Top 5 Most Expensive Classic Cars Of All Time
- Category: Luxury
- Created on Sunday, 30 September 2012 18:23
- Written by Emily Lawrence
Classic cars are older cars – they have to be between 20 and 40 years old to be considered as classics. Collectors from all over the world are interested in bying amazing vintage cars and they are willing to pay million dollars for these oldies – because they are like wine and get better with age. Although the most popular cars today often are luxurious, fast and expensive, classic cars have historic value, amazing looks and rarity and they surpasses the today’s cars. Check out the Top 5 list of the most expensive classic cars of all time.
1954 Mercedes W 196 ($24 million)
This car was shown at the 1954 French Grand Prix at Reims, and used to dominate the racing championships. Its revolutionary valve system that didn’t use springs, was the feature that made this machine so special. Before ending up in museum in 1980, this car was raced by famous drivers Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss. Mercedes W 196 was sold again in 1990 for $24 million, and now the owner is a German businessman who paid less than $10 million.
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO ($16.6 million)
This sexy car wih wonderful shape and great performance is an amazing race car. Ferrari become racing champion with the engine which can produce up to 300HP. This beauty was produced only in 40 examples, and it’s one of the rarest Ferrari models in the world. This model Ferrari 250 GTO was sold in the 1990s to a Japanese businessman for $16.6 million.
1931 Type 41 Bugatti Royale ($8.7 million)
Buggati was made to impress and to provide comfort and luxury to the rich people. This is a massive car with 14-foot long chassis, and was made from the finest metals, woods and leathers. 1931 Type 41 Bugatti Royale was produced only in six examples and in 1931, her price was $42,000. This model was sold at auction in London, 1987 for $8.7 million.
1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM ($6.5 million)
Ferrari dominated the international racing in 1950s with Testarossa series of front-engine cars. Later Le Mans limited the racing cars engines to four cylinders and Ferrari 330 TRI/LM became the most powerful Testarossa, and also the last one. After a complete restoration this sports car was sold in 2002 at auction for $6.5 million.
1932 Alfa Romeo Tipo B ($5.6 million)
Formerly known as Monoposto or P3, Alfa Romeo Tipo B become the first car with one seat in 1932 GP Formula First season. The car won five important races that year. Of those cars were built only six examples, and one rare Alfa Romeo Tipo B was recenlty sold for $5.6 million.