Saturday, August 1, 2015

World's most Expensive Cars at Auction

Next month, a 1960 Ferrari 250 SWB is expected to bring more than £8 million when it’s auctioned by RM Sotheby’s

1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta 'Competizione' Price: $12.8m. It was one of three entered by the Ferrari factory team in the 1953 Le Mans 24 Hours.

1964 Ferrari 250 LM Price: $14.3m The 250 LM was the last Ferrari to win Le Mans, taking the checkered flag in the 1965 race.

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider. Price: $15.2m. Ferrari made just 56 examples of the 250 GT SWB California Spider.

1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Price: $16.4m. Sold in 2011 for a then world record. It was the prototype.

1954 Ferrari 375-Plus Spider Competizione. Price: $18.4m The first of only five examples.

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider. Price: $18.5m. One of 59 rare classics that were sold at auction after being found in a barn last year.

1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale. Price: $26.4m. Ferrari built just three of these cars, each with lightweight aluminium bodywork and a 316bhp 3.2-litre V12 engine.

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S NART Spider. Price: $27.5m Only 10 Ferrari 275s were built, the car that went for $27.5m was driven by Steve McQueen in The Thomas Crown Affair.

1954 Mercedes W196. Price: $29.6m. Raced by five-time World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio, it won a number of Grand Prixs and sold for a then world record in 2013.

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. Price: $38.1m. 39 were built. This rarity combined with the GTO’s beauty and success as a racer make it the most valuable car ever sold at auction.

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