Most Expensive Cars Ever Sold At Auction
By Sophia Maddox | August 7, 2023
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…
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!
A beautiful 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder sold for $15,180,000
You know a car has to be special if its bringing in over $15 million at auction, a shock to spectators who thought it was only going to clear a cool 2 mil. This ’61 Ferrari California Spyder has a 2,953cc, single overhead cam, Tipo 168/61 V-12 engine with Weber carbs and a four-speed gearbox under its shapely, refined hood. By all accounts this is a four-wheeled dream to drive, with an independent coil-spring suspension working the front and a live-rear axle with semi-elliptical leaf-spring keeping the backseat drivers from feeling any bumps. While not as exciting as the fact that it can hit 240hp at 7,000rpms, this model features covered headlights, something that only appeared on 37 factory examples.