10 most expensive cars ever sold

10 most expensive cars ever sold

Despite the financial problems that swept the whole world, there are people who have so much money that they do not know where to spend it. Some of these people spend this money on weird things at inflated prices, which is not at all like rational spending of their budget. However, if a person has extra money, why not spend it on what he likes - for example, on classic cars? Of course, he could donate this amount to charity, but for charity it is difficult to go to the highway and squeeze 150 km / h.

10. Double Rolls-Royce 1904 model year with 10 horsepower engine (1904 Rolls Royce 10 HP Two-Seater)
7.25 million dollars
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Let's start with an incredibly old car that remains, to this day, the most expensive Rolls Royce auctioned off. It is also the largest amount paid for a car produced before 1905, which, incidentally, is not so surprising, considering that before 1905 the cars looked more like mobile bathrooms with a steering wheel.And yet it is quite clear why a round amount was posted for such a car. After all, not every car is equipped with an impressive engine power as much as 10 horsepower. This engine will help accelerate to a crazy speed of 40 kilometers per hour!

9. Mercedes-Benz 38/250 SSK 1929 of the year of release (1929 Mercedes-Benz 38/250 SSK)
7.44 million dollars
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The Germans are well able to intimidate the French. They also make good cars. This Mercedes-Benz model is a combination of these two German abilities: it would be easy to win a race on such a car, but it could also be painted black and ride out of its underground shelter - even supervillates need milk to the bones were strong, and keeping their cows in a shelter is fraught with smell. This model was developed by a guy named Ferdinand Porsche (Ferdinand Porsche), who probably didn’t achieve anything else in the automotive industry. What, someone heard about cars under the brand "Ferdinand"?

8. Daytona-Shelby Cobra Coupe 1965 release (1965 Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe)
7.68 million dollars
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Until recently, it was the largest amount for which a car made in the USA was sold (do not worry, you will soon find out a new champion).This particular car was one of only six representatives of this brand, which was developed by the legendary Carroll Shelby (Carroll Shelby) for auto racing as a rival to Ferrari cars. And since the Americans love a good story about outsiders, they were very excited when the Dayton-Shelby car won the world championship on July 4 in Reims in France. USA! USA! USA!

7. Bugatti Type 57SC Atlante Coupe 1937 release (1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlante Coupe)
7.9 million dollars
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This two-door coupe was a variation of another Bugatti model called the Atlantic. There are only 17 copies of this car. Now you understand why so much was paid for the car. It's like if only a few dozen plastic toys of Bob Fett were released, and you would have the opportunity to buy one of them still packaged and in excellent condition. Who would miss this opportunity?

We tend to the fact that this is a very valuable car. This particular instance was owned by several wealthy people, including magnate William Harrah. It is understandable why all previous owners were representatives of such exclusive circles, given the initial price at which this model was sold. And who wants to pay almost $ 8 million for a car that has been in the hands of the poor?

6Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster 1936 of the year of release (1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster)
9.68 million dollars
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Oh, again, our friend, Mercedes-Benz. This car was sold at PebbleBeach and imagine that the final bid was disappointing. The fact is that many experts believed that for several reasons this car has a chance to become the most expensive in history. Firstly, it’s just one of the few cars that was still on the move, although it was released in Nazi Germany before the war. In addition, the title has a cool letter Z (instead of Special). This is hardly really one of the reasons, but it sounds cool.

5. Bugatti Coupe Royale Kellner 1931 release (1931 Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe)
9.7 million dollars
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Just take a look at this car. Seriously, look at him a little longer. Remember that Mercedes-Benz that looked like a car for a supervillain? Move over Benz - a new contender for this title has appeared. This car was probably the inspiration for the car of the Red Skull (Red Skull) in the film about Captain America, just enough to look at him, and again.

This is one of only six copies of the model, designed for royal families. The plan didn't really work.However, the car is noticeable not only by its evil look, but also by its engine of 12.7 liters, originally developed for the aircraft. Unused Royale engines were subsequently installed on high-speed rail vehicles. It is not clear why the car did not sell well during the Great Depression.

4. Coupe Dyuzenberg Model J Long-Wheelbase 1931 release (1931 Duesenberg Model J Long-Wheelbase Coupe)
10.34 million dollars
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Once we have already mentioned the Great Depression, here is another car, released in 1931, sold for an incredible amount from the auction, but which was incredibly expensive and at the time of its release - then it was sold for 17 thousand dollars. For this amount, you can even now buy a good car, so you can only be surprised that during one of the strongest financial crises in the history of mankind, someone tried to sell a car for such a price. For 4 years of release, the model produced only about 500 copies, and this particular instance went for such a large amount due to the fact that before that it had only 5 owners, and the mileage was only 20,000 kilometers.

3. Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder 1961 release (1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder)
10.9 million dollars
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Attention, spoiler: this is not the last mention of Ferrari in this list.We had to not include several Ferrari in the list, otherwise we would have to repeat the stories about the same manufacturer without interruption. If the car seems familiar to you - this is the same model that Ferris Bueller (Ferris Bueller) "borrowed" from his father Cameron (Cameron) and subsequently ditched. Remember the price the car went for when next time you watch the scene from the movie where Cameron breaks the car.

2. 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf / Mirage Coupe 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf / Mirage Coupe
11 million dollars
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And now for the most expensive American car. As is the case with the rest of the powerful American cars created in the 60s, the Ford GT40 was developed as a competitor for Ferrari in racing. Why did Ford want to beat Ferrari? Ford unsuccessfully tried to buy a Ferrari in 1963. So the most expensive American car was built out of spite. Very American.

1. Ferrari Testarossa prototype 1957 release (1957 Ferrari Testarossa Prototype)
16.39 million dollars
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This is a small scam, but we will combine the two most expensive cars into one. This is the same model, only one of the copies is a prototype, and the other is not. The prototype of the Ferrari Testarossa, produced in 1957, is the first of 250 testarossa specimens, which causes such a high price.Despite the fact that this is a prototype - the car has been racing for eight years. Plus, the car looks very cool. The usual Ferrari Testarossa (not a prototype) was sold in 2009 for 12.2 million dollars, but this is not that expensive - considering that this car looks like a Batmobile!

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