Top 10 most expensive cars sold at auction
How many are Ferraris? And take a guess which other makes creep into this list. Following Monterey 2018, even the cheapest here is over $20m...
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Series II
$48,405,000. Sold at RM Sotheby's, Monterey, US. August 2018
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Series I
$38,115,000. Sold at Bonhams, The Quail, Monterey, US. August 2014
1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti
$35,700,000. Sold at Artcurial, Paris, France. February 2016
1954 Mercedes-Benz W196
$29,600,000. Sold at Bonhams, Goodwood Festival of Speed, UK. July 2013
1956 Ferrari 290 MM
$28,050,000. Sold at RM Sotheby’s, New York, US. October 2015
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 S NART Spider
$27,500,000. Sold at RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, US. August 2013
1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale by Scaglietti
$26,400,000. Sold at RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, US. August 2014
1964 Ferrari 410 Sport
$23,000,000. Sold at Rick Cole, Monterey, US. August 2014
1956 Aston Martin DBR1
$22,550,000. Sold at RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, US. August 2017
1935 Duesenberg SSJ
$22,000,000. Sold at Gooding & Company, Monterey, US. August 2018
There are rumours of Ferrari 250 GTOs having sold privately for £35 million, perhaps £40m, and we now know that one has sold for a claimed $70 million (£52m). But the most accurate figures come from auctions.
Following the 2018 Monterey Week, two additions have impacted on the previous listing. The highest price ever paid at auction was shattered by the 250 GTO Series II that reached $48,405,000 in a packed salesroom during the 2018 Monterey week. The day before, a Duesenberg SSJ Roadster achieved $22m, making it the most expensive pre-war car and most expensive American car ever sold at auction.
The figures in our Top 10 are shown in dollars first, because it is the currency of the top-price cars. However, the third-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 and a Duesenberg split up the dominance of the Italian marque .
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