When the eyes of the world are mostly just fixated on new cars are expensive, rarely anyone know if the most expensive car in the world is a classic car. In recent years, a classic car is a car that makes most sought-after classic cars price increase to be unreasonable.
Look Bugatti Type 57C Atlantic 1936 which sold for auction in 2010 up to the figure of U.S. $ 43.7 million, more expensive than the most expensive new car in the world, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. Want to know what classic car became the most expensive car in the world? Here are 10 most expensive classic car ever auctioned, as reported by AFP.
1. 1936 Bugatti Type 57C Atlantic – US$43,7 million (2010)
Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic 1936 it reached almost the price is reasonable, U.S. $ 43.7 million. Bugatti 57 SC was previously owned by Dr. Peter D. Williamson from New Hampshire who died in 2008. The results of the auction Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic in 1936 was immediately broke the most expensive car auction status previously held by the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa was made in 1957 which was auctioned in May 2009 in Maranello, Italy with a price of U.S. $ 12.2 million.
In addition to its technology and design extreme, one thing that is special in this car is the fact that the car was designed by Jean Bugatti was the son of the founder of Bugatti, Ettore Bugatti and made of aluminum. Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic itself is an exotic car built by Aerolithe Electron Coupe concept cars ever shown in the event the Paris Auto Show in 1935 and only produced in limited quantities.
Currently there are only two units of Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic with completely original condition. In addition to the car being auctioned, one more unit held by the famous fashion designer Ralph Lauren. Unfortunate, is not mentioned who buys Bugatti car with fantastic prices. Gooding & Company auction in a private car sales are closed.
2. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO – US$ 35 million (2012)
Ferrari 250 GTO 1962 is made secifically for the car racer Sir Stirling Moss. This car sold for auction to a number of U.S. $ 35 million. Wow! Ferrari 250 GTO 1962 green wrapped in indeed be one of the coveted car. In addition to its status as a car specially made for legendary racer during the production period in 1962-1964 Ferrari recorded only make 39 units of Ferrari 250 GTO.
Super expensive cars are known to be sold some time ago by the Dutch-born businessman, Eric Heerema and was bought by a collector of United States named Craig McCaw though both men declined to comment on the news. Ferrari’s 3505 chassis numbered Heerema purchased decades ago from Japanese collectors, Matsuda Yoshiho for just U.S. $ 8.5 million. While Matsuda buy a car is only worth U.S. $ 3.5 million.
Before the Ferrari 250 GTO have Stirling Moss’s former set a record, the most expensive car in the world title held by the Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic 1936 which was bought by a collector from California in 2010. He did not disclose how much money he spends for this car but it is estimated between U.S. $ 30-34 million.
3. Aston Martin DBR1/2 – US$32 million (2012)
This car is one of the most iconic Aston Martin cars in the world. Bears the name of DBR1 / 2, this car won Le Mans championship in 1959 when driven by legendary racer Sir Stirling Moss.
With a number 20 million pounds, the Aston Martin DBR1 / 2 became Britain’s most expensive car in the world for a long beat Bentley 1929, which sold 5 million pounds, but slightly below the most expensive car in the world that carried the Ferrari 250 GTO worth 22 million pounds.
Cars with green paint was created in 1957 and is still in top condition despite more than half a century old. In addition to Le Mans, this car also won the Trophy Tourist RAC championship at Goodwood in 1958 and 1959. And until now, the car is still able to run.
4. 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO – US$19,4 million (2010)
Ferrari 250 GTO is one of the most coveted cars by collectors and the cars that came out in 1963, this one was bought by a British celebrity, Chris Evans in 2010. Recorded only 36 Ferrari 250 GTO cars made in the world and only 2 units of record entered the auction for 18 years. In 2010, the car was listed for auction sold to U.S. $ 19.4 million.
