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The 15 Most Expensive Classic Cars

Most expensive classic cars: Even though we might not use a classic car to run our daily errands, these models have always been appreciated for their vintage look and distinct appeal. But apart from their classic look, antique cars also come with a pretty hefty price tag.

We would like to present you with a list of the most expensive classic cars in the world, in a style similar to our coverage of the cars with the best gas milage.

The list includes cars which were sold at auctions and all prices were adjusted according to inflation. Other cars, which were sold independently through private sales, may be a bit pricier than the ones included in our countdown.

Honorable mentions: the Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic. Only four cars were manufactured and two survive to this day. One of these two was sold to a private buyer, for a reported sum between $30 and $40 million.

Let’s take a look at the countdown of the most expensive classic cars.

No. 15: Mercedes-Benz 540k Spezial Roadster

798px-Mercedes-Benz_540K-Autobahnkurier_Front-view

 

Public Domain Image: Public Domain

Model year: 1937

Date of auction: October 31, 2007

Auctioned by: RM Auctions

Sold for (inflation adjusted): $9, 136.00 million

No. 14: Mercedes-Benz 540k Spezial Roadster

800px-Mercedes_Benz_540K_Public Domain Image: Public Domain

Model year: 1937

Date of auction: August 20, 2011

Auctioned by: RM Auctions

Sold for (inflation adjusted): $9,879.00 million

No. 13: Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Spider

Model year: 1962

Date of auction: May 20, 2007

Auctioned by: RM Auctions

Sold for (inflation adjusted): $10,276.00 million

No. 12: Duesenberg Model J Long – Wheelbase Coupe

800px-'30_Duesenberg_Model_J_(MIAS_'10)Public Domain Image: Public Domain

Model year: 1931

Date of auction: August 21, 2011

Auctioned by: Goodings & Company

Sold for (inflation adjusted): $10,552.00 million

No. 11: Ford GT40

450px-1969_Ford_GT40_Mk_IIIPublic Domain Image: Public Domain

Model year: 1968

Date of auction: August 17, 2012

Auctioned by: RM Auctions

Sold for (inflation adjusted): $11,000.00 million

No. 10: Ferrari 250 GT California LWB Competizione Spider

1961-ferrari-rcPublic Domain Image: Public Domain

Model year: 1960

Date of auction: August 19, 2012

Auctioned by: Goodings & Company

Sold for (inflation adjusted): $11,275.00 million

No. 9: Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider

800px-Ferrari_250_gtPublic Domain Image: Public Domain

Model year: 1961

Date of auction: May 18, 2008

Auctioned by: RM Auctions

Sold for (inflation adjusted): $10,894.00 million

No. 8: Mercedes-Benz 540k Spezial Roadster

800px-MHV_MB_W29_540K_CabrioB_1936Public Domain Image: Public Domain

Model year: 1936

Date of auction: August 19, 2012

Auctioned by: Goodings & Company

Sold for (inflation adjusted): $11,770.00 million

No. 7: Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta Competizione

Public Domain Image: Public Domain

Model year: 1957

Date of auction: May 25, 2013

Auctioned by: RM Auctions

Sold for (inflation adjusted): $12,812.00 million

No. 6: Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa

Ferrari_250_Testa_Rossa_1Public Domain Image: Public Domain

Model year: 1957

Date of auction: May 17, 2009

Auctioned by: RM Auctions

Sold for (inflation adjusted): $13,272.00 million

No. 5: Bugatti Royale Berline de Voyage

800px-Bugatti_Limousine_Type_41_'Royale'_(1933)_pic2 (1)Public Domain Image: Public Domain

Model year: 1931

Date of auction: June 15, 1986

Auctioned by: Kruse

Sold for (inflation adjusted): $13,613.00 million

No. 4: Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa

Model year: 1957

Date of auction: August 21, 2011

Auctioned by: Gooding & Company

Sold for (inflation adjusted): $ 16,727.00 million

No. 3: Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe

Bugatti_Type_41_(Royale)_Coupé_NapoleonPublic Domain Image: Public Domain

Model year: 1931

Date of auction: November 17, 1987

Auctioned by: Christie’s

Sold for (inflation adjusted): $19,803.00 million

No. 2: Ferrari 275 GTB Spider

800px-1965_Ferrari_275_GTB_LeightweightPublic Domain Image: Public Domain

Model year: 1967

Date of auction: August 17, 2013

Auctioned by: RM Auctions

Sold for (inflation adjusted): $27,500.00 million

No. 1: Mercedes-Benz W196

MHV_MB_W196_Silberpfeil_Streamline_1955Public Domain Image: Public Domain

Model year: 1954

Date of auction: July 12, 2013

Auctioned by: Bonhams

Sold for (inflation adjusted): $29,607.00 million