In May this year, a rare car 1960 Ferrari 250 SWB should go under the hammer at an auction Sotheby. Presumably, the price will be more than 8 million pounds. Do you think this is the highest price for the car? And here and there … Let’s look at the top ten most expensive cars sold at auction for all times. Cars are listed in ascending order, so that the most expensive – for dessert.
Most Expensive Cars Sold at Auction:
1. The same Ferrari 250 SWB 1960 release. (Philip Hollis)
2. Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta «Competizione» 1953 release.
Price: 12.8 million dollars (8.5 million pounds at today’s exchange rate).
At the 10th place car, which ran three world champion Mike Hawthorn, Alberto Ascari and Nino Farina. It was one of the three cars presented at the Ferrari factory Le Mans race in 1953. (RM Auctions)
3. Ferrari 250 LM 1964 release.
Price: 14.3 million dollars (9.4 million pounds at today’s exchange rate).
250 LM was the last Ferrari, who won Le Mans, taking first place in the race in 1965. (RM Auctions)
4. Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider 1961 release.
Price: 15.2 million dollars (£ 10 million at today’s exchange rate).
Ferrari made a total of 56 copies of the 250 GT SWB California Spider, a car sold at Pebble Beach in August last year, was still at the line of cars with a folding hard top. (RM Auctions)
5. Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa 1957 release.
Price: 16.4 million dollars (10.8 million pounds at today’s exchange rate).
Different versions of Testa Rossa won Le Mans in 1958, 1960 and 1961, but they became the prototype machine, which the company Gooding & Company sold in 2011 for a record price at the time. (RM Auctions)
6. Ferrari 375-Plus Spider Competizione 1954 release.
Price: 18.4 million dollars (12.1 million pounds at today’s exchange rate).
At last year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed Ferrari 375-Plus 1954 issue was sold for 10.7 million pounds. The first of only five copies of this 4.9-liter 12-valve racing car – it was he who helped Ferrari win the world championship sports car in 1954. (RM Auctions)
7. Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider 1961 release.
Price: 18.5 million dollars (12.2 million pounds at today’s exchange rate).
One of the 59 representatives of the rare classics, which were sold at auction after they found a barn in the past year. Once this California Spider owned by French actor Alain Delon, who photographed it with Jane Fonda and Shirley MacLaine. (Artcurial)
8. Ferrari 275 GTB / C Speciale 1964.
Price: 26.4 million dollars (17.4 million pounds at today’s exchange rate).
Ferrari set up a total of three similar cars, each of which has a lightweight aluminum frame and engine of 3.2 liters and 12V, giving out 316 horsepower. (RM Auctions)
9. Ferrari 275 GTB / 4 * S NART Spider 1967 release.
Price: 27.5 million dollars (18.2 million pounds at today’s exchange rate).
Only 10 convertibles were built by direct request from the North American Ferrari importer Luigi Chinetti. The car, which went for 27.5 million dollars, managed to shine in the film “The Thomas Crown Affair” with Steve McQueen in the title role. (RM Auctions)
10. Mercedes W196 1954 release.
Price: 29.6 million dollars (19.5 million at today’s exchange rate).
The only car in the top ten, not belonging to “brush» Ferrari, – is Mercedes W196. It was piloted by five-time world champion Juan Manuel Fangio, she has won numerous Grand Prix and was sold for a record price at the time of the Festival of speed in 2013. (RM Auctions)
11. Ferrari 250 GTO 1962 release.
Price: 38.1 million dollars (25.1 million pounds at today’s exchange rate).
250 GTO was created for racing. But when, under the rules, it was necessary to create 100 copies, Ferrari somehow was able to make only 39. This rare, combined with the beauty of the GTO and its success in racing circles Ferrari made this car truly valuable and most expensive machine ever sold at auction. (Max Earey)