What are the world’s most expensive cars ever sold at auction for 2016? Scroll down do see the first part of them. Classic cars can sell at auction for more than $30 million these days. 2016 is over so let’s see the most expensive racing car ever sold at auction.
When talking about the world’s most expensive cars, it’s easy to think an astonishing price.
20) 1966 FORD GT40 MARK I ROAD COUPE – $4,400,000
The first GT40 road car delivered to North America, this Mark I Ford supercar served as a test and validation car at the Ford Motor Company’s HQ in Dearborn, Michigan, before being used as a public relations show car. It was featuring a leather interior and air conditioning. It was auctioned by Mecum at Monterey, California, in August, 2016.
19) 1979 PORSCHE 935 – $4,840,000
This Hawaiian Tropic Porsche 935 is no ordinary Porsche. It took the chequered flag at the 1981 24 Hours of Daytona and the 1983 12 Hours of Sebring and was also raced to second place at the 1979 Le Mans with no less than Hollywood star Paul Newman at the wheel. Auctioned by Gooding and Company at Pebble Beach, California, in August, 2016.
18) 2014 FERRARI LAFERRARI – $4,700,000
In 2014, at Modena LaFerrari has been representing an impressive profit, considering it only left the factory. At the time, it was believed to be the most expensive LaFerrari ever sold, with a price of around $1.5m. Auctioned by Mecum at Monterey, California, in August, 2016.
17) FERRARI 750 MONZA – $5,225,000
This 750 Monza is an important piece of Ferrari competition history and raced by America’s ‘Big Three’ – Phil Hill, Carroll Shelby and Jim Hall. Auctioned on August 19, 2016, by RM Sotheby’s at Monterey, California.
16) 1955 PORSCHE 550 SPYDER – $5,335,000
US comedian Jerry Seinfeld put 16 Porsches up for sale from his collection at Amelia Island in 2016 and this 550, with fewer than 10,500 miles on the clock, was the star lot. It was also one of the world’s best sports cars. Auctioned by Gooding and Company at Amelia Island, Florida, on March 11, 2016, it will be remembered as the type of car that killed James Dean.
15) 1950 FERRARI 166 MM BERLINETTA – $5,445,000
This Ferrari started off life as an open-top barchetta. It was then loaned to Giuseppe “Nuccio” Bertone of the Bertone design family, who raced the car in the 1950 Mille Miglia. Sold unrestored on August 20, 2016 by Gooding & Company at Pebble Beach, California.
14) 1956 FERRARI 250 GT BERLINETTA COMPETIZIONE ‘TOUR DE FRANCE’ BY SCAGLIETTI – $5,720,000
This elegant classic Ferrari was one of just 14 made and was up for auction for the first time in 23 years. It once belonged to the legendary Marquis Alfonso de Portago, a Spanish gentleman racer who rose to celebrity status in the early 1950s. Auctioned at Artcurial in Paris on February 5, 2016.
13) 1950 FERRARI 166 MM/195 S BERLINETTA LE MANS – $6,490,000
This car was built on the 166 MM chassis, shown at the 1950 Paris Salon and it was one of just six Touring Berlinettas. It was also twice raced by the Scuderia Ferrari with results including an outright victory at the 1950 Giro delle Calabria. Auctioned by Gooding and Company at Pebble Beach, California on August 20, 2016.
12) 2016 FERRARI LAFERRARI – $7,000,000
The 500th and final example of the LaFerrari hybrid hypercar was sold at a charity auction and the funds were sent to help rebuilding efforts in Central Italy after several devastating earthquakes struck the region earlier in 2016.
11) 1951 FERRARI 340 AMERICA BARCHETTA – $8,250,000
Auctioned by RM Sotheby’s on May 14, 2016, at Monaco, this rare Ferrari 340 is the third of just 23 cars produced by Ferrari and it’s the second of eight bodied by Touring.
Stay tuned for the most expensive cars sold at auction part 2.