Technology has gone a very long way over the past few decades. Humanity has reached new heights courtesy of the internet and the digitization of just about everything. Yet, good old fashioned machinery will always be something special. It doesn’t matter what features you get in a 2020 car; it can never beat a classic car in style and stature, and even performance in certain cases. There is a reason why they still sell for millions of dollars, and why some people have huge collections worth a lot of money. These particular vehicles are unlike anything ever made, and they will always be in a league of their own. In this list, you will find some of the most expensive classic cars ever sold at auctions.
1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione
First on the list is one of the most expensive classic cars ever sold, valued at around $19.5 million, if not more if it goes to auction! You might even feel that this car looks familiar, because you probably saw it in the film ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,’ though the one they used was just a shell used as a prop to duplicate this one. This majestic car has a 3.0 L V-12 engine and a horsepower of 262! Its top speed is 155 miles per hour. Its performance is as breathtaking as its design, which explains the hefty price tag on this one.
1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato MP209
When people hear the name Aston Martin, they automatically think of James Bond and the lavish vehicles he drove in several of his films. When you set eyes on this $12.5 million car, you will feel it is out of a movie set. Only 19 cars were ever produced by DB4GT Zagatos, and just three were ultra-lightweight. This particular car has had quite the history, competing in Le Mans, Nürburgring, and even Silverstone. While this vehicle and the list of the cars on the list are fine machines that operate efficiently despite being decades old, as explained in the article from IDriveSafely.com, you should still learn how to jump-start a car in case your battery is dead. Who knows, if you buy this car one day, maybe this knowledge will help jump-start it if it dies on you while taking it for a drive on the highway.
1964 Ferrari 250 LM
You can’t have a list of classic cars without mentioning Ferrari. The 1964 Ferrari 250 LM is one of the finest machines the Italian luxury sports manufacturers have ever built. Valued at $19 million, this car was one of only 32 Ferraris to be built on this model, which is why it is one of the rarest and most desired Ferraris in the world. Perhaps the fact that this was the last Ferrari to ever win first place at the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans race also contributed to its immense value.
1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster
What kind of list would this be if it didn’t have a Mercedes? This $12.8 million car is one of the finest vehicles ever produced by the German company, and it is still in demand to this very day. It was maintained during the Second World War, against Nazi Wishes, and was later on shipped to the United States. It was then stored for close to 40 years before undergoing some restoration and being brought to public attention once more.
1994 McLaren F1 LM
Lastly, but definitely not the least is the 1994 McLaren F1 LM. Despite being relatively young, at only 26 years of age, it has earned its place as a classic, and is one of the finest vehicles ever made. Valued at almost $20 million, this expertly crafted car can go to 100 mph in under 6.5 seconds, and can cover a quarter of a mile in just 11.1 seconds. Its top speed goes over a whopping 230 mph, making it one of the fastest cars ever created. The fact that McLaren built only 64 cars of this model also contributed to its high value, and makes it one of the rarer models that car collectors from around the world covet. The highest valued model of these cars was purchased in 2019 for $19.805 million and that was even a rarer special edition model.
These cars cost a fortune, and for good reason. Their style and elegance are only matched by their performance, topping some models built decades later. This is what makes a classic car, and these coveted vehicles will always be in demand as long as there are collectors out there to pick them up.