Most Expensive Cars Ever Sold At Auction

Rare Collection | April 6, 2020

Written by Jacob Shelton

A 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C went for $14,520,000

From childhood to adulthood there’s one truth… cars are seriously cool. Ever since mankind graduated from the horse and buggy to the automobile there have been numerous models rolled off of factory lines but only a few of them have garnered such a reputation as to earn millions upon millions of dollars at auction.

Most of the cars collected here were manufactured in the 1950s and ‘60s, but some of them go back even further. There’s something special about each of these cars and it’s not just how fast they can tear up the track.

Every one of these expensive cars has a history that shows the innovative spirit of gear heads across the world, and even if you don’t know a V8 from a straight 6 you can still appreciate just how cool these vintage cars look. Start your engines…

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There were only a dozen 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C models manufactured which is only one of the reasons this car went for such a high rate at auction. This baby still has its original chassis and Scaglietti coachwork which is wild because from ’66 to ’70 it was the frontrunner in a series of races and events across Europe. The team at Wisconsin’s Motion Products Inc took great care to restore this model’s 3,286 CC Type 213/Comp SOHC V-12 engine - it would honestly be bonkers if the engine hadn’t been restored after years of racking up wins. This Ferrari has changed hands a few times but at one point it belonged to Italian race car driver, Renzo Sinibaldi.  What's crazy is it ended up selling for $14,520,000...and that happens to be the lowest price point in the gallery.  Click ahead for more!

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Jacob Shelton


Jacob Shelton is a Los Angeles based writer. For some reason this was the most difficult thing he’s written all day, and here’s the kicker – his girlfriend wrote the funny part of that last sentence. As for the rest of the bio? That’s pure Jacob, baby. He’s obsessed with the ways in which singular, transgressive acts have shaped the broader strokes of history, and he believes in alternate dimensions, which means that he’s great at a dinner party. When he’s not writing about culture, pop or otherwise, he’s adding to his found photograph collection and eavesdropping on strangers in public.