We’ve assembled the list of the 100 most expensive cars ever. Most of these cars were sold at auction and reach millions of dollars each.
We will also try to keep this list of the most expensive cars updated since it seems a new record is set every few months – most of the records are all in the last few years.
The majority of the top cars are Ferrari’s with a smattering of Bugatti, Mercedes-Benz, McLaren and Aston Martin Pre-war cars continue to do well, but more recently we’re starting to see modern classics like the McLaren F1 and Ferrari Enzo start to command solid values.
Total Value: $1,020,760,836 | Adjusted Value: $1,065,006,170
Ferrari 250 GT SWB “Competition” Berlinetta Speciale
RM Auctions Sotheby’sRM Auctions Sotheby’s
Apr 12, 2014
Ford GT40 Prototype
May 18, 2008
Ferrari 250 LM
RM Auctions Sotheby’s
Aug 15, 2014
Ford GT40 Roadster
Aug 14, 2014
Ferrari 250 GT SWB Speciale Aerodinamica
Aug 14, 2014
Ferrari 250 GT Series 1 Cabriolet
Aug 15, 2010
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza
Gooding & Company
Aug 18, 2012
Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta ‘Tour de France’
Mar 8, 2014
Delahaye 135 Competition Court Torpedo Roadster
Aug 19, 2012
Ferrari 250 GT California LWB Prototype Spyder
Gooding & Company
May 12, 2012
Ferrari 625 TRC Spider
Jun 15, 1986
Bugatti Royale Berline de Voyager
Aug 17, 2002
Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Spider
Jan 29, 2016
Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans
Gooding & Company
May 10, 2014
Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet
Mar 14, 2015
Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet
Aug 19, 2012
Ferrari 857 Sport
Gooding & Company
Jan 18, 2014
Ferrari 250 GT Series 1
Gooding & Company
Aug 15, 2010
Ferrari 250 SWB Competizione “SEFAC Hot Rod”
Gooding & Company
Aug 19, 2012
Bentley 4½ Litre Le Mans Sports ‘Bobtail’
Gooding & Company
Aug 13, 2015
Aug 18, 2012
Feb 3, 2012
Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider
May 20, 2007
Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta Competizione
RM Auctions Sotheby’s
Aug 20, 2000
Ferrari 330 P3
Aug 17, 2014
Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet
Gooding & Company
Aug 19, 2006
Aug 16, 2014
Aston Martin DB3S
Gooding & Company
Jan 21, 2007
Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake
Aug 21, 2015
Gooding & Company
Mar 11, 2016
Gooding & Company
Jan 18, 2014
McLaren F1 GTR Longtail
Gooding & Company
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We took some of our favorite cars at auction and summarized some data below.
Collezione Maranello Rosso 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
Sold for $38,115,000 – From Fabrizio Violati’s Collezione Maranello Rosso. Raced by Jo Schlesser, Henri Oreiller, Paolo Colombo, Ernesto Prinoth. Offered fresh from the 49 years in a single family ownership. Fabulously successful early Italian mountain-climb competition history. Direct provenance includes 2nd place overall in the 1962 Tour de France. More a maintained car than a restored car – active all its long life.
1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 ‘NART Spyder’ 10709
Sold for $27,500,000 – Single-ownership from new. Purchased new by Eddie Smith Sr., of North Carolina. Matching-numbers, fully restored example. One of only 10 highly desirable N.A.R.T. Spiders ever built. . Proceeds to benefit charity
1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale 06701
Sold for $26,400,000 – An historic, unique, and unrepeatable opportunity to acquire such an important automobile. The first of only three Works berlinetta competizione cars built; rarer than its 250 GTO siblings. Known provenance from new; original matching-numbers engine. A superb historic racing and rallying entrant. Meticulously researched by Swiss Ferrari historian Marcel Massini.
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider 2935GT
Sold for $22,983,000 – Certainly the most beautiful cabriolet of the second half of the 20th century. One of 37 California Spider SWBs with covered headlights. Completely original, never restored. Unique, fabulous history. Belonged to one of the most famous film stars, Alain Delon. Matching numbers. The 1961 Paris Motor Show California. Same owner since 1971.
1966 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale Tre Post…
Did not sell for $22,500,000 – Ferrari’s Original, Mid-Engine Twelve-Cylinder Supercar. A Road-Going “P” Car with Sensational Three-Seater, Center-Drive Coachwork. Highly Original Condition with Only 7,965 KM (4,950 Miles) from New. A Magnificent Expression of the Automobile as Art.
1954 Ferrari 375-Plus 0384
Sold for $18,929,250 – Bonhams is delighted to offer here this outstanding example of the biggest-engined, most powerful and most important sports-racing Ferrari model built purely for works team use at the outset of the 1954 International motor racing season. Second in that year’s mighty Mille Miglia with Umberto Maglioli. Won the international sports car race supporting the Formula 1 BRDC by José Froilán González.
1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Prototipo 0666TR
Sold for $16,390,000 – The Original 250 TR Prototype Scuderia Ferrari, NART, Rod Carveth TR. Eight-Year International Racing History at Premier Venues. Driven by the Greatest Names in Motor Sport. Known, Continuous Ownership History from New. Multiple-Award-Winning Restoration by Dennison International. First in Class at the 2006 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Presented in Stunning 1958 Le Mans NART Livery.
