5 Highest Bid Cars Sold at Any Auctions

The rich of the world are only growing wealthier, and classic cars are among the best ways to spend massive amounts of money. No indications of slowing down are shown by the luxury car market, which shows that the rarest cars' demand has skyrocketed in recent times, as seen by our list of the world's most valuable cars.

The standards for the most expensive cars in the world have been smashed, and a few exclusive auction events seem to drive the global market. Here are the top 6 luxury cars ever sold at auction.

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2. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO 

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO 

Auction: RM Sotheby's, 2018, Monterey

Highest Bid: 48.405,000 dollars


Of course, it is just another Ferrari 250 GTO from 1962 that takes the top position, becoming the most expensive luxury car ever priced at RM Sotheby's Monterey auction in 2018.


Until its 2018 auction, Ferrari enthusiast and retro racer Dr. Gregory Whitten owned this 250 GTO - chassis number 3413 GT - for two decades. Le Mans winner Derek Bell drove it to the auction block, and an auctioneer opened the bidding at a whopping $35 million.

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Just in ten minutes, three bidders bid for the car, with the final amount of $48,405,000 outpacing upwards of $10 million as the historical high.


2. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

Auction: Bonhams, The Quail 2014  

Price: 38,115,000 dollars

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In 2014, this 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta became the most expensive car ever sold at auction. It was keeping a four-year streak. They designed it to compete in the FIA World GT Championships of 1963, and it won.


3. 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti

1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti

1957 Ferrari 335 S, chassis 0674

Auction: Artcurial, 2016, Paris

Price: $35,700,000 dollars

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The unbelievably curvy Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti described here, as long as your arm, has a racing record - and that is the reason for its position on this series. From the first race of the 12 Hours of Sebring to the Mille Miglia and Le Mans, the car did it all.


Its ideal location on this page is controversial because of Euro/Dollar exchange rates - but it's a strong candidate, regardless.


3. 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti1954 W196 Mercedes-Benz

Auction: Bonhams, Festival of Speed Goodwood, 2013

Price: $29,600,000 dollars

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Mercedes-Benz W196 Grand Prix car was driven at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2013 by five-time Formula One world champion Juan Manuel Fangio, and that helped it hit a sales price of £17.7 million.


As if someone had just rolled off the track, they sold the car in 'authentic' conditions with clear blemishes and a thin layer of grime. You're paying all that money, and they didn't even wash it for you.


5. 1956 Ferrari 290 mm

1956 Ferrari 290 mm

Auction: New York City, RM Sotheby's Auctions, 2015

Price: 28,050,000 dollars

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Setting records as the most expensive car sold in 2015, they sold it in New York City. Ferrari 290 mm is the most costly car RM Sotheby's had ever sold at that time. They designed it in the 1956 Mille Miglia for Juan Manuel Fangio to race and subsequently went on to a long tenure.


Ferrari 290 MM is among the four of its kind in the creation and is related to Alfonso de Portago and Wolfgang von Trips, who ran it during its lifetime.

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