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Some of the most expensive classic cars ever sold

How much are you willing to spend on a classic car? Classic cars have changed hands for some crazy prices and also these are just the cars that are sold to the public. It is believed that the record price paid for a classic car took place in a private sale, so we can only begin to guess the price! Here are some of the most expensive classic cars sold to date:

  1. Duesenberg Model J Murphy – 1931 £6 million

In 2011, this car sold for more than £6 million. The model was the only one to feature coupe coachwork as designed by J Murphy. It features an 8-cylinder flat engine with 265 HP. The first Duesenberg Model J was from 1928, but the 1931 verion is undoubtedly the top model. Add the fact that it is a one-off makes this car extremely valuable.

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  1. Jaguar D-type – 1955 £15.6 million

This was the forerunner to the famous Jaguar E-type. D-type was produced from 1954 to 1957. Only 87 D-types were built during this 3-year production run, including a team of 18 factories and 16 cars XKSS version. In 1956, Jaguar was the winner of the 24 Hours Le Mans. With a top speed of 278 km / h, Jaguar is faster than competitive Ferrari that can do 257 km / h. A 1955 D-type sold in 2016 for a huge £15.6 million.

  1. Aston Martin DBR1 – £16.1 million

This pricey car is a particularly rare one and was one of only 5 ever manufactured. The DBR1 is the priciest Aston Martin ever sold and also the most ever paid for a British classic car. It boasts a history of racing and won the 1000 km of Nürburgring in 1959. It was driven by Stirling Moss and Carroll Shelby. It participated in the 24 hours Le Mans in 1956 which was won by a Jaguar D-type, as sadly the driver of the Aston Martin had to retire after 246 laps due to gearbox damage. This classic racing car sold in 2017 for £16.1 million at auction. Imagine if these cars had been scrapped instead of lovingly restored! Most of us will definitely need to dispose of our old (less valuable) vehicles at some point. For a Birmingham Scrap Yard, visit a site like https://www.birminghamautobreak.com/

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  1. Mercedes-Benz W196 – £21.2 million

In 1954, this was the only car with highly advanced direct fuel injection mechanics. It produced 257 HP from an 8-cylinder engine which was introduced for the French Grand Prix of 1954 but ended up with 340 HP after some dabbling. It was sold at auction in 2013 for an amazing £21.2 million. It is the only W196 which is in private hands; the other nine are all in the hands of the Mercedes museum.

  1. Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta – £27.5 million

In August 2014, this red Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta sold for a whopping £27.5 million! It is just one of a family of GTOs, of which there are 39! This stunning Ferrari was designed by Scaglietti and the GTO is one of the most iconic and raced classic car of them all.


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