Automotive

The top 100 most expensive cars of all time

The top 100 most expensive car...
We've assembled the list of the 100 most expensive cars ever sold at auction, all the images, all the links to the official catalogue descriptions, and analysis so that you can see the popular marques and models, which auctioneers get the job done, where they're sold ... a complete snapshot of the hyper-rare car marketplace in one article. 
We've assembled the list of the 100 most expensive cars ever sold at auction, all the images, all the links to the official catalogue descriptions, and analysis so that you can see the popular marques and models, which auctioneers get the job done, where they're sold ... a complete snapshot of the hyper-rare car marketplace in one article. 
View 637 Images
Baroness Gisela von Krieger's 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster was sold by Gooding & Co for US$11,770,000 at Pebble Beach in 2012
1/637
Baroness Gisela von Krieger's 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster was sold by Gooding & Co for US$11,770,000 at Pebble Beach in 2012
More Art Deco mechanical artistry from French coachbuilders Figoni et Falaschi, though this car has the rare distinction of being the first Teardrop Cabriolet and the only short-wheelbase example with original chassis, engine, and body. Sold by RM/Sothebys for US$7,150,000 in New York in November, 2013. Photo: Michael Furman
2/637
More Art Deco mechanical artistry from French coachbuilders Figoni et Falaschi, though this car has the rare distinction of being the first Teardrop Cabriolet and the only short-wheelbase example with original chassis, engine, and body. Sold by RM/Sothebys for US$7,150,000 in New York in November, 2013. Photo: Michael Furman
One of the most famous cars in the world, driven by the world's most best all-time racing driver to two world titles is a worthy vehicle to top this list. Sold by Bonhams for US$29,600,000 in July, 2013, the full story can be found here.
3/637
One of the most famous cars in the world, driven by the world's most best all-time racing driver to two world titles is a worthy vehicle to top this list. Sold by Bonhams for US$29,600,000 in July, 2013, the full story can be found here.
Juan Manuel Fangio is the world's best all-time racing driver, driving this car in two successful Formula One campaigns. Sold by Bonhams for US$29,600,000 in July, 2013, the full story can be found here.
4/637
Juan Manuel Fangio is the world's best all-time racing driver, driving this car in two successful Formula One campaigns. Sold by Bonhams for US$29,600,000 in July, 2013, the full story can be found here.
The Mercedes W196R came in two forms - streamliner (as used in the first race at the French Grand Prix) and open-wheel, as in the auction car. Image: Bonhams
5/637
The Mercedes W196R came in two forms - streamliner (as used in the first race at the French Grand Prix) and open-wheel, as in the auction car. Image: Bonhams
Juan Manuel Fangio is the world's best all-time racing driver, driving the auction car in two successful Formula One campaigns. Sold by Bonhams for US$29,600,000 in July, 2013, the full story can be found here.
6/637
Juan Manuel Fangio is the world's best all-time racing driver, driving the auction car in two successful Formula One campaigns. Sold by Bonhams for US$29,600,000 in July, 2013, the full story can be found here.
Juan Manuel Fangio is the world's best all-time racing driver, driving this car in two successful Formula One campaigns. Sold by Bonhams for US$29,600,000 in July, 2013, the full story can be found here.
7/637
Juan Manuel Fangio is the world's best all-time racing driver, driving this car in two successful Formula One campaigns. Sold by Bonhams for US$29,600,000 in July, 2013, the full story can be found here.
The W196R's all-new-for-1954 naturally-aspirated 2½-litre straight-eight 'laydown' engine successfully introduced fuel injection to Formula One and while not the first Grand Prix car to use desmodromic valve actuation (that honour goes to the 1914 Delage), it was the first to do so reliably. Image: Bonhams with the full story here.
8/637
The W196R's all-new-for-1954 naturally-aspirated 2½-litre straight-eight 'laydown' engine successfully introduced fuel injection to Formula One and while not the first Grand Prix car to use desmodromic valve actuation (that honour goes to the 1914 Delage), it was the first to do so reliably. Image: Bonhams with the full story here.
Sold by Bonhams for US$29,600,000 in July, 2013, the full story can be found here.
9/637
Sold by Bonhams for US$29,600,000 in July, 2013, the full story can be found here.
