What Are the Priciest Classic Cars?

If you have some cash that’s burning a hole in your pocket and is just waiting for you to spend it on a classic car, then you have come to the right place. Feel free to check out (in no particular order) our short list of some of the priciest classic cars around and who knows, maybe you’ll find one at an auction some day.

1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa – The number of these cars that were developed is approximately 22 and the price of one you can find at an auction can go for as much as $12.1 million – making it the most expensive car on our list of classics.

For those getting this classic vehicle confused for the 1980s Testarossa version (as seen driven by Don Johnson in Miami Vice) then they should know that there was another previous car known as a “red head” that came as a result of the red valve covers that were on the engine. This version was much more exotic as well as being of course, extraordinary. The 1957 Ferrari 250 Testarossa was also known to have been a GT racing car that was used in the 24 Hours of Le Mans speed contest and various others. 

1904 Rolls-Royce 10 HP – There were 17 of these vehicles manufactured and at auction price they can sell for $7.3 million plus.

Perhaps one of the oldest classic cars still around, it is quite fascinating that it was only made as a 10 horse powered vehicle. Both the Rolls and the Royce organizations teamed up to come through with only 17 cars of this model which has only a 1.8 liter twin-cylinder engine.

1931 Bugatti Type 41 Royale Kellner – There were only a handful of these produced (6 to be exact) and one of the latest auctions generated a sale of $9.8 million for one of them.

There was a time when this car was considered to be one of the most distinctive, costly, fast and luxurious in existence. They were fashioned by a very unconventional Ettore Bugatti who was an Italian engineer. They have a 12.7 liter straight-eight engine which happened to be one of the largest to ever be placed into a privately-sold automobile.

1929 Mercedes-Benz 38/250 SSK – It is estimated that somewhere around 30 to 35 of these cars were produced and can sell at an auction for as much as $7.4 million.

This was the very last car that designer Ferdinand Porsche tailored for Mercedes-Benz right before he departed from the company in order to start producing his own vehicles. It was equipped with a mighty engine which was a 7.1 liter supercharged powerplant.

1962 Ferrari 250 LM – As time progressed it had become easier to produce vehicles on a more numerous scale. There were 32 of these automobiles produced and one can sell for around $6.9 million at an auction.

This car came as a result of a transition from front engine lay-outs into the mid-engine models. The Testarossa’s 250 engine was mounted in the middle of the vehicle to develop a new kind of racer. It came out as a production variation of Ferrari’s 250 P prototype automobile.

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