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider 2903GT
Sold for $15,180,000 – One of Only 37 Covered-Headlight Examples. Distinguished Show-Car Pedigree and Celebrity Provenance. Successful Participant in Numerous Concours and Rally Events. Certified by the Ferrari Classiche Department. Offered with Rare and Desirable Hardtop.
1964 Ferrari 250 LM by Carrozzeria Scaglietti
Sold for $14,300,000 – 1964 Ferrari 250 LM by Carrozzeria Scaglietti Chassis no. 6107. An Italian operatic masterpiece of sound and color. One of the finest original examples of Ferrari’s first mid-engined car. Finished 8th overall and 1st in class at the 1968 24 Hours of Daytona. A time capsule that is being publicly seen and offered for the first time in decades.
1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta 0320AM
Sold for $13,896,960 – One of three works 375 MM competition cars entered at the 1953 24 Hours of Le Mans. Integral part of Ferrari’s 1953 Manufacturer’s Championship. Well-known racing history, including participation at the 24 Hour of Spa, the Carrera Panamericana, and winning the 12 Hours of Pescara. Only works race car to have been driven in the World Sports Car Championship by three World Champions: Hawthorn, Ascar…
1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa 0714TR
Sold for $12,718,200 – Fourth Ferrari 250 Testarossa built and the second customer car. With its Scaglietti bodywork, 0714 is truly stunning – like a great sculpture it begs to be touched. Its incredible racing history puts the car far beyond most other 250 Testarossas, if such a thing can be said.
1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster 130949
Sold for $11,770,000 – The Ultimate 540 K – A High-Door, Long-Tail Special Roadster. An Undisputed Masterwork of Automotive Art. Special-Ordered with Unique Custom Features. Captivating and Romantic History. Exceptionally Documented Provenance. Only Three Caretakers in 76 Years. Extremely Authentic Matching-Numbers Example. Pebble Beach Class-Winning Chris Charlton Restoration. Faithfully Presented in Original, As-
1964 Ferrari 250 LM 6045
Sold for $11,550,000 – The 19th of 32 examples constructed. Retained for personal use by William F. Harrah. Presented with Red Book Certification by Ferrari Classiche. Multiple-award winner at 2014 Cavallino Classic. Displayed at the 1969 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Frequent concours and historic racing entrant.
1960 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Compe
Sold for $11,275,000 – One of Only Nine Alloy-Bodied LWB California Spiders. Delivered New with Competition Specifications, Disc Brakes and Covered Headlights. Distinguished Show Car Pedigree. Participant in the First Colorado Grand. Exacting Restoration by Noted Ferrari Specialist David Carte. Matching-Numbers Example. First in Class at the 1994 FCA Nationals.
1968 Ford GT40 Gulf P/1074
Sold for $11,000,000 – Debut win at Spa 1967 with Jacky Ickx and Dr. Dick Thompson. Extraordinary racing history; ex-David Hobbs, Brian Redman, Mike Hailwood, and Paul Hawkins. The first win for the famed Gulf/Wyer Partnership. Only Gulf team car to win both as a Mirage (’67 Spa) and a GT40 (’68 Monza). First of three lightweight production GT40s; one of two surviving. Early use of carbon fiber-reinforced bodywork. Famo…
1958 Ferrari 250 Pontoon Fender Testa Rossa 0738TR
Did not sell for $10,700,000 – One of only 21 Ferrari “Pontoon Fender” Testa Rossas built. Well known and carefully documented history from new. Colombo-designed three-liter, 300 hp, SOHC V12 matching numbers, original engine. Comes with race-prepared Ferrari Classiche spare 250 TR Engine.
1931 Duesenberg Model J Long-Wheelbase Murphy
Sold for $10,340,000 – Originally Owned by Captain George Whittell, Jr. An Early Frank Hershey Design Masterpiece. One-Off Coupe Coachwork by Murphy. An Abundance of Bespoke Features. Part of The Whittell Duesenberg Collection for Two Decades. Outstanding Documented Provenance. An Exceptionally Correct and Genuine Model J. Only Five Owners and 12,500 Miles from New. Pebble Beach Class-Winning Restoration
1967 Ferrari 350 Can-Am 0858
Did not sell for $10,222,500 – Ferrari P4s are considered by many to be the ultimate and most breathtakingly beautiful of all racing prototypes and this car, with its continuous and nearly four decade-long ownership, has never been offered on the market before. It is a very important and highly desirable part of Scuderia Ferrari racing history, presented today with its original Can-Am bodywork and mechanicals, ready to thrill i…
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 10621
Sold for $10,175,000 – Delivered new to Hollywood and motoring icon Steve McQueen on the set of Bullitt; owned by McQueen for more than four years. Subsequently owned by TV star Guy Williams, of Zorro and Lost in Space fame. Restored by Ferrari Classiche to McQueen’s original specification; Classiche certified in the autumn of 2013. Currently owned by F1, Indy, and Le Mans racer Vern Schuppan. With its history confirmed…
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta 3113 GT
Did not sell for $10,000,000 – An Exceptionally Original 250 GT SWB Berlinetta. Rich, Well-Documented History and Provenance. Splendid As-Delivered Color Scheme. Less than 35,000 Miles from New. Offered with Books, Tools, and Important Records. Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini.
