Ferrari 250 GTO –$35 million
250 GTO was deemed too dangerous for most drivers by Ferrari and his team.
Although in 1996 worth 3.5 million dollars, and in 1999 around 8.5 million dollars, After Craig McCaw bought it for $ 35 million, the impressive car just became the most expensive car in the world.
Mercedes W196 – $24 million
One of the most famed racing cars of all time, the Mercedes-Benz W 196 was the Racing Car World Champion in 1954 and again in 1955. This model debuted at the French Grand Prix at Reims on July 4, 1954 by sweeping first and second place and went on to dominate formula one racing as few cars have before or since.
The supercar has an eight-cylinder in-line four-stroke petrol engine with direct injection. With 256 hp (188 kW), W196 can reach over 300 km/h.
There were only 15 models constructed.
1931 Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe, $17.6 million
Just six copies of the Royale were built (and all six survive today), between 1927 and 1933. Bugatti wasn’t able deliver the first one to a customer until 1932.
Its huge 12.7-litre engine was originally meant for use in aircraft, and it is one of the largest ever fitted into a car. Being one of only 6 ever made, this Bugatti was sold at a special Christie’s auction at the Royal Albert Hall in London 1987. Although it was a car intended to be sold to royalty, it never got in to the hands of one.
Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa –$ 12 million
It is considered one of the most competitive racing Ferraris ever built and it was launched in 1957 in 22 copies. The 250 Testa Rossa won 10 out of 19 rallies between 1958 and 1961 and it was sold last year at an auction for no less than $12 million.
It boasts a 300 bhp, 2,953 cc single overhead cam degrees V-12 engine, six Weber 38 DCN carburetors and a four-speed manual gearbox.
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