti - TOP 10 MOST EXPENSIVE CARS EVER SOLD ON AUCTION

Auction: Artcurial, Paris, 2016
Price: € 33,389,265

The first car on the list costing over thirty million euros. And what do you get for it? Another special race car. Where previous cars had to do with an honorable mention in a single car race, this car will bump them all into the dust. Le Mans, De Mille Miglia, 12 o’clock in Sebring. This car did it all.

1. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO - TOP 10 MOST EXPENSIVE CARS EVER SOLD ON AUCTION

Auction: Bonhams, The Quail, 2014
Price: € 35,646,682

The most expensive car ever auctioned goes well over 35 million euros. In total, only 39 copies of the 250 GTO were made and this copy was the most successful of all of them. It won the World Championships in 1962 and again in 1963. In addition, this car was also very well maintained. A real world champion, too, at the auction.

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