A Comprehensive List of The Most Expensive Cars Sold at Auction
This is a list of the most expensive cars sold in auto auctions' through the traditional bidding process, consisting of those that attracted headline grabbing publicity, mainly for the high price their new owners have paid.

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO serial number 3851GT sold at Bonham's Quail Auction on August 14, 2014 for US $34,650,000.00 ($38,115,000.00 including buyers premium), breaking the record previously held by a 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196R race car, sold for a record $31 million at an auction in England on July 12, 2013. While collectible cars have been sold privately for more, this is the highest price ever paid for a car at a public auction.

The 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp Two-Seater is currently listed on the Guinness World Records as the most expensive veteran car to be sold, at the price of US$7,254,290 (equivalent to $8,293,000 in 2015), on a Bonhams auction held at Olympia in London on December 3, 2007.

This list only consists of those that have been sold for at least $4 million in auction sales during a traditional bidding process, inclusive of the mandatory buyers premium and does not include private, unsuccessful (failing to reach its reserve price, incomplete) and out of auction sales.

Common contributing factors

Common contributing factors affecting the value of auctioned automobiles include:

  • Low production volumes
  • Rarity
  • Desirability
  • Demand
  • Aesthetic design, even of its time.
  • Nostalgia, known as the generation effect; collectors in their prime earning years, being able to afford a seven figure car, are likely to buy cars that they are born to identify themselves with.
  • Typically sport cars are generally more expensive than comparable engined saloons, therefore desirable, the same applies to roadsters over saloons but luxury cars, as for their higher price tag, are on a higher end of the scale.
  • Condition, also complete documentation (such as evidence of its restoration) of the car is vital for its value. It is not unusual for these cars to have undergone restoration work in the past costing hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars.
  • Winning a prestigious auto show helps the car's value, this was the case for some of the cars listed below have been cited to had taken overall or class wins at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
  • Originality, typically a car that had its original mechanical components, as it was when it left the factory, is more desirable to the one that doesn't. Original bodyshell retains the value better to one fitted with a new body but the chassis of the car is more considered by collectors.
  • Cars equipped with automatic transmission are considered to be less desirable than its manual counterpart.
  • Cars that have been freshly restored or hidden away for a number of years or decades makes the car desirable to a show winner or a famous car.
  • Eligibility to vintage events is a factor to prices as collectors typically buy vintage race cars to enter historic events as are cars that can be designed to be driven on the street but are competitive on the track.
  • The originality of the car is considered important in historic racing due to the Historic Technical Passports and FIA Heritage Certificates in force, meaning cars must retain mechanical systems that belonged to the car of the period to prevent unfair advantages.
  • Cars with a strong motorsport history improve on the car's desirability, better if the car have won a prestigious race such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Formula One World Championshipand the Indianapolis 500. An example would be the Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Spider that was sold for $9.2 million in 2007, which was the 1962 winner of the 24 hours classic. Note that sportcar racers makes up the majority of competition cars on the main list.
  • A car associated with a famous person adds value to its price. Examples are:
    • Elton John in 2001 auctioned his large collection, as a result of his fame, a majority of those sold twice its estimates.
    • In 2008, TV presenter and radio personality Chris Evans broke a twenty-one-year-old record, when he successfully placed a bid for a Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider that once belonged to James Coburn.
    • In 1973 a Mercedes-Benz 770 F-Cabriolet that stated to be the parade limousine of Adolf Hitler was sold for a then record of US$153,000 (equivalent to $817,000 in 2015), surpassing the previous record held by a Duesenberg Model J Victoria that belonged to Greta Garbo at US$90,000 (equivalent to $510,000 in 2015). Despite revealed to be the limousine of the President of Finland Carl Mannerheim, not Hitler, a week after the auction, the same Mercedes went on to surpass its own record months later despite this error.
    • On the other hand, a car belonging to a celebrity who is implicated in a credibility damaging scandal is likely to be worth less. An example of this is the Rolls-Royce Corniche belonging to British TV and radio personality, Jimmy Savile; in light of his sexual abuse scandal following his death, the car is speculated by the motoring trade to be worthless. However, the white 1993 Ford Bronco, that was involved in the chase between O. J. Simpson and LAPD, was sold for $75,000 in 2004, almost twice its original value, ten years after the incident.
  • On the other hand, as above, a car that is associated with a famous otherwise factory-backed racing team, such as Scuderia Ferrari, which was the case on August 2011 when one of their factory Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa broke the new record, surpassing the record held by the same car two years before, which was a customer car.
  • Auctions taking place during the annual Monterey Historics events every mid-August is expected to bring in record sales as it is considered to be the hotpoint for collectors and investors who prefer to make attendance there to awaiting the outcome.
  • Auctions are not likely to command higher sale price in comparison to private sales.
World economy affecting car values