In addition to Fangio driving this car, it was also driven by such luminaries as Hans Herrrmann and Karl Kling. Image: Bonhams
10/637
In addition to Fangio driving this car, it was also driven by such luminaries as Hans Herrrmann and Karl Kling. Image: Bonhams
The only Silver Arrow not in a museum or in the official Mercedes-Benz collection Image: Bonhams
11/637
The only Silver Arrow not in a museum or in the official Mercedes-Benz collection Image: Bonhams
Eddie Smith Snr.'s 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 S NART Spider was one of just ten built. It was sold by RM Auctions for US$27,700,000 in August, 2013. Photo © Darin Schnabel/RM Auctions.
12/637
Eddie Smith Snr.'s 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 S NART Spider was one of just ten built. It was sold by RM Auctions for US$27,700,000 in August, 2013. Photo © Darin Schnabel/RM Auctions.
Eddie Smith Snr.'s 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 S NART Spider was one of just ten built. It was sold by RM Auctions for US$27,700,000 in August, 2013. Photo © Darin Schnabel/RM Auctions.
13/637
Eddie Smith Snr.'s 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 S NART Spider was one of just ten built. It was sold by RM Auctions for US$27,700,000 in August, 2013. Photo © Darin Schnabel/RM Auctions.
Paolo Marzotto, the driver of this 1954 Ferrari 375-Plus Spider Competizione who had passed the exquisitely talented González for the lead at Le Mans, described the car as "terrifyingly fast" as it had enough torque to out-accelerate anything out of a corner, and enough horsepower to breeze past the aerodynamically superior D-Type Jaguars on the straights. Full story here.
14/637
Paolo Marzotto, the driver of this 1954 Ferrari 375-Plus Spider Competizione who had passed the exquisitely talented González for the lead at Le Mans, described the car as "terrifyingly fast" as it had enough torque to out-accelerate anything out of a corner, and enough horsepower to breeze past the aerodynamically superior D-Type Jaguars on the straights. Full story here.
This US$18,400,177 Ferrari 375-Plus Spider ran second in the 1954 Mille Miglia in the hands of Umberto Maglioli, won an international race at Silverstone in May with JoséFroilán González behind the wheel, then Maglioli and Paolo Marzotto used this car in the Le Mans 24 Hour race, swapping the lead with a sister car driven by González and Maurice Trintignant until a gearbox failure finished its race. González and Trintignant won the race in an identical car and both cars shared the fastest lap. Full story here.
15/637
This US$18,400,177 Ferrari 375-Plus Spider ran second in the 1954 Mille Miglia in the hands of Umberto Maglioli, won an international race at Silverstone in May with JoséFroilán González behind the wheel, then Maglioli and Paolo Marzotto used this car in the Le Mans 24 Hour race, swapping the lead with a sister car driven by González and Maurice Trintignant until a gearbox failure finished its race. González and Trintignant won the race in an identical car and both cars shared the fastest lap. Full story here.
One of the features of the "works" 1954 Ferrari 375-Plus Spider was its 4.9 litre V12 motor, which was known by the French racing community as 'Le Monstre' and by the British as 'The Fearsome Four-Nine.' Full story here.
16/637
One of the features of the "works" 1954 Ferrari 375-Plus Spider was its 4.9 litre V12 motor, which was known by the French racing community as 'Le Monstre' and by the British as 'The Fearsome Four-Nine.' Full story here.
This US$18,400,177 Ferrari 375-Plus Spider ran second in the 1954 Mille Miglia in the hands of Umberto Maglioli, won an international race at Silverstone in May with JoséFroilán González behind the wheel, then Maglioli and Paolo Marzotto used this car in the Le Mans 24 Hour race, swapping the lead with a sister car driven by González and Maurice Trintignant until a gearbox failure finished its race. González and Trintignant won the race in an identical car and both cars shared the fastest lap. Full story here.
17/637
This US$18,400,177 Ferrari 375-Plus Spider ran second in the 1954 Mille Miglia in the hands of Umberto Maglioli, won an international race at Silverstone in May with JoséFroilán González behind the wheel, then Maglioli and Paolo Marzotto used this car in the Le Mans 24 Hour race, swapping the lead with a sister car driven by González and Maurice Trintignant until a gearbox failure finished its race. González and Trintignant won the race in an identical car and both cars shared the fastest lap. Full story here.
'The Fearsome Four-Nine' is perhaps best known as the winner of the final and fastest Carrera PanAmericana. To picture the event, think of famous road races such as the Mille Miglia or Targa Florio on both steroids and acid. The race was twice as long as the Mille Miglia, and on public roads with no separation from the public. Full story here.
18/637
'The Fearsome Four-Nine' is perhaps best known as the winner of the final and fastest Carrera PanAmericana. To picture the event, think of famous road races such as the Mille Miglia or Targa Florio on both steroids and acid. The race was twice as long as the Mille Miglia, and on public roads with no separation from the public. Full story here.
