The 10 Most Astonishing Cars Ever Auctioned – Record Breaking Collection

Written By  Aquib Nawab

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1. Ferrari 412P Berlinetta

The 1967 Ferrari 412P Berlinetta, sold at Bonhams, the Quail, 2023, fetched a staggering $30,255,000. Chassis '0854' boasts a rich racing heritage, having competed in prestigious events such as Le Mans, Spa, and Brands Hatch in 1967.

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2. Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti

The 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti, auctioned at Artcurial, Paris, 2016, commanded a price of $35,700,000. Its extensive racing history includes participation in renowned races like the Sebring 12 Hours, the Mille Miglia, and Le Mans.

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3. Ferrari 250 GTO (1962)

At Bonhams, The Quail, 2014, the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta set a new auction record at $38,115,000. With only 39 ever built, this model is revered for its racing pedigree and rarity.

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4. Ferrari 250 GTO (1962) - Chassis 3413 GT

RM Sotheby's, Monterey, 2018, witnessed the sale of the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Chassis 3413 GT for an astounding $48,405,000. Driven by five-time Le Mans winner Derek Bell, bidding for this iconic car reached unprecedented levels.

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5. Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe

Sold at RM Sotheby's, Stuttgart, 2022, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe fetched an estimated $142,000,000. This rare gem, with only two in existence, boasts a rich racing history and advanced engineering.

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6. Aston Martin DBR1 (1956)

The 1956 Aston Martin DBR1, sold at RM Sotheby's Auctions, Monterey Sale, 2017, achieved a remarkable $22,550,000. Notable for its racing success, it remains the most expensive British car ever sold at auction.

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7. Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale by Scaglietti (1964)

RM Sotheby's Auctions, Monterey Sale, 2014, saw the sale of the Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale by Scaglietti for $26,400,000. This rare model, with its lightweight construction and powerful engine, was designed for racing dominance.

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8. Ferrari 275 GTB/4S NART Spider (1967)

The fully-restored Ferrari 275 GTB/4S NART Spider, auctioned at RM Sotheby's, Monterey Sale, 2013, fetched $27,500,000. With only 10 ever built, its history includes an appearance with Steve McQueen in "The Thomas Crown Affair."

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9. Ferrari 290 MM (1956)

In 2015, at RM Sotheby's Auctions in New York City, the Ferrari 290 MM sold for an astounding $28,050,000, setting several records, including the highest price ever paid for a car in the city. With a racing history featuring legendary drivers like Juan Manuel Fangio, it stands as a symbol of automotive greatness.

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10. Mercedes-Benz W196 (1954)

At Bonhams, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 2013, the Mercedes-Benz W196, driven by Juan Manuel Fangio, fetched $29,600,000. With its authentic condition and racing pedigree, it stands as a testament to motorsport history.

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