The 20 most expensive cars ever sold at auction

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    The classic car market has been booming for some time now and the price of the most sought after examples seems to be continually rising. Wealthy petrolheads and even investors who have no interest in cars are beginning to see classic cars as investment opportunities, just like they would with art or antiques. Some experts are even going as far to say that old cars are a better investment than gold (providing you pick the right car). Below is a list of the top 20 most expensive cars ever sold at auction.

    20. 1953 Jaguar C-Type Works Lightweight Sold for: $13,200,000 Auctioneer: RM Sotheby’s Date sold: 15 August 2015

    19. 1956 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta ‘Tour de France’ Sold for: $13,200,000 Auctioneer: RM Sotheby’s Date sold: 13 August 2015

    18. 1998 McLaren F1 ‘LM-Specification’ Sold for: $13,750,000 Auctioneer: RM Sotheby’s Date sold: 13 August 2015

    17. 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Sold for: $14,300,000 Auctioneer: RM Sotheby’s Date sold: 10 December 2015

    16. 1964 Ferrari 250 LM Sold for: $14,300,000 Auctioneer: RM Sotheby’s Date sold: 21 November 2013

    15. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider Sold for: $15,180,000 Auctioneer: Gooding & Company Date sold: 16 August 2014

    14. 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Sold for: $16,390,000 Auctioneer: Gooding & Company

    13. 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale Sold for: $16,500,000 Auctioneer: Gooding & Company Date sold: 17 August 2015

    12. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider Sold for: $16,830,000 Auctioneer: Gooding & Company Date sold: 17 August 2015

    11. 1964 Ferrari 250 LM Sold for: $17,600,000 Auctioneer: RM Sotheby’s Date sold: 13 August 2015

    10. 1954 Ferrari 375-Plus Spider Competizione Sold for: $18,400,177 Auctioneer: Bonhams Date sold: 27 June 2014

    9. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider Sold for: $18,500,000 Auctioneer: Artcurial Date sold: 6 February 2015

    8. 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider by Touring Sold for: $19,800,000 Auctioneer: RM Sotheby's Auctions Date sold: 19 - 20 August 2016

    7. 1955 Jaguar D-Type Sold for: $21,780,000 Auctioneer: RM Sotheby's Auctions Date sold: 19 - 20 August 2016

    6. 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale Sold for: $26,400,000 Auctioneer: RM Sotheby’s Date sold: 16 August 2014

    5. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4S NART Spider Sold for: $27,500,000 Auctioneer: RM Sotheby’s Date sold: 17 August 2013

    4. 1956 Ferrari 290 MM Sold for: $28,050,000 Auctioneer: RM Sotheby’s Date sold: 10 December 2015

    3. 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 Sold for: $29,600,000 Auctioneer: Bonhams Date sold: 12 July 2013

    2. 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti Sold for: $35,711,359 Auctioneer: Artcurial Date sold: 5 February 2016

    1. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Sold for: $38,115,000 Auctioneer: Bonhams Date sold: 14 August 2014

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    Comments (23)
    • By looking at this list, I think that Ferrari might be the most legendary car manufacturer out there.

      7 months ago
    • so why is the ferrari 250 so expensive?

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    • What? No Pinto?

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    • I was stood next to the '54 Mercedes (No.3) when it went through the auction. Was Unbelievable!

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    • join my tribe for porsche RWB content

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