Posted on 08/11/22

These Are The Most Expensive Classic Cars Sold At An Auction

These Are The Most Expensive Classic Cars Sold At An Auction

A classic car is more than a hobby. It's a passion most people have had since their youth and will never lose. It is also a passion that has led to many remarkable classic car sales at auctions throughout the years.

Move Car Auto Transport has been providing auto transport for classic car owners for many decades. They have had the pleasure of speaking with many car enthusiasts (the company also happens to be in a great location for car shows).

They travel from all over the country to request transport from Florida, New YorkChicago, California, or anywhere else they want to go to a car show or buy a home. Although their cars may be different, they all share one thing: a love of classic cars.

The Classic Cars with Jaw-Dropping Prices

These cars are taken from various websites and magazines that maintain lists. The following cars are the top-selling auction vehicles in recent years. These are the best classic cars.

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

The Ferrari 250 GTO by Scaglietti chassis number 128 was original $18,000. The 3413 GT was sold at RM Sotheby’s Monterey, California for $48.4million in 2018. It is the third of 39 250 GTOs manufactured by the Italian carmaker. However, some sources claim that only 36 were produced.

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta

To compete in 1963 FIA World GT Championships the Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta was built by the Italian carmaker. The car won. It was sold at Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction 2014 in Carmel Valley (California) for $38.1million.

1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti

These are the top three Ferrari spots. In 2016, the Artcurial auction house in Paris sold the 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti for $35.7million. It is a unique Ferrari with its curvature and shape. It has won many races and is considered one of the most beautiful Ferraris ever built.

1954 Mercedes-Benz W196

The Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix car was sold "as it is" (or "authentic in the world of auctions), with visible blemishes, grime, and rust as if it had just rolled onto the track. The price didn't suffer. It was sold at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2013, which took place on the Goodwood House grounds, West Sussex, England.

1956 Ferrari 290 MM

The 290 MM (chassis 0626), was sold in 2015 for $28 million at RM Sotheby’s New York City. In 2015, a 1956 Ferrari 290 MM was the same price. This car was built by Ferrari for Juan Manuel Fangio, a five-time Formula 1 Champion. He finished fourth in the 1956 Mille Miglia.

These are the remaining Top 10: This list also includes Ferrari.

  • 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NATR Spider - $27.5 Million in 2013 at RM Sotheby’s in Monterey
  • 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale by Scaglietti - $26. 4 million at RM Sotheby's Monterey in 2014.
  • 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 - $22.5 Million in 2017 at RM Sotheby's Monterey
  • 1956 Ferrari 290 MM – $22 Million in 2018 at RM Sotheby's Los Angeles
  • 1935 Duesenberg SSJ – $22 Million at Gooding & Company's auction at Pebble Beach in 2018. There are only two SSJs around the world.

These classics are timeless classics that will continue to increase in value with each passing year. They are a source of endless fascination for classic car enthusiasts.