Top 10 most expensive cars sold at auction

How many are Ferraris? And take a guess which other makes creep into this list. The cheapest one is a mere $19,800,000...

There are rumours of Ferrari 250 GTOs having sold privately for £35 million, perhaps £40m, and we now know that one has sold for $70 million (£52m). But the most accurate figures come from auctions – and the majority of top sales take place during Monterey Car Week in the US.

That’s why the figures in our Top 10 are shown in dollars first, because it is the currency of the top-price cars. However, the second-placed car, sold in Paris, does hold the record for the highest-priced car sold in euros or pounds sterling.

You’ll notice they’re almost all Ferraris – but an Aston Martin, a Mercedes-Benz, an Alfa and a Jaguar have all pushed their way in, too.

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1. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

$38,115,000. Sold at Bonhams, The Quail, Monterey, US. August 2014

2. 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti

$35,700,000. Sold at Artcurial, Paris, France. February 2016

3. 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196

$29,600,000. Sold at Bonhams, Goodwood Festival of Speed, UK. July 2013

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4. 1956 Ferrari 290 MM

$28,050,000. Sold at RM Sotheby’s, New York, US. October 2015

5. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 S NART Spider

$27,500,000. Sold at RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, US. August 2013

6. 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale by Scaglietti

$26,400,000. Sold at RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, US. August 2014

7. 1964 Ferrari 410 Sport

$23,000,000. Sold at Rick Cole, Monterey, US. August 2014

8. 1956 Aston Martin DBR1

$22,550,000. Sold at RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, US. August 2017

9. 1955 Jaguar D-type

$21,780,000. Sold at RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, US. August 2016

10. 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider by Touring

$19,800,000. Sold at RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, US. August 2016

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