If you want to be astonished by the prices of cars here or are ready to go to Christie’s with a lot of cash in your briefcase, here are the 15 most expensive cars sold at auction in the last decade.
1962/3 FERRARI 250 GTO BERLINETTA – $38,115,000
The Ferrari 250 was put up for auction at the Bonhams 2014 Monterey Quail Lodge sale on August 14 in Carmel, California. It became the most expensive car ever sold at public auction when it was acquired for $38,115,000. The Ferrari is so rare that it’s rumored that only around 28 exist, but these come up through closed auctions. The jet-setting sports vehicle was the only one to have recently been up for purchase in a public sale. When Bonhams decided to sell the 250 GT, at the auction, they knew it would sell in the high millions because of its rarity. They were so confident that the 25 GTO was offered without any reserve. It worked.
1957 FERRARI 335 SPORT – $35,711,359
At the Artcurial Paris Retromobile auction in 2016, the 1957 Ferrari 335 was expected to sell through the roof, and break a record in terms of price that would knock down the Ferrari 250 GTO, the most expensive car ever sold at auction. As it happened, the car sold for $35,711, 359, thus coming in slightly below the Ferrari 250. The cost may be justified. One of the reasons you buy a sports car at such a high price is due in part to its rarity, but more so because of who has raced it. This 335 has the pedigree, as it had an extensive racing history, like celebrity race drivers.