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder 2377GT
Sold for $9,926,400 – The Ex-James Coburn. The Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder presented here, chassis number 2377 GT is the thirteenth of just fifty-six built. It was completed on March 5th 1961 and sold new through official Ferrari importer Jacques Swaters’ Garage Francorchamps in Brussels to first owner Fredy Damman.
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster 154140
Sold for $9,680,000 – Offered from the Collection of Sam & Emily Mann. 540 K Spezial Roadster in its most desirable form with LHD, covered spare, long tail and high doors. Award-winning restoration by marque specialists. Recent inspection by experts from Mercedes-Benz Classic Germany.
1964 Ferrari 250 LM 5899GT
Sold for $9,625,000 – The ninth of thirty-two examples constructed. Delivered new to Scuderia Filipinetti; raced by Ludovico Scarfiotti and Nino Vaccarella. Extensive racing history. Ferrari Classiche certified; matching-numbers engine. Unbroken ownership history from new, including Paul Schouwenburg, Lord Irvine Laidlaw, Federico Della Noce, and Henri-Louis Maunoir. Documented by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini.
1957 Ferrari 250 GT 14-Louver Berlinetta 0703GT
Sold for $9,460,000 – An Important Competition Ferrari. The Ultimate Tour de France Variant. One of Only Nine Examples Built and Eight Remaining. 9th Overall and 4th in Class in the 1957 Mille Miglia. 4th Overall in the 1957 Coppa Inter-Europa. Matching-Numbers, Original-Bodied Example. Participant in the Inaugural Colorado Grand. Exacting Restoration by Noted Marque Specialist Dennison International. 2010 Pebble Beac…
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C 09079
Sold for $9,405,000 – Le Mans 24 Hours, 1000 Kms de Spa-Francorchamps and 500 Kms de Imola Class Winner. One of the most successful and pedigreed examples of the twelve 275 GTB/Cs. Restored to 1967 Le Mans Class Winning livery and Ferrari Classiche Red Book Certified. Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and Cavallino Classic entrant. Offered with extensive history file including copies factory build sheets.
1953 Ferrari 375 MM 0364AM
Sold for $9,075,000 – The 1954 SCCA National Champion. Commissioned, owned, and raced new by legendary gentleman driver Jim Kimberly. Single-family ownership since 1968. Exhaustive and extremely well-documented restoration. One of only twelve 375MM Spiders. The only 375MM Spider with unique pontoon-fenders, liveried in unique “Kimberly Red”.
1929 Bentley 4½ Litre ‘Blower’ Single-Seater
Sold for $8,819,550 – It is now offered here as an exceedingly potent reminder of a magisterial period of British racing history, a machine with a unique place in racing history, and the exception to the W.O. Bentley ‘rule’ that “…the supercharged 4½ never won a race”.
1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider 1055GT
Sold for $8,800,000 – The 11th of 50 LWB California Spiders built. Matching-numbers example, with covered headlamps. Former owners include Gerald Roush and Anthony Wang. Documented by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini.
1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante 57523
Sold for $8,745,000 – An Undisputed Masterpiece of Automotive Art. Radically Beautiful Jean Bugatti Design. Competition Derived Surbaissé Chassis with Factory Supercharger. Participated in the Inaugural International Bugatti Meeting. Extremely Authentic Example with Original Chassis, Engine, and Coachwork. Outstanding, Unbroken Provenance. Exceptional Restoration to the Highest Standards. Awarded First in Class and the…
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder 3119GT
Sold for $8,580,000 – One of only 37 covered headlight examples built. Unquestionably one of the most attractive and desirable Ferraris in existence. Matching numbers and Ferrari Classiche certified. Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance class winner.
1997 McLaren F1 SA9AB5AC9V1048066
Sold for $8,470,000 – A Landmark in Automotive Design. A Highly Original, Two-Owner F1. Finished in Iconic Magnesium Silver Livery. EPA and DOT Certified. A Well-Documented Example with Known History. Fastidiously Maintained by McLaren. Complete with Tools, Fitted Luggage, Service Records, and Much More. Less than 14,000 Miles from New. 2012 Full Service by the McLaren Authorized Service Center. A Rare Opportunity for …
1955 Ferrari 410 Berlinetta Speciale 0594CM
Sold for $8,250,000 – Striking, one-off Scaglietti Berlinetta coachwork. Specially built for Ferrari SEFAC board member Michel Paul-Cavallier. Ex-Pierre Bardinon; Mas du Clos Collection for thirty-five years. Close relative of the 1954 Le Mans-winning 375 Plus. First appearance of the 4.9-liter Superamerica engine. Award-winner at the 2009 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.
1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider 1073GT
Sold for $8,250,000 – An Elegant Early-Production LWB California Spider. Sophisticated Bleu Sera Metallizzato Livery. One of Only 23 Covered-Headlight Examples. Nut-and-Bolt Dennison International Restoration. Displayed at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. 2012 FCA Nationals Platinum Award Winner.
