In this top 10 most expensive cars ever sold list you will find the 10 priciest vehicles that has been sold. This list does not limit itself by listing only production or limited cars, any cars from any production years are eligible. Of course, there are a lot of factors which can be used to determine the price of a vehicle, and you will about to find out about that in this most expensive cars ever made list.
Most Expensive Cars Ever Sold
1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta “Competizione” ($12.7M)
The cheapest cars on the top 10 most expensive cars ever sold list is the 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta “Competizione” which was sold for $12.7M. This car is manufactured in 1853 and is specifically made for competition; thus the name. The reason why this car is expensive? It’s a classic race car which has entered a lot of prestigious races, not to mention that this very car was driven by 3 different world champions.
1964 Ferrari 250 LM ($14.3M)
Another entry from Ferrari to the most expensive cars ever made in the world, although the 1964 Ferrari 250 LM was sold for $14.3M back in 2013, there is chances that this very car can be sold for more money in the future. This 1964 Ferrari 250 LM has been sold for a number of times to various peoples and the price keeps on increasing every time. This car was a champion car in various races, not to mention this is also one of the first mid-engines Ferrari.
1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa ($16.4M)
Once, this 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is the top at the most expensive classic cars ever sold at auction, this car was sold back in 2011 for $16.4M. There are numbers of reason on why this car is very expensive, first it was the first of the Ferrari 250 series, then it’s the exotic exterior body. The styling of the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa won it the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance award in 2006, imagine that, a 1957 car winning an award in a 2006 contest.
1954 Ferrari 375 Plus ($18.4M)
The 1954 Ferrari 375 Plus was sold at auction for 18.4M Dollars, this car was first sold to its first owner in 1958 for just $2,500; even with inflation in mind, the price does not seems that expensive. This car becomes famous due to the mystery about it reportedly missing back in 1989, after it somehow appeared in Belgium; the legal battle for the ownership of this car weighs on for years between the previous owner and the other owner, until it was sold at auction for $18.4M in 2014.
1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder ($18.5M)
Another Ferrari which was sold for superb price, the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder was sold for $18.5M back in February 2015. This car is classic and only a small number of this car is still function properly after all these years, but this very car is actually still kept in good condition, the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder is one of the most expensive production cars ever made.
1955 Ferrari 410 Sport ($23M)
This car is a classic limited sport car; you will not be able to find a 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport anywhere else because there was only one. It was made along with 3 other prototype sport cars to be included in the Panamericana road race in 1955, but this car was never actually entered the race. A classic one of a kind sport car from a Ferrari worth a ton and this one was sold for $23 Millions back in 2014.
1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale ($26.4M)
The 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale is sold for $26.4 Millions in 2014, this car literally has “Special” on its name, and a special edition classic Ferrari sport car always worth a ton of money. There are actually only three units of 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale ever built, the cars were built for participation on the Le Mans 24 hours endurance race, unfortunately those three cars never made it. This particular car; although has been sold numbers of times to different owners, is said still can run properly.
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S NART Spider ($27.5M)
Yet another classic Ferrari car on this top 10 list, the 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S NART Spider was sold for $27.5 Millions in 2013. This car is another example of a limited edition sport cars from Ferrari which worth a lot of money, there are only 10 units of this car ever built; and some of them are not fully operable anymore. This rare limited edition car from Ferrari was seen in a 1968 movie “The Thomas Crown Affair”.
1954 Mercedes Benz W196 Silver Arrow ($29.6M)
The 1954 Mercedes Benz W196 Silver Arrow was sold for $29.6 Millions in 2013, this car is the previous most expensive car ever, and for once, it’s not manufactured by Ferrari. The reason on why this car is expensive is simple; this car is raced by the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio, an Argentinean champion. The 1954 Mercedes Benz W196 Silver Arrow is a grand prix champion and the only one on its kind which is available to be purchased by the public.
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta ($38.1M)
And the most expensive car ever today is the 1962 250 GTO Berlinetta from Ferrari, this car was auctioned back in 2014 and was sold for $38.1M. there are only 39 Ferrari GTOs, but only 28 of them are 250 GTO due to the use of the V12 3.0L engine. This limited quantity car was only priced for $4,000. This very car was once entered in a race, crashed and killed its driver; which was an Olympic athlete, sold for cheap and later becomes the world’s most expensive car.
Those are the top 10 most expensive cars ever sold in the world today; although most of them now are Ferraris, but in the future, there will going to be more cars from different manufacturers sold for more money.