These Rare Cars Are Worth The Price Of Finding Them
We all see a car every now and again on the roads or in museums and wonder if we could ride in it. These cars are not only beautiful but can also be very expensive to buy (if they are available). You can be sure that even if you do happen to find one of these cars for sale, it will cost you a lot.
Although our intention was to show you some ridiculously expensive cars, we are sure you'll find something you like about them. You may not be an avid car enthusiast if you don't know that these cars exist. We have discovered the value of these cars and will share them with our readers (just in case they interest you in buying one).
10. $2.6 Million: 2013 Pagani Zonda Revolucion
The Pagani Zonda Revolucion was preceded by the Huayra which was a more expensive car with a value of $2.5 million. The Zonda Revolucion was first produced in 1999. It was made until 2018 when the Zonda HP Barchetta came out. Since 2009, only 135 Zonda cars have been produced, including coupes as well as roadsters.
2013 Pagani Zonda Revolution was the final model of the vehicle. It was released to family members and special clients in an event called "Vanishing Point 2013". The engine, a 6.0-liter V12 with 789 horsepower, was designed by Mercedes-AMG. The model's transmission is an Xtrac 672 6-speed sequential and transversal gearbox. This allows gears to be changed in just 20 milliseconds. Only five 2013 Pagani Zonda Revolution cars were made.
9. $3+ Million: Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale
"Stradale" means "road-going" in Italian. It is used with the Alfa Romeo name as a pairing to denote a street-legal racing car, the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale. This Italian sports car was manufactured by Alfa Romeo between 1967 and 1969. Only 18 were built.
The engine in the 33 Stradale was a 2.0-liter V8 with SPICA fuel injection. Six spark plugs were included as well as four ignition coils. This engine was made for the car. The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale was a car that could go 0-60 in just 5.5 seconds and had 160 mph before it was a time (1967).
The price of the car at launch was 10 million Italian lire (approximately $6,150). One Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale is expected to sell for $3 million, but it could be worth more as it is rare to see at car auctions.
8. $3.24 million: 1954 Oldsmobile F-88
Bill Lange originally drew the initial sketches for this "dream car", and the first Oldsmobile F-88 was introduced to the market in 1954. The Chevrolet Corvette chassis was used to build the car, which had the same 102-inch wheelbase. The F-88 had a 5.3-liter Super 88V8 engine with four-barrel carburetors, which gave it up to 250 horsepower and a Corvette-derived rear end.
The Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction sold the F-88 to John and Maureen Hendricks in 2005. The F-88 was sold to John and Maureen Hendricks for $3.24million. It now resides in a dedicated showroom at the Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum. This model is unique in Oldsmobile design, with its sleek, golden body.
7. $3.4 Million: W Motors Lykan HyperSport
The W Motors Lykan hypersport supercar is limited-production from Lebanon. W Motors, an American company, built it. It was first built in 2012 by Lebanese and Italian engineers.
The film Furious 7 depicts a Lykan HyperSport smashing through a building. This is what gave the Lykan HyperSport its fame. The vehicle can go from 0-60 in just 2.8 seconds and has top speeds of 240 mph. Only seven Lykan HyperSports were ever made.
The HyperSport's headlights were priced at $3.4million and featured embedded jewels: titanium blades and 420 15-ct diamonds. Depending on the color choice, buyers could choose from yellow diamonds or sapphires to integrate.
6. $4.62 Million: 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing
The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, which was used in numerous movies and is still owned by many collectors, is an iconic and classic car. The 300SL model is one of the most rare cars in the world. It is also a grand tourer and the fastest production car. It can be described as a more refined Grand Prix. This design was created to draw attention in post-war America. Between 1954 and 1963, 3,258 cars were produced after the New York Auto Show debut.
The 3.0-liter overhead-cam straight-six engine powers the 300SL. It produces 215 to 240 horsepower depending on which variant. The highest speed, which was considered to be high for that day, is 160 mph. It is also considered the most technologically advanced vehicle on the market in the 1950s. This is why car enthusiasts will pay so much to own these cars. Even the $4.62million paid for the aluminum alloy body style, which is the more costly of the two.