1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Torpedo Roadster
Sold for $8,250,000 – The 2012 Pebble Beach Best of Show winner. Meticulous restoration by Paul Russell and Company. Displayed at the 1929 New York Auto Salon. One of only three short-windshield examples built and the only known survivor.
1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta ‘Competizion
Sold for $8,140,000 – The 17th of 72 aluminum-bodied competizione-specification SWB examples. Just four owners from new. Multiple FCA Platinum awards. 2010 freshening by Wayne Obry. Exhibited at Pebble Beach, the Quail, and Villa d’Este.
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C 09067
Sold for $8,053,920 – The 9th of 12 examples produced. Fully matching-numbers example with Ferrari Classiche certification. Frequent vintage rally participant. Recently fully serviced by Ferrari specialists. Perhaps the finest, most original example of its kind.
1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante Coupe
Sold for $7,920,000 – One of the world’s finest, best preserved, and most distinctive Bugattis, this car exhibits precisely the qualities that one hopes to find in an automobile – inspired styling combined with superior engineering, quality craftsmanship and effortless drivability. In a time when much is made of cars as art, this is a masterpiece
1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider 1425GT
Sold for $7,700,000 – One of Only 50 LWB California Spiders Built. Late-Production Example with Cold-Air Box and Velocity Stacks. Magnificent Unrestored Condition with Preserved Original Interior. Presented with Extensive Records, Tool Roll, and Sales Literature. Offered for Sale for the First Time Since 1969.
1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster 408383
Sold for $7,480,000 – A fully one-off, owner-commissioned 540K Special Roadster. Built for the Horn brothers of Berlin. Formerly the property of Alf Johansson and the Lyon Family Collection. Features original mileage. All matching numbers, including original and rare five-speed transmission. Freshly restored Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance award winner.
1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Compe
Sold for $7,260,000 – a Ferrari Classiche Certification was issued for 1603 GT, confirming it as a genuine, matching-numbers car and a highly authentic example throughout. After nearly 40 years of racing, the Ferrari still retains its original grille, the vast majority of its original alloy and even small details such as the position marker light on the passenger door originally fitted for Sebring.
1953 Ferrari 250 MM Berlinetta Pinin Farina 0312MM
Sold for $7,260,000 – From Fabrizio Violati’s Collezione Maranello Rosso. A race winner in its debut meeting, driven by Phil Hill Front cover car in ‘Road & Track’ July, 1955, issue. Feature story Ferrari in ‘Road & Track’ July, 1965, issue. Defining Pinin Farina body style launched the Ferrari 250GT line. Powerful 3-litre three-carburettor V12 engine.
1965 Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe CSX2601
Sold for $7,250,000 – After competing at Daytona, Monza, Spa and Nurburgring, CSX2601 made history when it clinched the 1965 World Manufacturers Championship for the United States and Shelby American on July 4 in Reims, France. Driving the car – and America – to victory was legendary race car driver Bob Bondurant.
1955 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione
Sold for $7,150,000 – One of the First 250 GT Competition Cars. Exceptionally Attractive Pinin Farina Coachwork. Delivered New to Legendary Racing Driver Alfonso de Portago. Raced at the 1955 Nassau Speed Week. Known, Continuous Chain of Ownership. Participated in the Mille Miglia Storica 15 Times Between 1984 and 2013. Completely Restored and Certified by the Ferrari Classiche Department. Presented in Original, As-Del…
1936 Talbot Lago T150C Figoni & Falaschi Cabrio
Sold for $7,150,000 – From the collection of James Patterson comes this 1936 Talbot Lago T150C Cabriolet by Figoni & Falaschi, chassis number 90111. This car won its class at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance following an exacting restoration by RM Auctions.
1957 Ferrari 625 TRC Spider 0680MDTR
Sold for $7,106,400 – One of only two stunning, factory-built 625 TRCs ever built; fully documented provenance. Bought new by famed racing driver and pioneering American Ferrari importer, John von Neumann. Successful period and vintage-racing history, including such luminaries as Richie Ginther. Single ownership in California for over 30 years; expertly restored and race-ready. Accompanied by original, very rare, match…
1931 Bentley 4½ Litre ‘Blower’ Sports 2/3
Did not sell for $7,100,000 – Among the Finest of the 50 Factory Blowers. Exceedingly Rare, Matching-Numbers, Original-Bodied Example. Exceptional Provenance Including a 54-Year Stewardship. One of Very Few Vintage Bentleys with Original Fabric Covering. Ideal International Driving and Concours Event Entrant. One of the Most Significant Bentleys in Existence
1960 Ferrari 250 GT ‘Prototype EW’
Sold for $7,040,000 – 1960 Ferrari 250 GT ‘Prototype EW’ 1739GT. The symphonic marriage of a racing Ferrari with bespoke coachwork. Bodied in alloy and on a competition racing chassis. The 1960 Geneva and Turin show car. Multiple Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance awards.
1965 Ford GT40 Prototype Roadster GT/108
Sold for $6,930,000 – The first of six GT40 Roadsters built. The eighth of only twelve GT40 prototypes. The only GT40 Roadster to have continually survived in its original form. Built for Shelby American as a test and development vehicle. Driven by Ken Miles, Carroll Shelby, Jim Clark, and other legends. Carefully documented by GT40 historian Ronnie Spain. A 2003 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance award winner.
