Classic Car Auction — ::

Car lovers and especially classic car lovers are willing to go the extra mile for their “babies”. And when I say extra mile I refer both to effort invested in restoration processes and deep pockets. This assumption is supported by the many auctions that take place around the world and have as central piece classic cars.

Like any other person, when I look at a classic car I appreciate its beauty and refinement, but in the same time I think of prices. That’s why I wanted to find out which are the most expensive classic cars sold at an auction and I know that many of you will share my curiosity.

That’s why I thought about a top 7 of most expensive cars sold at a classic car auction. So, the last place is occupied by the 1962 Ferrari 400 sold for just $3.7 millions. This beauty comes equipped with a V10 motor of 4.0 liters and 340 horsepower making it possible for drivers to reach 60 miles within 7 seconds.

Next in line we have the 1956 Jaguar D-Type Sports Racer sold for no more than $3.74 millions. This cutie, with an interesting and exciting design is powered by a 300 horsepower engine and can reach 60mph in less than 4.7 seconds. It’s top speed it’s around 162mph, but you must admit that it’s quite a catch.

The fifth place belongs to a 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta sold for only $4.62 millions. Although the looks might not be so impressive the hood hides a V12, 4.5 liter, 340 horsepower engine and an interior covered in brown leather. So this little baby knows the ways of inner beauty.

Next on our list, the fourth beauty is a 1937 BMW 328 MM with a price tag of $5.84 millions. This silver “bullet” resembles the design of a racing car being the most appreciated pre-war sports car. This car actually competed in the Le Mans race in 1937 and in 1938 Mille Miglia.

Third on our list, is the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta SEFAC Hot Rod with a 300 power-horse engine and a funky look. This charming car was sold for $6.11 millions at a classic car auction.

The runner up is the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza Brianza Spider which was sold for $6.71 millions.  This is another pre-war sports racing car that won in 1947 the Italian Sports Car Championship and also a prize for elegance in 2008. It appears that as elegant as it may be it also knows how to glide on the track.

The first place is taken by a 1959 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione sold for no more and no less than $7.26 millions. Like always Ferrari rules. Certifications were issued to confirm that this is a genuine car that even 40 years later preserves its original grille, the majority of its original alloy and many other details. Nonetheless its performance was enhanced by its current owner. The makeover included a complete engine and the rebuilding of the drive-train.

Now tell me who can not like these amazing classic cars? Who wouldn’t want to be a bidder in a classic car auction that displays these beauties. Well, at least there’s nothing stopping us from admiring the art of the past, the feeling of simpler days and the wonders of past technology.

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