Top 10 Most Expensive Classic Cars Ever Sold In Auctions

Harin - Jul 01, 2019


Top 10 Most Expensive Classic Cars Ever Sold In Auctions

You might feel surprised to know the enormous price of some classic cars. Here are some of the most expensive classic cars that have ever been sold at auctions.

You might feel surprised to know the enormous price of some classic cars that have been sold in auctions.

Buyers can sometimes pay several tens of millions of dollars for models like the 1960s Ferraris. You may think that’s too much for a car, but keep in mind, many of these classic models are limited editions.

In other words, the winning bidder is buying not just a machine, but a piece of history.

Today we brought you some of the most expensive cars that have ever been sold at auctions.

So which car is going to be the most expensive one?

1. Ferrari 250 GTO Sold In 2018

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Ferrari 250 GTO.

Auction House: RM Sotheby’s

Price: $48.4 Million

 In 2018, $48.4 million was paid for the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. When new, these cars could be bought at the price of $18,000, which was still quite of an investment.

2. Ferrari 250 GTO Sold In 2014

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Ferrari 250 GTO

Auction House: Bonhams

Price: $38 Million

Another Ferrari 250 GTO was sold for $38 million back in 2014. It seems like another owner got a fine profit from their original investment.

3. Ferrari 335S

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Ferrari 335S.

Auction House: Artcurial

Price: $35.7 Million

$35.7 million is the money that the winning bidder paid for a Ferrari 335S which was a sports racing car manufactured between 1957 and 1958.

4. Stirling Moss’ Mercedes-Benz W196

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Stirling Moss' Mercedes-Benz W196.

Auction House: Bonhams

Price: $29.6 Million

A Mercedes-Benz W196 was sold for $29.6 million back in 2013. The car was an F1 racing car which was manufactured between 1954 and 1955. This car won around 9 to 12 races and was driven by racing greats such as Stirling Moss and Juan Manuel Fangio.

5. A Ferrari 290 MM

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Ferrari 290 MM.

Auction House: RM Sotherby’s

Price: $28 Million

In 2015, a Ferrari 290 MM was sold for $28 million. This car was driven by Juan Manuel Fangio which won the 4th place in the 156 Mille Miglia race.

6. A Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S NART Spider

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Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S NART Spider.

Auction House: RM Auctions

Price: $27.5 Million

In 2013, a Ferrari 275 was sold for $27.5 million. The car was manufactured between 1964 and 1968 in a 2-door spider body styles or 2-door coupe.

7. A Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale

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Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale.

Auction House: RM Auctions

Price: $26.4 Million

$26.4 million was paid for the 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale which only had four examples ever been built. And Mauro Forghieri oversaw the manufacturing himself.

8. Aston Martin DBR1

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Aston Martin DBR1.

Auction house: RM Sotherby’s

Price: $22.5 Million

In 2017, a winning bidder paid a hefty sum of $22.5 million for an Aston Martin DBR1 which was a sports racing car. The vehicle was built by Aston Martin and is known for its win in the 1959 24 Hours Le Mans. Many racing legends have driven the car, which includes Tony Brooks, Stirling Moss, and many more.

9. A Duesenberg SSJ

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Duesenberg SSJ.

Auction House: Gooding and Company

Price: $22 Million

In 2018, a Duesenberg SSJ was brought with a price of $22 million. Only two Duesenberg SSJ were built and both of them came with lightweight open-roadster bodies.

10. A Jaguar D-Type

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Jaguar D-Type.

Auction House: RM Sotherby’s

Price: $21.8 million

This Jaguar D-Type was made specifically for the Le Mans 24-hour race. The car was manufactured between 1954 and 1957. And in 2018, one of the 90 cars ever built was sold for about $22 million.

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