Aside those mentioned above, the world economy is the other main factor to its values as classic cars are being regarded as an alternative investment.

The market began in the 1970s when used Ferraris was exported to any Italian exotic car dealer in the United States who were willing to buy anything that came to them, then the 1973 oil crisiswhen prices of exotic cars plummeted rapidly, almost new and higher in the range models frequented in used car lots, a Lamborghini Miura could be bought for $15,000 at that time. A 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider that went on to sell for $4,950,000 in 2009 was offered for sale in the June 1964 issue of Road & Track for US$10,500 (equivalent to $80,000 in 2015), in the April 1976 issue of Hemmings Motor News, the same car was offered at US$16,750 (equivalent to $70,000 in 2015). After a period of ups and downs in the 1970s and early 1980s, interest rates eased, meaning exotics once frequent on bedroom walls became suddenly affordable.

During the 1980s boom, investors frequented auctions, causing prices to skyrocket. When cars were sold, they were frequently shifted to storage for investors intending to profit later. The high prices drove enthusiasts away from the market, and cars passed from investor to investor. The 1980s boom was followed by 1990s bust, and the values of classic cars plummeted

According to the November 1997 issue of Car Magazine, the Ferrari F40 was credited for sparking the price speculation craze.

During the height of the Japanese asset price bubble in the late 1980s, when the yen had strengthened from about 300 to the U.S. dollar in 1985 to about 150 by 1989, wealthy Japanese buyers began to buy classic cars for effectively half the previous cost in yen. One example of this in 1989, a Ferrari 250 GTO (3909GT) was privately sold to Takeo Kato for $13,837,500. When the bubble burst, it was sold to Talacrest, an Egham (in Surrey) based Ferrari dealer for $2.7m in 1994, eventually selling onto David Morrison, a London-based American for an estimated $3.5 million. It passed on in 2001 to John Mozart, via private sale in exchange of a Ferrari 250 TR, for an estimated $7,000,000.

Although prices have slightly dipped for general classic cars due to the recent recession, prices for high end collector cars have held their value or continued to rise. Since the 1990s recession, values of the most desirable cars have risen in value by 200% or more. The reason for this is unlike the late 1980s, buyers are enthusiasts with knowledge on the products they are interested in.

Between 2005 and 2010, the value of vintage cars have said to increased by 21 per cent, according to Dietrich Hatlapa of the HAGI Index (Historic Automobile Group International), vintage cars have offered annual returns of about 21 per cent over the past five years.

One challenge to owners of expensive cars is the risk of having them damaged in crashes. The most expensive car crash in motoring history appears to have been by Christopher Cox, who crashed while driving his Ferrari 250 GTO and destroyed its front end. The car itself was valued at around $30 million.

Records

August 14, 2014    1962    Ferrari 250 GTO        Bonhams    Carmel, California, United States    US$38,115,000    $38,163,000

February 5, 2016    1957    Ferrari 335S        Artcurial    Paris, France    US$35,711,359    $35,711,000

July 12, 2013    1954    Mercedes-Benz W196        Bonhams    Goodwood, West Sussex, United Kingdom    US$29,600,000    $30,120,000

December 10, 2015    1956    Ferrari 290 MM        RM Sotheby's    New York City, New York, United States    US$28,050,000    $28,050,000

August 17, 2013    1967    Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S NART Spider        RM Auctions    Monterey, California, United States    US$27,500,000    $27,983,000