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Aerodynamico 3615
Sold for $6,875,000 – From Fabrizio Violati’s Collezione Maranello Rosso. One of only four Aerodinamicas on 250 GT SWB chassis. Peerlessly luxurious lightweight 3-litre V12 two-seater. One of the most exclusive Ferraris by Pininfarina. Supplied new in 1962 to businessman F. Gatta, finished to Pininfarina and Ferrari’s highest standards and liveried in dark blue with tan interior upholstery and trim.
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I 0759GT
Sold for $6,820,000 – 1957 Turin Salone dell’Automobile show car Open early Ferrari Pinin Farina Cabriolet – with detachable hardtop. Early central-American history in Venezuelan ownerships. Fresh from 23 years in the Collezione Maranello Rosso Museum.
1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza Brianza Spider
Sold for $6,710,000 – During the past 14 years, the Alfa has been cared for in this deserving manner and kept in well-sorted, race-ready condition. Accompanying the sale of the car is an extensive package of spare parts that includes original cylinder blocks measuring 65mm bore (2,366 cc), a cylinder head, pistons, valves, cycle wings and beautifully fashioned custom tooling. Interestingly included in the spares are th…
1956 Ferrari 250 GT ‘Tour de France’ 0585GT
Sold for $6,710,000 – Very first of the second series 14-louver design. One of nine examples built. Featured in the Hollywood Classic, The Love Bug. Matching numbers, extensively documented, and complete with full Ferrari Classiche certification. Received a class award at the 2011 Quail Motorsports Gathering. Single ownership for 14 years and offered for the first time ever at auction.
1959 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I 1181GT
Sold for $6,632,640 – The 1959 New York International Auto Show car. The 36th of 40 built; the final factory covered-headlamp car. Built on the superior 508D chassis. Formerly owned by Bob Grossman, William McKelvy, and Glenn Mounger. Ferrari Classiche certified as a matching-numbers example. Former Cavallino cover car.
1957 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider
Sold for $6,600,000 – An Important, One-of-a-Kind Ferrari. The Original Pre-Production California Spider Prototype. Groundbreaking Sports Car Design with Singular Features. Illustrated in Ferrari Factory Photographs and Sales Literature. Winner of the 1961 De Diego Trophy in Puerto Rico. Featured in Numerous Books and Magazines. Matching-Numbers, Ferrari Classiche Certified Example. Displayed at the 2008 Pebble Beach C…
55. 1937 Delahaye 135M Competition Court Torpedo
Sold for $6,600,000 – Offered from the Pray Collection. Single ownership for half a century. One of two surviving short-chassis examples; the ultimate Type 135. The only surviving example with its Geo Ham body tag.
1935 Duesenberg Model JN Bohman & Schwartz
Did not sell for $6,400,000 – Arguably the Most Iconic Duesenberg of All Time. Rare Late-Production Model JN with Open Coachwork. Exceptional, Well-Documented Celebrity Provenance. One-Off W. Everett Miller Design with Bespoke Features. Romantic Connection to Clark Gable and Carole Lombard. Featured in the 1938 Film Merrily We Live. Best of Show at Meadow Brook and Amelia Island. Special Award Winner at the 2007 Pebble Beach C…
1964 Ferrari 250 LM 5845
Sold for $6,359,100 – The ex-Jochen Rindt, Austrian Grand Prix winning. Delivered in 1964 and driven by Jochen Rindt to outright victory at the 1965 Austrian Grand Prix against the Maranello Concessionaires 365 P2. Later it was purchased by Arthur Swanson of Squadra Bardahl who raced it in white with a center stripe. He contested 1966 Sebring 12, 1966 Monza 1000km and the Targa Florio in 1967 with co-driver Robert Enni…
1959 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder 1283GT
Sold for $6,355,016.64 – Unique and extraordinary provenance. Mythical model, matching numbers, covered headlights. Extremely rare, one of 47 examples, the 22nt built. The Roger Vadim’s California. factory hard-top. former Jean-Claude Bajol collection.
1955 Ferrari 857 Sport 0588M
Sold for $6,270,000 – One-Off Scaglietti Coachwork with Distinctive Fin. The Fourth of Just Four 857 Sports Produced. A Matching-Numbers, Original-Bodied Competition Ferrari. Multiple Podium Finishes in 1956 with Carroll Shelby and Jack McAfee. Additionally Driven by Olivier Gendebien, Richie Ginther, Masten Gregory and Others. Recent Recipient of an Exacting Restoration by DK Engineering. A Highly Regarded Big-Displac…
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series 1 Cabriolet 0791GT
Sold for $6,160,000 – The 14th of Only 40 Series 1 Cabriolets Built An Undisputed Pinin Farina Masterpiece. Desirably Equipped with Covered Headlights and Bumperettes.Exceptional Provenance with Just Four Owners from New. Part of the Donner Family Collection for Four Decades.
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta SEFAC Hot Rod
Sold for $6,105,000 – Today this exquisite SEFAC hot rod appears just as it left the factory in 1961, finished in the original Scuderia Serenissima livery and, amazingly, complete with the majority of its original alloy bodywork, its matching-numbers Tipo 168 Comp/61 powerplant and lovely details such as wide Borrani wire wheels wrapped in XWX tires, SNAP exhausts and beautiful Marchal headlamps and auxiliary lights.
