We’re here again with the other part of the most expensive cars sold at auction collection. As the list goes on the prices are becoming more whooping than before.
Top 10 most expensive cars sold at auction:
10) 1937 BUGATTI TYPE 57SC SPORTS TOURER – $9,735,000
The best all-round super-sports car which is available on the market today revered by collectors. It is a car in a class by itself. Say no more. Auctioned on March 10, 2016by Bonhams at Amelia Island, Florida.
9) 1937 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K SPECIAL ROADSTER – $9,900,000
This 540K ended up being the most expensive car ever sold during Arizona auction week and is arguably the finest car manufactured in the 1930s. Only 419 examples were built and it was a Rolls-Royce/Bentley equivalent of its day. Boasting a supercharged V8, it features the highly desirable longtail bodywork with the higher doors sought after by collectors. Auction on January 29, 2016 by RM Sotheby’s at Scottsdale, Arizona.
8) 1932 BUGATTI TYPE 55 ROADSTER – $10,400,000
This Type 55 Super Sport boasts a supercharged, eight-cylinder, 2,262cc engine – the same unit that powered the Type 51 Grand Prix racer and was designed by Jean Bugatti. Only 38 were built between 1932-1935. Auctioned by Gooding and Company at Pebble Beach, California.
7) 1933 ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 MONZA ROADSTER – $11,990,000
This legendary 8C Monza was powered owned and raced by prominent Italian drivers between 1933 and 1950. It features a 180bhp 2.3-litre straight-eight engine and was winner of the 1947 Sport Nazionale Championship with Renato Balestrero. Auctioned by Gooding and Company at Pebble Beach, California on August 21, 2016.
6) 1960 FERRARI 250GT SWB COMPETIZIONE – $13,500,000
Driven by Ed Hugus and Augie Pabst at the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans, this 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competizione finished seventh overall. Auctioned on August 20, 2016 by Gooding and Company at Pebble Beach, California.
5) 1962 SHELBY COBRA 260 – $13,750,000
This is the first prototype Cobra built by Carroll Shelby himself back in 1962 so this is no ordinary Cobra. It started out in life as an AC Ace sports car in the UK before Shelby squeezed a V8 into the engine bay and a legend was born.
4) 1959 FERRARI 250GT CALIFORNIA LWB ALLOY SPIDER – $18,150,000
This example was also raced extensively between 1959-1964. It was also factory-fitted with enhancements including disc brakes and a competition gearbox. Sold by Gooding and Company at Pebble Beach, California on August 20, 2016.
3) 1939 ALFA ROMEO 8C 2900B LUNGO SPIDER BY TOURING – $19,800,000
The ultimate Italian sports car of its era. This ultra-rare 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B with open bodywork by Touring Is one of seven cars made. Its engine was developed from Alfa’s racing engines and is producing 180bhp, since it’s powered by a 2.9-litre, twin-supercharged eight-cylinder.
2) 1955 JAGUAR D-TYPE ROADSTER – $21,780,000
1956 Le Mans winning Jaguar D-Type is the most expensive British car ever sold at auction. It’s also the only Le Mans-winning Jaguar C or D-Type that has survived intact.
1) 1957 FERRARI 335S – $35,711,359
Driven by racing greats including Peter Collins, Maurice Trintignant and Wolfgang von Trips, this historic Ferrari broke the auction world record for the sale of racing car. It won the 1958 Cuba Grand Prix with Stirling Moss at the wheel. In the same year, the first official lap of the Le Mans circuit in under four minutes was set by Mike Hawthorn. Auctioned at Artcurial in Paris on February 5, 2016.