One of the features of the "works" 1954 Ferrari 375-Plus Spider was its 4.9 litre V12 motor, which was known by the French racing community as 'Le Monstre' and by the British as 'The Fearsome Four-Nine.' Full story here.
19/637
One of the features of the "works" 1954 Ferrari 375-Plus Spider was its 4.9 litre V12 motor, which was known by the French racing community as 'Le Monstre' and by the British as 'The Fearsome Four-Nine.' Full story here.
This 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is a former world record holder for the highest price achieved at auction. The full story of Ferrari 0666 TR details its provenance in great detail. Image: Gooding & Co
20/637
This 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is a former world record holder for the highest price achieved at auction. The full story of Ferrari 0666 TR details its provenance in great detail. Image: Gooding & Co
This 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is a former world record holder for the highest price achieved at auction. The full story of Ferrari 0666 TR details its provenance in great detail. Image: Gooding & Co
21/637
This 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is a former world record holder for the highest price achieved at auction. The full story of Ferrari 0666 TR details its provenance in great detail. Image: Gooding & Co
This 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is a former world record holder for the highest price achieved at auction. The full story of Ferrari 0666 TR details its provenance in great detail. Image: Gooding & Co
22/637
This 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is a former world record holder for the highest price achieved at auction. The full story of Ferrari 0666 TR details its provenance in great detail. Image: Gooding & Co
This 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is a former world record holder for the highest price achieved at auction. The full story of Ferrari 0666 TR details its provenance in great detail. Image: Gooding & Co
23/637
This 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is a former world record holder for the highest price achieved at auction. The full story of Ferrari 0666 TR details its provenance in great detail. Image: Gooding & Co
The 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa which captured the record debuted at the 1957 Nurburgring 1000kms but it is not the car's racing history which makes it the most valuable car ever to be publicly sold, but the fact this is the very first Testa Rossa - the original prototype and rolling testbed for the 250 TR (Testa Rossa) line, one of the most successful sports racing cars ever. That's the hammer falling in the pic, with various auction fees making up the difference between the US$14.9 million and the "record" US$16.4 million.
24/637
The 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa which captured the record debuted at the 1957 Nurburgring 1000kms but it is not the car's racing history which makes it the most valuable car ever to be publicly sold, but the fact this is the very first Testa Rossa - the original prototype and rolling testbed for the 250 TR (Testa Rossa) line, one of the most successful sports racing cars ever. That's the hammer falling in the pic, with various auction fees making up the difference between the US$14.9 million and the "record" US$16.4 million.
This 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is a former world record holder for the highest price achieved at auction. The full story of Ferrari 0666 TR details its provenance in great detail. Image: Gooding & Co
25/637
This 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is a former world record holder for the highest price achieved at auction. The full story of Ferrari 0666 TR details its provenance in great detail. Image: Gooding & Co
Described by RM Auctions in the auction catalogue as "one of the finest original examples of Ferrari’s first mid-engined car", the Ferrari 250 LM (for "Le Mans") was a derivative of the 250P (for prototype) and 275P mid-engined factory race cars which won the Le Mans 24 Hour race in 1963 and 1964 – a genuine racecar available to the public. Image: Michael Furman
26/637
Described by RM Auctions in the auction catalogue as "one of the finest original examples of Ferrari’s first mid-engined car", the Ferrari 250 LM (for "Le Mans") was a derivative of the 250P (for prototype) and 275P mid-engined factory race cars which won the Le Mans 24 Hour race in 1963 and 1964 – a genuine racecar available to the public. Image: Michael Furman
Described by RM Auctions in the auction catalogue as "one of the finest original examples of Ferrari’s first mid-engined car", the Ferrari 250 LM (for "Le Mans") was a derivative of the 250P (for prototype) and 275P mid-engined factory race cars which won the Le Mans 24 Hour race in 1963 and 1964 – a genuine racecar available to the public. Image: Michael Furman
27/637