August 16, 2014    1964    Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale        RM Auctions    Monterrey, California, United States    US$26,400,000    $26,433,000

August 19, 2016    1955    Jaguar D-Type        RM Sotheby's    Monterrey, California, United States    US$21,780,000    $21,780,000

August 20, 2016    1939    Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider        RM Sotheby's    Monterey, California, United States    US$19,800,000    $19,800,000

February 6, 2015    1961    Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider        Artcurial    Paris, France    US$18,500,000    $18,500,000

June 27, 2014    1954    Ferrari 375-Plus Spider Competizione        Bonhams    Goodwood, West Sussex, United Kingdom    US$18,400,177    $18,423,000

August 20, 2016    1959    Ferrari 250 GT California LWB California Spider Competizione        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$18,150,000    $18,150,000

August 13, 2015    1964    Ferrari 250 LM        RM Auctions    Monterey, California, United States    US$17,600,000    $17,600,000

March 11, 2016    1961    Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider        Gooding & Company    Amelia Island, Florida, United States    US$17,160,000    $17,160,000

August 17, 2015    1961    Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$16,830,000    $16,830,000

August 17, 2015    1962    Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$16,500,000    $16,500,000

August 21, 2011    1957    Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$16,390,000    $17,270,000

August 16, 2014    1961    Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$15,180,000    $15,199,000

November 21, 2013    1964    Ferrari 250 LM        RM Auctions    New York City, New York, United States    US$14,300,000    $14,551,000

December 10, 2015    1962    Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato        RM Auctions    New York City, New York, United States    US$14,300,000    $14,300,000

August 13, 2015    1998    McLaren F1 'LM-Specification'        RM Auctions    Monterey, California, United States    US$13,750,000    $13,750,000

August 19, 2016    1962    Shelby 260 Cobra        RM Sotheby's    Monterrey, California, United States    US$13,750,000    $13,750,000

August 20, 2016    1960    Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competizione        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$13,500,000    $13,500,000

August 13, 2015    1956    Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta 'Tour de France'        RM Auctions    Monterey, California, United States    US$13,200,000    $13,200,000

August 14, 2015    1953    Jaguar C-Type Works Lightweight        RM Auctions    Monterey, California, United States    US$13,200,000    $13,200,000

May 25, 2013    1953    Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta 'Competizione'        RM Auctions    Tivoli, Lazio, Italy    US$12,812,800    $13,038,000

May 17, 2009    1957    Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa        RM Auctions    Maranello, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    US$12,402,500    $13,703,000

August 21, 2016    1933    Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$11,990,000    $11,990,000

August 19, 2012    1936    Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$11,770,000    $12,152,000

August 15, 2014    1964    Ferrari 250 LM        RM Auctions    Monterey, California, United States    US$11,550,000    $11,565,000

October 14, 2015    1960    Ferrari 250 GT SWB        H&H Classics    Duxford, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom    US$11,440,968    $11,441,000

August 19, 2012    1960    Ferrari 250 GT California LWB Competizione Spyder        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$11,275,000    $11,641,000

August 17, 2012    1968    Ford GT40        RM Auctions    Monterey, California, United States    US$11,000,000    $11,357,000

May 18, 2008    1961    Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider        RM Auctions

Sotheby's    Maranello, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    US$10,894,900    $11,994,000

August 21, 2016    1932    Bugatti Type 55        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$10,400,000    $10,400,000

August 21, 2011    1931    Duesenberg Model J Long-Wheelbase Coupe        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$10,340,000    $10,895,000

August 17, 2015    1982    Porsche 956        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$10,120,000    $10,120,000

August 16, 2014    1967    Ferrari 275 GTB/4        RM Auctions    Monterrey, California, United States    US$10,175,000    $10,188,000

January 29, 2016    1937    Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster        RM Sotheby's    Scottsdale, Arizona, United States    US$9,900,000    $9,900,000

November 17, 1987    1931    Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe        Christie's    London, United Kingdom    US$9,800,000    $20,447,000

March 10, 2016    1937    Bugatti Type 57SC Sports Tourer        Bonhams    Amelia Island, Florida, United States    US$9,735,000    $9,735,000