1937 BMW 328 Mille Miglia ‘Büegelfalte’
Did not sell for $6,063,000 – During the war, the Bügelfalte roadster was given to Albert Speer, the Reichsminister für Bewaffnung und Munition (Armaments and Munitions). Remarkably, it survived five years of world war and was seized by Russia as reparations. The Russians awarded it to Artiom Ivanovich Mikoyan, head of the Mikoyan i Gurevich Design Bureau, creator of the famed MiG fighters. Mikoyan let his son use it.
1928 Bentley 4½ Litre Le Mans Vanden
Sold for $6,050,000 – A Two-Time Factory Le Mans Entry. 2nd Overall at the 1929 Brooklands Double Twelve. 3rd Overall at the 1929 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Only Remaining “Bobtail” 4 1/2 Litre. Exceptional Provenance and Limited Ownership. Recent and Exacting Preservative Restoration. Ideal International Driving and Concours Event Entrant. One of the Greatest Bentleys in Existence.
1939 Auto Union Typ D
Did not sell for $6,000,000 – The Ex-works, ex-Hans Stuck, Rudolf Hasse and team-mates. Today, Auto Union ‘D-Type’ chassis ’19’ is the only proven surviving Grand Prix car of its type with contemporary 1939 racing history. It is one of the classic car world’s most charismatic machines, exquisitely well-restored to running order and it is offered here “on the button”, having run recently once again on the historic old French Gr…
1954 Ferrari 375 MM Spider 0362AM
Did not sell for $5,750,000 – Serial No. 0362AM, By Pinin Farina. Ordered new by Southern California construction magnate Anthony Parravano. Driven to a remarkable 172 MPH top speed at its first run at El Mirage dry lake in 1954. Driven to 1st Place by Jack McAfee at 0362AM’s first organized sports race at Golden Gate Park, June 6, 1954. 1st Place at Offutt Air Force Base in 1954. 1st Place at Palm Springs Road Races in 1954.
1962 Ferrari 250 GT California (SWB) 3119 GT
Did not sell for $5,640,000 – The current owner acquired the car in 2007. A knowledgeable and highly respected Ferrari enthusiast, he has maintained the car in his world-class collection ever since. It is ready to be toured or shown in the most exclusive venues around the world and remains in excellent condition – its red livery accentuating the sexy, California Spyder design. As one of only about 37 covered headlamp examples,…
1958 Ferrari 412 S 0744
Sold for $5,610,000 – The ex-Scuderia Ferrari, One-Off, Pebble Beach Class Winning Singular Example 1958 Ferrari 412 S Sports Racing Car. Chassis no. 0744 Engine no. 0744. Mysterious, powerful, beautiful and unquestionably one of the most significant cars in Ferrari’s history. The 412 S is an absolute Time Machine and the Ferrari that inspired the creation of the first Monterey Historic Races in 1974.
1959 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet 1475GT
Sold for $5,610,000 – The Last of Only 40 Series 1 Cabriolets Built. Distinctive Late-Production Coachwork and Mechanical Features. A Very Correct, Authentic, and Well-Maintained Example. Proven Veteran of Numerous Long-Distance Tours. Complete with Original Logbook, Owner’s Manual, and Tool Roll.
L&M 917/10 Spyder ’72 Can-Am Champion
Sold for $5,500,000 – Perhaps the world’s most recognized Porsche 917. Team Penske Racing, sponsored by L&M. Driven by racing legends Mark Donohue and George Follmer.Debuted at Mosport ’72 Can-Am driven by Mark Donohue. Dominated the ’72 Can-Am series taking 1st at 5 of 9 races.
1955 Aston Martin DB3S/111
Sold for $5,500,000 – One of Only 20 Customer DB3s Models Built. Among the Most Correct and Authentic Examples Surviving. Impressive Show and Competition Pedigree. A Fixture in the Forshaw Collection for More than 40 Years. Offered with original Engine Block and Significant Documentation.
1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione
Sold for $5,280,000 – A rare early alloy-bodied SWB 250 GT offered from the renowned Skip Barber Collection. Jo Schlesser and André Simon finished third overall in its first race – the 1000 kms of Montlhéry on October 23, 1960. Total and correct restoration to its original configuration by the Ferrari Maranello Factory in the period May 2007 – May 2008. Issued a “Certificato Di Authenticia” by Ferrari/Classiche.
1997 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail 21R
Sold for $5,280,000 – The Ultimate Development of the McLaren F1. The Most Successful BMW Team Car in Private Hands. Primarily Driven by the Top Pairing of JJ Lehto and Steve Soper. Overall Winner at Hockenheim and Helsinki.Four Podium Finishes in Five FIA GT Championship Races. Restored by McLaren and Maintained by Marque Specialist Lanzante Ltd. Outstanding Unbroken Provenance.
1955 Jaguar D-Type XKD520
Sold for $5,211,360 – Highly original example with period race history. The seventh customer D-Type produced. Delivered new and raced by four-time Australian Drivers’ Champion Bib Stillwell. Owned by 1970 Le Mans winner Richard Attwood. Decades of care by marque expert Chris Keith-Lucas. Jaguar’s most iconic sports racing model.
