Below you will find a list of most expensive cars sold at auctions anywhere in the world. Some of these numbers will shock most people. Let’s start the list:
Most Expensive Cars Sold at Auction
10. 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp two-seater
The list of most expensive cars sold at auction starts at Bonmhas Auctions in Olympia, London, England. This 1904 Rolls-Royce is the oldest most expensive car ever to have sold at an auction. Selling took place so December 3, 2007 and the antique automobile Royce was sold for $7,254,290.
9. 1929 Mercedes-Benz 38/250 SSK
This 1929 gem is the only Mercedes-Benze automobile remaining from the 20s and 30s and was yet another expensive auctioned car by Bonhams in Chichester, England. This sharp red beauty was sold on September 3, 2004 for a price of $7,443,070.
8. 1965 Shelby Daytona Cobra
The 1965 Daytona Cobra was a championship-winning coup, which had already made racing history. This beautiful and pricy vehicle was sold on August 15, 2009 at Mecum Actions in Monterey, California sold for $7,685,000.
7. 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC
Although from the mid 30, this classic car put out 200 horsepower produced by four-wheel cable-operated mechanical drum brakes. It was auctioned by Gooding & Co., in Pebble Beach, California August 13, 2008 and was eventually sold for $7,920,000.
6. 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K
The expensive Mercedes was auctioned from the private collection of F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone under RM Auctions. The transaction took place in London, England on October 31, 2007 for a hefty price of $9,235,112.
5. 1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Testa Rossa
We reach the middle of the most expensive cars sold at auction and it is the mighty Ferrari Testa Rossa. This gorgeous Ferrari was one of the most famous series of sports-racing cars ever built. It was sold at RM Auctions in Maranello, Italy on May 20, 2007 for $9,281,250.
4. 1931 Bugatti Royale Type 41 Chassis
This super expensive black Bugatti from Briggs Cunningham’s was sold to a Swedish property tycoon Hans Thulin at Christie’s auction in London, England . The auction was held at the Royal Albert Hall on November 19, 1987 and sold for $9,800,000.
3. 1962 Ferrari GTO
This hand made aluminum Ferrari 250 GTO was manufactured using a numerous rare factory components and was assembled to exquisite Ferrari manufacturing standards. The automobile was auctioned by Sotheby’s at Monte Carlo, Monaco in May 21, 1990 and soon sold for $10,800,000.
2. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT
Who do you think bought the second most expensive car sold at auction? Well, the winning bidder was Chris Evans, a British radio DJ. Do radio DJs really make that much money? In any case the beautiful black antique was sold at RM Auctions in Maranello, Italy on May 18, 2008 for a stunning price of $10,894,000.
1. 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa (TR)
As one of the most beautifully designed racecars ever built, the 1957 Ferrari 250 Tessa Rossa (TR) was another one of the few successfully raced auctioned automobiles. It raced during the late 50’s and early sixties globally. The beautiful red Ferrari became the most expensive car sold at auction by RM Auctions in Maranello, Italy on May 17, 2009 for the hefty price of $12,402,500.