Do you know some of most expensive cars ever sold? Maybe not, but don’t worry, that’s why we are here. In the early nineties, there were real ballers and very rich people. Most of them were politicians and powerful businessmen who wouldn’t mind spending ridiculous amounts of money on luxuries.
Below are the top 10 most expensive cars ever sold at an auction.
10. 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster: $11,770,000
This particular 1936 540K Special Roadster may actually be the finest car Mercedes has ever made. The one sold in a Goodings & Company auction had two previous owners including Baroness Gisela Von Krieger of Prussia. Only 32 540Ks were ever produced. These cars were custom made for some very important politicians. Most of them ended up in the hands of high ranking Nazi officers. In fact, Adolf Hitler actually would give them as gifts. Goodings & Company started the bidding for Von Krieger’s 540K at $8,000,000 and it quickly sky rocketed towards it selling price of $11,770,000.
9. 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa: $12,402,500
This 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa sold at the Ferrari Leggenda e Passione for $12,402,500. The Ferrari Leggenda e Passione is an annual event attended by owners of some of the rarest and most sought after Ferrari’s in the world. This Testa Rossa was the fourth one of its kind made and is one of just 22 ever constructed. The 250 Testa Rossa is often compared to the 250 GTO, another extremely rare Ferrari from the time period. Typically, these high end Ferrari collectors argue over which they prefer. However it is generally agreed that the much rarer Testa Rossa is easier to drive than its counterpart.
8. 1953 Ferrari 375MM Berlinetta Competizione: $12,812,800
The 1953 Ferrari 375MM Berlinetta Competizione is just one of the many Ferraris to have had a great deal of success at the 24 hour race in Le Mans. This 375MM is one of just three that were entered in the race. It is the only working race car in the world to have been driven by three different world champion drivers. This 375MM’s rich racing history allowed it to sell for a hefty price tag of $12,812,800 by RM Auctions.
7. 1963 Ferrari 250 LM: $14,300,000
You are probably starting to notice a trend by now. A number of the most expensive cars in the world are made by the Italian automakers at Ferrari. This 1963 250 LM was sold by RM Auctions for $14,300,000. The bid was originally set at $12,000,000. The final selling price exceeded RM’s expectations. It was the most money ever paid for a Ferrari LM. The LM stands for LeMans. It was the final Ferrari to ever win the race; one of just 32 ever made.