5. $8 Million: 2008 Maybach Exelero
Maybach-Motorenbau GmbH, a subsidiary DaimlerChrysler. In 2005, it unveiled the Mayback Exelero. It features a twin-turbo V12 motor producing 690 horsepower and a top speed of 218. It can go from 0 to 62 in just 4.4 seconds.
Jay-Z featured the Maybach Exelero on one of his videos. This makes it even more prominent. The car was used by a German television program on the long-running TV show Cobra 11. Birdman, another rapper, bought the car in 2011 for $8 million. Motorvision confirmed that Mechatronik, a German car dealer, owned it.
4. $9.7 Million: Bugatti Type 41 Royale Kellner Coupe
Bugatti's Type 41 (also known simply as the Royale) was a Buggati luxury car that was produced between 1927-1933. The car weighed in at 7,000 pounds. This is quite a weight for any vehicle, even a luxury one. The car's weight is comparable to a full-size truck. The 12.763-liter straight-eight engine was also included. Officially, the Bugatti Type 41 Royale Kellner Coupe is the most luxurious luxury vehicle on the market.
Ettore Bugatti originally planned to build 25 vehicles and market them as the most luxurious cars ever. Only three of the seven were sold because they were built during the Great Depression. Although the chassis cost $30,000 to construct, one sold at auction for $9.7million.
3. $14 Million: 1970 Porsche 917
The Porsche 917 has been in the limelight for a while. Porsche's first sports car prototype, the Porsche 917, was the one that won the 24 Hours of Le Man's race in 1970. It was also featured as a movie character in Le Mans by Steve McQueen. The exact same vehicle that McQueen drove to auction brought $14 million. This was the highest Porsche auction sale.
It was powered by a Type912 flat-12 engine with 4.5-, 4.9 and 5-liters of power. It could reach 0-62 mph within 2.3 seconds. The Porsche 917's top speed on the test track was 240 mph.
2. $22.5 Million: 1956 Aston Martin DBR1
The DBR1 was designed by Aston Martin to be a race car. Aston Martin's most celebrated win was at the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans. This was the only victory in the endurance race. It is also the only car to win the Le Mans and World Sportscar Championship simultaneously - the other two being Ferrari 375 Plus in 1954 and Ferrari 250TR in 1958. The DBR1 also beat the Ferrari 250TR's record of three consecutive wins in 1959 including Nurburgring and Le Mans.
The DBR1 won six World Sportscar Championships in the 1950s. Aston Martin used a racing Lagonda straight-six engine to comply with the 24 Hours of Le Mans regulations. A DBR1 was sold for $22.5million in August 2017. This is a record price for a British-made car. This price is due to the DBR1 being referred to as the "most important Aston Martin manufactured." Only five examples were made.
1. $52 Million: 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
The Ferrari 250 GTO was built specifically for racing and is ranked number 1. Its price tag totals $52 million. According to unofficial reports, a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO sold at auction in 2018 to a private buyer for a record $70 million.
This car was built originally between 1962 and 1964 to serve the FIA's Group 3 Grand Touring Car Category. It is equipped with a Tipo V12 motor. There were 39 250 GTOs ever produced. 33 Series 1 cars had the 1962-1963 bodywork, and three Series II cars had the 1964 bodywork. The car cost only $18,000 when it was first introduced in the USA, which is still a substantial amount for the 1960s. To buy one, anyone who wanted to purchase it had to get approval from Enzo Ferrari.
According to Enzo Ferrari, the 250 GTO looks like a Jaguar XKE. This car was considered the most beautiful in the world. It was ranked first on the list of the "Greatest Ferraris of All Time" and Popular Mechanics deemed it the "Hottest Car of All Time".
Get your checkbooks ready
The vehicles that bring in these dollars are usually well maintained and not just found in a junkyard. These cars are usually privately owned or kept in museums that allow them to be appreciated.
Perhaps you have always wanted to own one of these beautiful beauties. If this is you, then you need to be willing and able to afford it. You don't need to spend a lot of money to buy one of these cars. Instead, you might consider buying tickets to a car show to satisfy your car-loving side.