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10 Most Expensive Cars Ever Sold At Auction

 

10. 1963 Aston Martin DP215, $21,455,000

The Aston Martin DP215 was a prototype sports car built by Aston Martin for grand touring-style racing in 1963. It was built alongside the similar DP214, both of which replaced the previous DP212. Only a single example was built, which survives today.


9. 1955 Jaguar D-Type, $21,780,000

The Jaguar D-Type won at Le Mans three times from 1955 to 1957, it won Le Mans in 1956 thanks to the 3.4-liter, 285-horsepower inline-six that saw the tail-finned racer hit 156 miles per hour on the Mulsanne straight.


8. 1935 Duesenberg SSJ, $22,000,000

The Duesenberg Model J is a luxury automobile made by Duesenberg. Intended to compete with the most luxurious and powerful cars in the world, it was introduced in 1928


7. 1956 Aston Martin DBR1, $22,550,000

The Aston Martin DBR1 was a sports racing car built by Aston Martin starting in 1956. It is most famous as the victor of the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans. This Aston Martin DBR1 is currently the most expensive British car to ever sell at auction.


6. 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale, $26,400,000

This piece of Ferrari history is extremely special. It’s one of only three such models built, and though it was designed to be a race car, it only saw use on the road. it’s also the first Ferrari road car to feature independent rear suspension.


5. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S NART Spider, $27,500,000

The 275 GTS/4 NART Spider was a 2-seater spider version of the 275 GTB/4, 10 of which were built in 1967. 


4. 1956 Ferrari 290 MM, $28,050,000

The Ferrari 290 MM was a Ferrari race car produced in 1956 and four cars were built. This one was built for the 1956 Mille Miglia and was also driven by the great Juan Manuel Fangio.


3. 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196, $29,600,000

This vintage Mercedes Formula One car had a successful racing career in the mid-1950s. Raced by Juan Manuel Fangio, it won the German and Swiss Grands Prix in 1954.


2. 1957 Ferrari 335S, $35,711,359

 

One of just four such cars produced by Ferrari, the 335 S was an upgrade to the 315 S with a V12 punched up to 4.1 liters. With a maximum power of 390 horsepower.


1. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, $48,405,000

Ferrari 250 GTO has claimed the crown as the most expensive car ever sold. The car has an illustrious motorsport history, winning the 1964 Tour de France and finishing fourth in the 1963 Le Mans 24-Hour.


References:

Wikipedia.org

Motor1.com

Businesstech.co.za

Evo.co.uk

Autocar.co.uk

 

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