August 20, 2011    1937    Mercedes-Benz 540K Spezial Roadster        RM Auctions    Monterey, California, United States    US$9,680,000    $10,200,000

January 16, 2015    1964    Ferrari 250 LM        RM Auctions    Scottsdale, Arizona, United States    US$9,625,000    $9,625,000

January 17, 2014    1957    Ferrari 250 GT        Gooding & Company    Scottsdale, Arizona, United States    US$9,460,000    $9,472,000

January 15, 2015    1966    Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione        Bonhams    Scottsdale, Arizona, United States    US$9,405,000    $9,405,000

May 20, 2007    1962    Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Spider        RM Auctions

Sotheby's    Maranello, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    US$9,281,250    $10,610,000

August 16, 2013    1953    Ferrari 375 MM Spider        RM Auctions    Monterey, California, United States    US$9,075,000    $9,234,000

January 17, 2014    1958    Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider        RM Auctions    Scottsdale, Arizona, United States    US$8,800,000    $8,811,000

August 17, 2013    1937    Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$8,745,000    $8,899,000

August 18, 2012    1962    Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder        RM Auctions    Monterey, California, United States    US$8,580,000    $8,859,000

August 14, 2015    1959    Ferrari 250 GT Competizione Alloy Berlinetta        Bonhams    Carmel, California, United States    US$8,525,000    $8,525,000

August 13, 2015    1959    Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider        RM Auctions    Monterey, California, United States    US$8,050,000    $8,050,000

August 17, 2013    1997    McLaren F1        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$8,470,000    $8,619,000

October 31, 2007    1937    Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster        RM Auctions

Sotheby's    London, United Kingdom    US$8,252,201    $9,434,000

January 18, 2013    1958    Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider        Gooding & Company    Scottsdale, Arizona, United States    US$8,250,000    $8,395,000

August 17, 2012    1955    Ferrari 410S        RM Auctions    Monterey, California, United States    US$8,250,000    $8,518,000

August 17, 2013    1928    Mercedes-Benz 680S Torpedo Roadster        RM Auctions    Monterey, California, United States    US$8,226,400    $8,371,000

May 14, 2016    1951    Ferrari 340 America Barchetta        RM Sotheby's    Monte Carlo, Monaco    US$8,250,000    $8,395,000

January 18, 2013    1960    Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione        RM Auctions    Scottsdale, Arizona, United States    US$8,140,000    $8,283,000

August 14, 2015    1950    Ferrari 275S/340 America Barchetta        RM Auctions    Monterey, California, United States    US$7,975,000    $7,975,000

August 17, 2008    1937    Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante Coupe        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$7,920,000    $8,719,000

June 29, 2012    1929    4½-Litre Supercharged 'Blower' Bentley        Bonhams    Goodwood, Sussex, United Kingdom    US$7,906,745    $8,163,000

May 10, 2014    1966    Ferrari 275 GTB/C        RM Auctions    Monte Carlo, Monaco    US$7,860,283    $7,870,000

January 16, 2015    1959    Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider        Gooding & Company    Scottsdale, Arizona, United States    US$7,700,000    $7,700,000

August 15, 2009    1965    Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe        Mecum    Monterey, California, United States    US$7,685,000    $8,491,000

May 2, 2015    1962    Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet        RM Auctions    Fort Worth, Texas, United States    US$7,645,000    $7,645,000

August 16, 2013    1939    Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster        RM Auctions    Monterey, California, United States    US$7,480,000    $7,611,000

September 3, 2004    1929    Mercedes-Benz 38/250 SSK        Bonhams    Goodwood, Sussex, United Kingdom    US$7,443,070    $9,341,000

May 23, 2015    1952    Ferrari 212 Export Touring Barchetta        RM Auctions    Cernobbio, Lombardy, Italy    US$7,398,640    $7,399,000

September 7, 2015    1958    Ferrari 250 GT LBW Berlinetta 'Tour de France'        RM Auctions    Battersea, London, United Kingdom    US$7,273,054    $7,273,000

August 14, 2014    1953    Ferrari 250 MM Berlinetta        Bonhams    Carmel, California, United States    US$7,260,000    $7,269,000

