Ever wondered what the most expensive car is in the world? Here you will see a list of the ten most expensive cars ever sold at auction, some of which are so rare, that they cause a media frenzy when they go up for sale. All the names should be familiar to you, they are of course the big ones!
Although a lot of these probably wouldn’t look the coolest to drive in or even to pick up the chicks, but I’m sure if you told a girl what it was worth they would be in the passengers seat in no time!
10. 1930 Bentley Speed Six – $5.1 million
During the 1920′s, Bentley was very successful at the Le Mans racing, winning first in 1924, and then again every year from 1927 to 1930. This 1930′s Speed six is the finest surviving winner and sold at Christie’s Le Man Classic in 2004.
9. 1953 Ferrari 340/375 M Berlinetta Competizione – $5.8 million
This was not only a pure race care, this was the car that won the 1953 24 Hrs Le Man for Ferrari. It went under the hammer at a special auction at Ferrari’sMaranello factory.
8. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO – $6.2 million
One of the rarest cars ever made. Only 36 were made and not many have survived. This model was sold in 1991 in Las Vegas. It was the last known sale of a GTO anywhere in the world. If one came up for auction today, some claim one would fetch upwards of £20million.
7. 1931 Bugatti Royale Berline de Voyager – $6.5 million
Bill Harrah sold this !931 Bugatti in Reno in 1986 at an evening auction just for classic Bugatti’s. It came from his 1400 car collection and is regarded by many as one of the finest ever made
6. Rolls-Royce 10hp Two-Seater – $7.25 million
London, late 2007, this Rolls Royce not only became the most expensive pre 1905 car ever sold, it also became the most expensive Rolls Royce ever sold
5. 1929 Mercedes-Benz 38/250 SSK – $7.4 million
One of only 33 ever made by Mercedes Benz. This SSK Sold in Suffolk, UK back in 2004, making it at the time the most expensive Mercedes in the world.
4. 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster – $8.2 million
3 years after the SSK sold, this fine example of a ’37 540K Special was put up for auction by F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone. It set a new record for a Mercedes Benz by outselling the SSK by $800,000.
3. 1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Testa Rossa – $9.2 million
Another classic Ferrair to be sold at the 2007 Maranello factory auction (1953 Ferrari 340/375 M Berlinetta Competizione), this one however was the very last race car Ferrari used with a front mounted engine. It was driven in the 1962 24hrs Le Mans by Phil Hil and Oliver Glendebien.
2. 1931 Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe – $9.7 million
Being one of only 6 ever made, and featuring a 12.7 li engine (meant for an aircraft!) This Bugatti sold at a special Christie’s auction at the Royal Albert Hall in London 1987. In today’s markey it could well be worth double that figure.
1. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder – $10.9 million
The 1961 California Spyder is regarded as one of the most beautiful cars ever made. Of the 36 ever made. In 2008 this perfect model was put up for auction by former owner, Oscar winning actor, James Coburn. It was bought by British Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans for the staggering £10.9million to become the most expensive car ever.