In the past 100 years, some amazing cars have been manufactured. Also, they've been some cars sold at an incredible price. That said, here are the most expensive cars ever sold in auctions. You'll be wowed at amazing prices people placed on vintage cars.
These cars, however, are valued based on various criteria. These are the number of the model produced, the features of the car, its speed, ownership, among several others. Without wasting any time further, there are 7 most expensive cars ever sold.
7 Most Expensive Vintage Cars Ever Sold In An Auction
1. The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Scaglietti
The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO was sold on the 26th August 2018 by RM Sotheby's, an auction house. This Ferrari was sold for $48,405,000. It was described as the world's most important desirable and legendary motor car. Though valued at $60m, at about $48.5m the 1962 Ferrari holds the top spot, claiming the most expensive car ever sold in an auction at the time it was sold.
2. The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta
In the second place, another Ferrari. This time, the Berlinetta. This car was sold by Bonhams auction house on the 14th of August 2014 for $38,115,000. There was a total of 39 of its kind produced. The major reason for its insane value was the fact that the same model used by the world's famous car racers such as Jo Schlesser.
3. The 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti
And yet another Ferrari. The 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti was sold by the auction house, Artcurial on the 15th of February 2016 for $35,730,510. The automobile has got a noteworthy competition history. It came second place at the 1957 Mille Miglia. 6th place at the 12 hours of Sebring in March of the same year also. Won the Grand Prix of Cuba in 1958 among several others.
4. The 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196
The 19544 Mercedes-Benz W196 was auctioned by Bonhams auction house as well. It was sold for $29,600,000 on the 12th of July 2013. The design was spectacular, it had the all-new lightweight space-frame chases. It was also powered by a supercharged inline-eight-cylinder engine. This model won the German and Swiss Grand Prix.
5. The 1956 Ferrari 290 MM
Sold for a whopping $28,050,000 by RM Sotheby's auction house on the 10th December 2015 is the 1956 Ferrari 290 MM. This model took 4th place at the 1956 Mille Miglia and was driven by Argentinian Juan Manuel Fangio. It also took 1st position in 1951, 1954, 1956, and 1957 Formular One Championships.
6. The 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 S N.A.R.T. Spider
This 1967 Ferrari Spider was sold by the auction house RM Sotheby's for $27,500,000 on the 17th of August 2013. It's one of ten NART spiders ever made. It's highly sorted after by Ferrari vintage collection lovers.
7. The 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale
The last of our 7 most expensive auctioned cars, the 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale. And again, sold by the auction house, RM Sotheby's on the 16th of August, 2014. The Ferrari special was sold for $26,400,000. This 1960 classic has a 320 horsepower, V-12 engine. It's simply flawless in every way.
To wrap it all up...
Now you know the most expensive cars ever sold with auction houses that sold them and for how much they were sold. These magnificent cars are just a beauty to behold; beautiful inside and out.