Ten Most Expensive Cars Sold At Auction - Revised
Tuesday August 18, 2009
Recent sales at the Monterey Classic Car event has caused us once again to update our Top Ten cars sold at auction. On August 15th, 2009, Mecum Auctions dropped the hammer at $7.25 million on the 1965 Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe that famed racer Bob Bondurant drove to clinch the 1965 World Championship for the United States and Shelby American.

A few others got close to making this list from the Gooding & Company auction; the 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider at $5,115,000 and the 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Drop Head Coupe at $4,180,000, but now nothing under $6.2 million will do.

1- 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa

Price: $12.2 million

On May 17th, 2009, the 1957 Ferrari 250 TR made its way to the number one spot at RM’s Leggenda e Passione event in Maranello, Italy. This TR is one of 22 pontoon-fendered sports racers that were built in 1957 and 1958, but the car’s incredible racing history puts it far beyond others. With breathtaking looks, fantastic performance and handling, this is a true connoisseur’s Ferrari.

2 - 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder.

Price: $10.9 million

This 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder was formerly owned by Oscar winning actor, James Coburn. U.K. radio personality Chris Evans won with the bid at the RM Auction “Ferrari Leggenda e Passione” in Maranello, Italy on May 18, 2008.

3 - 1931 Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe

Price: $9.7 million

This fifteen foot Bugatti Royale is one of only six that were built. Its huge 12.7-litre engine was originally meant for use in aircraft, and it is one of the largest ever fitted into a car. This example was sold in 1987 during a Christie’s auction at the Royal Albert Hall in London

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Ten Most Expensive Cars Sold At Auction - Revised

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