The market for classic cars is one that just keeps growing. The world’s super-rich aren’t short of a few bob and are eager for somewhere to invest it. That has seen demand for ultra-rare cars boom in recent years, pushing classic car auction prices up ever higher.
This trend looks set to continue, making the best classic, exotic and luxury cars look like fairly sound investments – if you’ve got a few spare million kicking around. Following are the top 10 most expensive cars ever sold at an auction:
10. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider – $16,830,000:
Ferrari made just 56 examples of the 250 GT SWB California Spider, while the car that was sold at Pebble Beach last August was one of an even smaller number with a removable hard-top.
9. 1964 Ferrari 250 LM – $17,600,000:
The Ferrari 250 LM that sold for $17 million in 2015 was touted as one of the finest examples of Ferrari’s first mid-engined car in existence. It was commissioned by the Fry family (of chocolate and confectionary fame) and remained in the UK, racing, until 1984 when it was sold to its first non-UK owner. It was the 23rd of a 32-car production run.