August 14, 2010    1959    Ferrari 250 LWB California Spider Competizione        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$7,260,000    $7,891,000

December 3, 2007    1904    Rolls-Royce 10 hp Two-Seater        Bonhams    London, United Kingdom    US$7,254,290    $8,293,000

August 17, 2013    1955    Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$7,150,000    $7,276,000

November 21, 2013    1938    Talbot-Lago T150-C SS        RM Auctions

Sotheby's    New York City, New York, United States    US$7,150,000    $7,276,000

November 21, 2013    1959    Ferrari 250 GT SWB "Competition" Berlinetta Speciale        RM Auctions

Sotheby's    New York City, New York, United States    US$7,040,000    $7,164,000

April 12, 2014    1964    Ford GT40 Prototype        Mecum    Houston, Texas, United States    US$7,560,000    $7,570,000

May 18, 2008    1962    Ferrari 250 LM        RM Auctions

Sotheby's    Maranello, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    US$6,979,225    $7,684,000

August 15, 2014    1965    Ford GT40 Roadster        RM Auctions    Monterrey, California, United States    US$6,930,000    $6,939,000

August 14, 2014    1962    Ferrari 250 GT SWB Speciale Aerodinamica        Bonhams    Carmel, California, United States    US$6,875,000    $6,884,000

August 14, 2014    1958    Ferrari 250 GT Series 1 Cabriolet        Bonhams    Carmel, California, United States    US$6,820,000    $6,829,000

August 15, 2010    1933    Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$6,710,000    $7,294,000

August 18, 2012    1956    Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta 'Tour de France'        RM Auctions    Monterey, California, United States    US$6,710,000    $6,928,000

March 8, 2014    1939    Delahaye 135 Competition Court Torpedo Roadster        RM Auctions    Amelia Island, Florida, United States    US$6,600,000    $6,608,000

August 19, 2012    1957    Ferrari 250 GT California LWB Prototype Spyder        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$6,600,000    $6,814,000

May 12, 2012    1957    Ferrari 625 TRC Spider        RM Auctions    Monte Carlo, Monaco    US$6,526,800    $6,739,000

June 15, 1986    1931    Bugatti Royale Berline de Voyager        Kruse International    Reno, Nevada, United States    US$6,500,000    $14,056,000

August 17, 2002    1962    Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Spider        RM Auctions    Monterey, California, United States    US$6,490,000    $8,553,000

January 29, 2016    1950    Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans        Gooding & Company    Scottsdale, Arizona, United States    US$6,490,000    $6,490,000

May 10, 2014    1959    Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet        RM Auctions    Monte Carlo, Monaco    US$6,473,174    $6,481,000

March 14, 2015    1960    Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet        RM Auctions    Amelia Island, Florida, United States    US$6,380,000    $6,380,000

August 19, 2012    1955    Ferrari 857 Sport        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$6,270,000    $6,474,000

January 18, 2014    1958    Ferrari 250 GT Series 1        Gooding & Company    Scottsdale, Arizona, United States    US$6,160,000    $6,168,000

August 15, 2010    1961    Ferrari 250 SWB Competizione "SEFAC Hot Rod"        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$6,105,000    $6,636,000

August 19, 2012    1928    Bentley 4½ Litre Le Mans Sports 'Bobtail'        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$6,050,000    $6,246,000

August 13, 2015    2005    Enzo Ferrari        RM Auctions    Monterey, California, United States    US$6,050,000    $6,050,000

August 18, 2012    1972    Porsche 917/10        Mecum    Monterey, California, United States    US$5,830,000    $6,019,000

February 3, 2012    1959    Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider        Artcurial    Paris, France    US$5,740,000    $5,926,000

August 20, 2016    1956    Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione 'Tour de France'        RM Sotheby's    Monterey, California, United States    US$5,720,000    $5,720,000

May 20, 2007    1953    Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta Competizione        RM Auctions

Sotheby's    Maranello, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    US$5,692,000    $6,507,000

August 20, 2000    1966    Ferrari 330 P3        Christie's    Monterey, California, United States    US$5,616,000    $7,730,000