1937 Bugatti Type 57S Gangloff Coupé 57532
Did not sell for $5,200,000 – On Concours lawns there are few more spectacular and exotic pre-war coupés than 57532, its Jean Bugatti-influenced coachwork now gently understated in its black livery with fine gold coachlining and the snug interior superbly appointed with brown leather upholstery and black carpets. Of particular note are the fine wood surrounds and cappings in the interior – Gangloff attention to detail at its v…
1938 Horch 853A Special Roadster 854275
Sold for $5,170,000 – Pebble Beach Best of Show winner, with multiple other Best of Show wins. One of five built and three surviving of its kind. From the Collection of Joseph & Margie Cassini
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider 3163GT
Sold for $5,115,000 – Chassis number 3163GT was the 34th example completed and it was painted in red with a black interior. In the early 1970s it was repainted dark blue and was given a tan interior. A short time later it was repainted red. In 1998 it was completely restored and given a Silver paint scheme.
1927 Mercedes-Benz S-Type 26/180 Sportwagen
Sold for $5,004,000 – Formerly the Property of Alliston Boyer, David Tunick and Henry Petronis. An Exceedingly Rare Pre-War Mercedes-Benz Sports Car. Porsche-Designed Chassis with Supercharged Power. Originally Delivered to New York. Distinguished Provenance. Matching-Numbers, Original-Bodied Example. 2004 Pebble Beach Class Award Winner. Over 40 Years in the Petronis Collection.
1960 Jaguar E2A
Sold for $4,957,000 – Jaguar ‘E2A’ survives today as absolutely one of the most charismatic and significant prototypes ever produced by mainstream motor industry. It is neither a cobbled-together rough-cut, nor a merely vapid show car. And what other prototype of such a significant production model has ever had a racing history to match this one? As the only surviving taproot of the iconic E-Type Jaguar series.
1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Spyder California.
Sold for $4,950,000 – RM Auctions is honored to present the ex-Bob Grossman, 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Spyder California Alloy Competizione, chassis no. 1451 GT. It is offered on behalf of its private owner who acquired the car over 26 years ago and is one of only seven original alloy-bodied examples built. Bob Grossman piloted 1451 GT to 5th overall while finishing first in class at the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans.
1964 Ford GT40 Prototype GT/104
Sold for $4,950,000 – The Fourth GT40 Prototype and the First to Receive a Lightweight Chassis. A Ford Motor Company 1964 Le Mans Debut Entry. One of Two to Podium in the GT40’s First Completed Race, Resulting in a Third Overall at the 1965 Daytona Continental. Driven by Hill, McLaren, Bondurant, Miles, Schlesser, Ginther, Attwood, Amon and Other Works Drivers. The Second-Oldest Surviving GT40.
1928 Mercedes-Benz 36/220 6.8-litre S-Type
Sold for $4,935,000 – Upon inspection the Mercedes-Benz S with chassis number ‘35906’ is in complete, original and unrestored condition. The original gearbox was exchanged, obviously no later than the 1930s, against a gearbox made by the British manufacturer Wilson. Chassis frame and rear axle torque tube were adapted accordingly, and additional members were mounted. The car is ready to move.
1951 Jaguar C-Type XKC042
Sold for $4,935,000 – The Ex-Jimmy Stewart, Ninian Sanderson, Jock Lawrence, Sir James Scott-Douglas, Frank Curtis C-Type. Particularly important survivor from this charismatic Scottish racing team.
1956 Maserati 450S Prototype 3501/4501/350SI-10
Did not sell for $4,935,000 – Prototype of the legendary 450S. Works entry at the 1956 Mille Miglia, driven by Stirling Moss with Denis Jenkinson Authenticated by correspondence from Maserati S.p.A. Restored with the factory’s consultation in 1987 The ultimate evolution of Maserati’s sports racing prototype.
1939 Talbot-Lago T150C SS Pourtout Aerocoupé
Sold for $4,847,000 – The subject car is unrestored in a period that recognizes the value of such condition. Cars can be restored many times, but they are only original once. As the era of the so-called trailer queen is ending, the most prestigious Concours d’Elegance like Pebble Beach now mark cars down for over over-restoration and have classes for unrestored cars.
1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Competizione 920.002
Sold for $4,840,000 – The First Post-war Alfa Romeo Competition Model. One of Only Two Built and the Only Example Extant. Illustrious Four-Year Racing History at Premier Venues. Entered in Four Consecutive Editions of the Mille Miglia. Genuine Matching-Numbers Example with Ironclad Provenance. A Fixture in the “Sleeping Beauties” Collection for 40 Years. Exacting Restoration Performed by Noted Marque Authority. 2005 Pe…
Bugatti Type 57S Atalante 57502
Sold for $4,818,675 – Continuous and chronicled history; and it has exceptional originality retaining original chassis, engine, drivetrain and body. It even has what appears to be a remarkably low mileage with an odometer reading of just 26,284
1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder 4121GT
Did not sell for $4,756,106.25 – 4121 GT was delivered with and still retains its rare original hardtop painted in a silver-gray color. Mr. Thomas made useful modifications including, a fast idle control, brake circuit holding valve and battery cutoff switch. He noted in a February 11th, 2003 letter addressed to the “new owner of 4121” that “during my tenure with the car it has never been damaged in an accident nor has it ever be…
1955 Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta Speciale 0490AM
Sold for $4,737,600 – The last 375 MM built: one-off Pinin Farina Berlinetta foreshadows the TdF. Matching-numbers. Restored by Wayne Obry, after 30 years continuous ownership. Shown new at Turin Motor Show. Class winner at Pebble Beach in 2004, Cavallino Classic in 2005.