5. 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa – US$ 16,9 million (2011)
1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa sold for auction proved to be a fantastic number, ie U.S. $ 16.4 million. 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is making a breakthrough in an auction held in Monterey, California, United States last year.
High prices are predicted to arise obtained this car because this car has high selling value for being able to carry a Ferrari achieved popularity in the racing history of the world and therefore deserved to be collected.
Moreover, the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa was auctioned is a prototype car and therefore, you could say this car is the first car in a long history of ‘red hed’ design in the 60s. In addition, the car has 1958 Le Mans-style face Nart (North American Racing Team) livery is also located in prime condition after being restored.
6. 1931 Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe – US$ 14,9 million (1987)
Among the many cars in this list, this car is one of the most expensive car that was auctioned at high prices in the past ten years. Yes, because the Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe 1931 has been auctioned since 1987 ago. Even 15 years ago, this car has been able to attract the buyer to bring a price of U.S. $ 14.9 million.
Buyers of this car is a Japanese collector who was not willing to be told his name. When the price when it was converted to inflation for 15 years, then this car might actually be in second place. There are rumors that the classic cars will again brighten auction house. If that really happened, the record is likely to be achieved given the price could reach 15 years ago it was.
7. 1936 Mercedes 540K – US$ 11,7 million (2010)
When a rare classic cars and has a high historical value it can sometimes be sold at a very unreasonable. As with a Mercedes 540K Special Roadster believed to have been used by high-ranking Nazi Hermann Goering’s. This rare car is priced at a pretty crazy that is 12 million pounds in the year 2010.
Sky-high price for a car that was found on a farm in Russia is considered inappropriate, because Hermann Goering was known as one high-ranking Nazi who is very close to Hitler. Moreover, in addition to having a high historical value, the Mercedes Roadster is also just built as many as 26 units. One of them even sold 2 years ago for £ 4 million.
Mercedes who participated in World War II, it still has the typical specification Goering the bulletproof glass and bomb resistant body. One car Goering was never shipped to the United States after World War II was over to be restored, because that’s when a man from Malton, North Yorkshire, England named Nick heard similar cars have Goering on Russian soil, he went straight to.
And it turns out, Nick found a Mercedes car frame made in 1942 was identical to that of Goering, especially blue sky is a favorite color of Goering was still clearly visible.
“It took at least a seven-figure funding for reconditioning (car), then the price of 12 million pounds, is considered inappropriate,” said Nick as AutoCarFashion.com quotes from The Sun on Tuesday (12/1/2010).
8. 1968 Ford GT40 – US$ 11 million (2012)
Classic cars has a history that is indeed a good investment. Ford GT40 as an example. As champions of the past, this car can be auctioned off to a pretty crazy rate, U.S. $ 11 million! Ford GT40 made in 1968, is a race car that sold at auction U.S. $ 11 million at an auction in California some days ago. This is the highest auction record price for an American car in history.
It’s not surprising. Because this is a classic sports car capable of defeating some races Ferrari in the 1960s. Moreover, the cars competing in the legendary Le Mans race in 1950-1960′s era is being targeted by collectors.
A prototype Ford GT40 others according to the plan will also be auctioned. This car was estimated to sell for between U.S. $ 5-7 million although many people believe that the car will be sold at the price.
9. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB – US$ 9,5 million (2008)
The car was previously owned by James Coburn who subsequently purchased by Chris Evans in 2008. This car was the target of none other than its rarity. Nothing, because during the production of this car only made a total of 106 units.
It was only 56 of them were using short chassis like this car. And of the 56 cars were produced, only 37 were delivered to customers. In the engine there is a powerful 280 horsepower engine derived from a capacity of 3.0 liter V12 engine.
10. 1931 Bugatti Royale Berline – US$ 8,9 million (1986)
This car is actually owned by the Bugatti family before eventually finding its way into the United States in 1950.
1931 Bugatti Royale Berline was originally built for the European market, but collapsed due to come onto the market at the height of the Great Depression.