August 17, 2014    1959    Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$5,610,000    $5,617,000

August 19, 2006    1958    Ferrari 412S        RM Auctions    Monterey, California, United States    US$5,610,000    $6,596,000

August 16, 2014    1956    Aston Martin DB3S        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$5,500,000    $5,507,000

January 21, 2007    1966    Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake        Barrett-Jackson    Scottsdale, Arizona, United States    US$5,500,000    $6,287,000

August 20, 2016    1950    Ferrari 166 MM Berlinetta        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$5,445,000    $5,445,000

August 21, 2015    1960    Porsche RS60        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$5,400,000    $5,400,000

March 11, 2016    1955    Porsche 550        Gooding & Company    Amelia Island, Florida, United States    US$5,335,000    $5,335,000

January 18, 2014    1997    McLaren F1 GTR Longtail        Gooding & Company    Scottsdale, Arizona, United States    US$5,280,000    $5,287,000

August 20, 2011    1960    Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinetta Competizione        RM Auctions    Monterey, California, United States    US$5,280,000    $5,564,000

August 19, 2016    1955    Ferrari 750 Monza        RM Sotheby's    Monterrey, California, United States    US$5,225,000    $5,225,000

August 17, 2012    1939    Horch 853A Special Roadster        RM Auctions    Monterey, California, United States    US$5,170,000    $5,338,000

August 20, 2016    2014    LaFerrari        Mecum    Monterey, California, United States    US$5,170,000    $5,170,000

August 16, 2009    1962    Ferrari 250 SWB California Spider        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$5,115,000    $5,651,000

July 23, 2004    1930    Bentley Speed Six Tourer        Christie's    Le Mans, Sarthe, France    US$5,109,665    $6,412,000

August 16, 2015    1957    Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series II Coupe        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$5,087,500    $5,088,000

August 15, 2008    1960    Jaguar E2A        Bonhams    Carmel, California, United States    US$4,957,000    $5,457,000

January 17, 2009    1960    Ferrari 250 SWB California Spider        Gooding & Company    Scottsdale, Arizona, United States    US$4,950,000    $5,469,000

August 18, 2007    1959    Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Competizione Spider        RM Auctions    Monterey, California, United States    US$4,950,000    $5,659,000

February 5, 2014    1955    Jaguar D-Type        RM Auctions    Paris, France    US$4,947,835    $4,954,000

August 14, 2008    1939    Talbot-Lago T150C SS Teardrop coupe        Bonhams    Carmel, California, United States    US$4,847,000    $5,336,000

August 17, 2013    1948    Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Competizione        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$4,840,000    $4,925,000

August 20, 2016    1966    Ford GT40 Mk 1        Mecum    Monterey, California, United States    US$4,840,000    $4,840,000

August 20, 2016    1979    Porsche 935        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$4,840,000    $4,840,000

May 10, 2014    1956    Maserati 450S Prototype        RM Auctions    Monte Carlo, Monaco    US$4,816,350    $4,822,000

December 1, 2013    1952    Jaguar C-Type        Bonhams    London, United Kingdom    US$4,794,407    $4,879,000

May 21, 2011    1955    Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta        RM Auctions    Tivoli, Lazio, Italy    US$4,794,720    $5,052,000

August 18, 2012    1953    Ferrari 340 MM Spider        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$4,730,000    $4,884,000

August 16, 2013    1931    Bentley 4½ Litre Supercharged Le Mans        Bonhams    Carmel, California, United States    US$4,647,500    $4,729,000

August 17, 2014    1965    Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose Alloy        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$4,620,000    $4,626,000

August 14, 2010    1962    Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta        RM Auctions    Monterey, California, United States    US$4,620,000    $5,022,000

January 20, 2012    1955    Mercedes-Benz 300SL        Gooding & Company    Scottsdale, Arizona, United States    US$4,620,000    $4,770,000

January 19, 2013    1966    Batmobile        Barrett-Jackson    Scottsdale, Arizona, United States    US$4,620,000    $4,701,000

August 20, 2011    1939    Mercedes-Benz 540K Spezial Roadster        RM Auctions    Monterey, California, United States    US$4,620,000    $4,868,000