1953 Ferrari 340 MM Spider 0350AM
Sold for $4,730,000 – An Important Ferrari Competition Car. The Last of 10 Ferrari 340 MMs Built. Exceptionally Stylish Vignale Coachwork. A Significant Racing History Including Wins at Pebble Beach, Palm Springs and Seafair. Known, Continuous Ownership Chain from New. Part of the Sherman M. Wolf Collection for 28 Years. Successful Mille Miglia Storica and Colorado Grand Participant. Accompanied by Unrestored, Matching…
1964 Aston Martin DB5 ‘James Bond’ DB5/1486/R
Sold for $4,693,476.87 – The only known remaining of the two DB5s which appeared on-screen in Goldfinger and Thunderball. Offered to the public for the first time from its original ex-factory owner. Impressive original condition with all movie gadgets intact. The ultimate icon of the Media Age.
1931 Bentley 4½ Liter Supercharged Le Mans MS 3944
Sold for $4,647,500 – One of three Original Le Mans Specification production Supercharged cars built. Owned by the Noble family for more than 55 years. Original components and numbers as delivered new from Bentley. Documented by Bentley Expert Dr. Clare Hay. Eligible for Mille Miglia and more.
1954 Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta 0416AM
Sold for $4,620,000 – The fifth of only seven examples built with the 4.5-liter engine, 0416AM was delivered new to Rome and always used as a road car. A matching numbers car, it retains its original coachwork, engine, and major drivetrain components. It is finished in its original color combination of Max Meyer light gray with brown leather interior. Professionally restored, the car remains in outstanding condition. 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C Lago Speciale Teardrop
Sold for $4,620,000
The only long-wheelbase Lago Speciale Teardrop Coupe in existence. 1948 24 Hours of Spa class winner. Unbroken provenance from new. External front lights for racing in the night, a split windscreen and the absence of rear spats in an effort to increase ventilation to the rear axle and brakes.
1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster 408383
Sold for $4,620,000 – From the Lyon Family Collection. Very desirable five-speed transmission. Recent inspection by veteran experts from Mercedes-Benz Classic Germany. Delivered new to Horn brothers in Berlin. Matching-numbers, example of Mercedes-Benz’s most desirable eight-cylinder model. Elegant and stunning one-off “Spezial” coachwork.
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy Gullwing 198.04
Sold for $4,620,000 – The Sixth of 29 Aluminum-Bodied 300 SL Gullwings Built. Numerous Competition-Born Features Original Matching-Numbers NSL-Code Engine. Complete with Rudge Wheels, Belly Pans and Luggage. Recent Major Refurbishment by Rudi Koniczek’s Rudi & Co. Kirkland Concours d’Elegance Award Winner. Exacting Finish Throughout. The Rarest and Most Desirable of All 300 SLs.
1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose Alloy 07993
Sold for $4,620,000 – Quite Possibly the Ultimate Road-Going 275 GTB.Desirable Alloy Coachwork with Numerous Bespoke Custom Features. Factory Equipped with Six-Carburetor Intake and SNAP Exhaust Extractors. Low-Mileage Example with a Fascinating, Well-Documented Provenance. Complete with Books, Tools, Massini Report, and Ferrari Classiche Certification.
1997 McLaren F1 065
Sold for $4,583,980 – In 2004 McLaren elected to close the Park Lane showroom and chassis 065 returned to the factory where it underwent a full service in preparation for its sale to the current Asian owner. As such, it is the last McLaren F1 ever delivered and, since delivery, has never been raced or driven aggressively.
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta 3087GT
Sold for $4,510,000 – The spectacular 250 GT SWB Berlinetta presented here, chassis 3087 GT, is the 117th of the total 165 units built. A left-hand drive example, it was assembled as a “Lusso” street version and was sold new to its first owner Otello Feretti of Bologna, Italy before eventually being exported from Italy to the United States.
1957 Ferrari 500 TRC 0662 MDTR
Sold for $4,510,000 – One of the Most Beautiful Italian Sports Cars of the 1950s. Among the First of Just 19 Examples Built. Illustrious US Racing History with Several Wins. Displayed at the 1980 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Part of the Sherman M. Wolf Collection Since 1988. Colorado Grand and Monterey Historics Veteran. Featured in Phil Hill’s Ferrari: A Champion’s View. Complete with Matching-Numbers Engine.
1935 Duesenberg Model SJ LaGrande Convertible
Sold for $4,510,000 – Arguably the most beautiful convertible coupe on the Duesenberg chassis. One of three produced, and the only supercharged example. Believed equipped with an original supercharger. Formerly the property of Raymond Lutgert and General William Lyon. Driven extensively, including the Texas and Wyoming Duesenberg Tours.