Most Expensive Cars Sold in Auction

Most Expensive Cars Sold In Auction

This is a list of the most expensive cars sold in auto auctions through the traditional bidding process, consisting of those that attracted headline grabbing publicity, mainly for the high price their new owners have paid. A 1954 Mercedes-Benz race car sold for a record $30 million at an auction in England on July 12, 2013. While collectible cars have been sold privately for more, this is the highest price ever paid for a car at a public auction. The record was previously held by a 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa Prototype which sold at an auction in California in 2011 for $16.4 million. The Mercedes W196R Formula 1 race car, powered by a 2.5-litre 8-cylinder engine, was one of a group of race cars that won 9 World Championship-qualifying Grand Prix races in 1954 and '55. The previous record was $16,390,000 for a 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, sold on August 21, 2011 in an auction hosted by Gooding & Company in Pebble Beach Equestrian Center, the site of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Pebble Beach, California, United States.

The 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp Two-Seater is currently listed on the Guinness World Records as the most expensive veteran car to be sold, at the price of US$7,254,290 ($8,031,993 in 2013), on a Bonhams auction held at Olympia in London on December 3, 2007.

This list only consists of those that have been sold for at least $3 million in auction sales during a traditional bidding process, inclusive of the mandatory buyers premium and does not include private, unsuccessful (failing to reach its reserve price, incomplete) and out of auction sales.

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Most Expensive Cars Sold In Auction - Absolute Record
... Sortable table Date Model year Car s/n Auctioneer Locale Original price (US$) Adjusted price Notes Source July 12, 1954 ... Mercedes-Benz W196 010. 00006/54 Bonhams Goodwood, West Sussex, United ... States US$4,320,000 $4,919,723 March 12, 1952 ... Ferrari 340 Mexico Coupe 0224AT RM Auctions Amelia Island, Florida, United States US$4,290,000 $4,378,212 May 15, 2004 ... Ferrari 340 Mexico Berlinetta 0226AT RM Auctions Monterey, California, United States US$3,685,000 $3,760,771 May 18, 1958 ... Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider ...

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