October 7, 2011    1884    De Dion, Bouton et Trépardoux Dos-à-Dos Steam Runabout "La Marquise"        RM Auctions    Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States    US$4,620,000    $4,868,000

October 27, 2010    1964    Aston Martin DB5        RM Auctions    London, United Kingdom    US$4,620,000    $5,022,000

August 14, 2010    1938    Talbot-Lago T150C Lago Speciale Teardrop Coupe        RM Auctions    Monterey, California, United States    US$4,608,500    $5,009,000

August 19, 2007    1931    Bentley 4 Litre "The Green Hornet"        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$4,510,000    $5,156,000

August 14, 2008    1961    Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinetta        RM Auctions    Monterey, California, United States    US$4,510,000    $4,965,000

August 18, 2012    1957    Ferrari 500 TRC        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$4,510,000    $4,656,000

March 9, 2013    1935    Duesenberg Model SJ Convertible Coupe        RM Auctions

Sotheby's    Amelia Island, Florida, United States    US$4,510,000    $4,589,000

May 21, 2011    1938    Talbot-Lago T150C SS Teardrop Coupé        RM Auctions    Tivoli, Lazio, Italy    US$4,475,072    $4,715,000

November 21, 2013    1955    Maserati A6G/2000 Spyder        RM Auctions

Sotheby's    New York City, New York, United States    US$4,455,000    $4,533,000

June 26, 2015    1935    Aston Martin Ulster        Bonhams    Goodwood, West Sussex, United Kingdom    US$4,406,693    $4,407,000

March 9, 2012    1973    Porsche 917/30        Gooding & Co.    Amelia Island, Florida, United States    US$4,400,000    $4,543,000

March 12, 2016    1962    Ferrari 400 Superamerica LWB Coupe Aerodinamico        RM Sotheby's    Amelia Island, Florida, United States    US$4,400,000    $4,400,000

August 19, 2007    1959    Ferrari 250 GT California        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$4,455,000    $5,093,000

January 21, 2006    1950    GM Futurliner        Barrett-Jackson    Scottsdale, Arizona, United States    US$4,320,000    $5,079,000

March 12, 2011    1952    Ferrari 340 Mexico Coupe        RM Auctions    Amelia Island, Florida, United States    US$4,290,000    $4,520,000

December 1, 2013    1956    Jaguar D-Type 'Shortnose'        Bonhams    London, United Kingdom    US$4,241,491    $4,316,000

May 15, 2004    1935    Duesenberg SJ Speedster "Mormon Meteor"        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$4,455,000    $5,591,000

February 7, 2009    1937    Bugatti Type 57S Atalante        Bonhams    Paris, France    US$4,408,575    $4,871,000

August 16, 2009    1933    Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Castagna Drop Head Coupe        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$4,180,000    $4,618,000

May 2, 2015    1934    Packard Twelve Individual Custom Stationary Coupe        RM Auctions    Fort Worth, Texas, United States    US$4,180,000    $4,180,000

August 28, 1999    1937    Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Pinin Farina Cabriolet        Christie's    Monterey, California, United States    US$4,072,500    $5,795,000

August 16, 2013    1955    Ferrari 750 Monza Spider        RM Auctions    Monterey, California, United States    US$4,070,000    $4,142,000

January 17, 2015    1962    Ferrari 400 Superamerica Series I Coupe Aerodinamico        Gooding & Company    Scottsdale, Arizona, United States    US$4,070,000    $4,070,000

October 29, 2008    1997    McLaren F1        RM Auctions    London, United Kingdom    US$4,058,120    $4,468,000

August 15, 2015    1931    Bentley 4½-Litre Supercharged Torpedo        RM Auctions    Monterey, California, United States    US$4,015,000    $4,015,000

August 17, 2014    1939    Alfa Romeo Tipo 256 Cabriolet Sportivo        Gooding & Company    Pebble Beach, California, United States    US$4,000,000    $4,005,000

August 19, 2016    1931    Bugatti Type 51        Bonhams    Carmel, California, United States    US$4,000,000    $4,000,000

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