Described by RM Auctions in the auction catalogue as "one of the finest original examples of Ferrari’s first mid-engined car", the Ferrari 250 LM (for "Le Mans") was a derivative of the 250P (for prototype) and 275P mid-engined factory race cars which won the Le Mans 24 Hour race in 1963 and 1964 – a genuine racecar available to the public. Image: Michael Furman
Described by RM Auctions in the auction catalogue as "one of the finest original examples of Ferrari’s first mid-engined car", the Ferrari 250 LM (for "Le Mans") was a derivative of the 250P (for prototype) and 275P mid-engined factory race cars which won the Le Mans 24 Hour race in 1963 and 1964 – a genuine racecar available to the public. Image: Michael Furman
28/637
Described by RM Auctions in the auction catalogue as "one of the finest original examples of Ferrari’s first mid-engined car", the Ferrari 250 LM (for "Le Mans") was a derivative of the 250P (for prototype) and 275P mid-engined factory race cars which won the Le Mans 24 Hour race in 1963 and 1964 – a genuine racecar available to the public. Image: Michael Furman
Described by RM Auctions in the auction catalogue as "one of the finest original examples of Ferrari’s first mid-engined car", the Ferrari 250 LM (for "Le Mans") was a derivative of the 250P (for prototype) and 275P mid-engined factory race cars which won the Le Mans 24 Hour race in 1963 and 1964 – a genuine racecar available to the public. Image: Michael Furman
29/637
Described by RM Auctions in the auction catalogue as "one of the finest original examples of Ferrari’s first mid-engined car", the Ferrari 250 LM (for "Le Mans") was a derivative of the 250P (for prototype) and 275P mid-engined factory race cars which won the Le Mans 24 Hour race in 1963 and 1964 – a genuine racecar available to the public. Image: Michael Furman
Described by RM Auctions in the auction catalogue as "one of the finest original examples of Ferrari’s first mid-engined car", the Ferrari 250 LM (for "Le Mans") was a derivative of the 250P (for prototype) and 275P mid-engined factory race cars which won the Le Mans 24 Hour race in 1963 and 1964 – a genuine racecar available to the public. Image: Michael Furman
30/637
Described by RM Auctions in the auction catalogue as "one of the finest original examples of Ferrari’s first mid-engined car", the Ferrari 250 LM (for "Le Mans") was a derivative of the 250P (for prototype) and 275P mid-engined factory race cars which won the Le Mans 24 Hour race in 1963 and 1964 – a genuine racecar available to the public. Image: Michael Furman
Described by RM Auctions in the auction catalogue as "one of the finest original examples of Ferrari’s first mid-engined car", the Ferrari 250 LM (for "Le Mans") was a derivative of the 250P (for prototype) and 275P mid-engined factory race cars which won the Le Mans 24 Hour race in 1963 and 1964 – a genuine racecar available to the public. Image: Bill Warner
31/637
Described by RM Auctions in the auction catalogue as "one of the finest original examples of Ferrari’s first mid-engined car", the Ferrari 250 LM (for "Le Mans") was a derivative of the 250P (for prototype) and 275P mid-engined factory race cars which won the Le Mans 24 Hour race in 1963 and 1964 – a genuine racecar available to the public. Image: Bill Warner
Described by RM Auctions in the auction catalogue as "one of the finest original examples of Ferrari’s first mid-engined car", the Ferrari 250 LM (for "Le Mans") was a derivative of the 250P (for prototype) and 275P mid-engined factory race cars which won the Le Mans 24 Hour race in 1963 and 1964 – a genuine racecar available to the public. Image: Bill Warner
32/637
Described by RM Auctions in the auction catalogue as "one of the finest original examples of Ferrari’s first mid-engined car", the Ferrari 250 LM (for "Le Mans") was a derivative of the 250P (for prototype) and 275P mid-engined factory race cars which won the Le Mans 24 Hour race in 1963 and 1964 – a genuine racecar available to the public. Image: Bill Warner
Described by RM Auctions in the auction catalogue as "one of the finest original examples of Ferrari’s first mid-engined car", the Ferrari 250 LM (for "Le Mans") was a derivative of the 250P (for prototype) and 275P mid-engined factory race cars which won the Le Mans 24 Hour race in 1963 and 1964 – a genuine racecar available to the public. Image: Bill Warner
33/637
Described by RM Auctions in the auction catalogue as "one of the finest original examples of Ferrari’s first mid-engined car", the Ferrari 250 LM (for "Le Mans") was a derivative of the 250P (for prototype) and 275P mid-engined factory race cars which won the Le Mans 24 Hour race in 1963 and 1964 – a genuine racecar available to the public. Image: Bill Warner
Described by RM Auctions in the auction catalogue as "one of the finest original examples of Ferrari’s first mid-engined car", the Ferrari 250 LM (for "Le Mans") was a derivative of the 250P (for prototype) and 275P mid-engined factory race cars which won the Le Mans 24 Hour race in 1963 and 1964 – a genuine racecar available to the public. Image: Bill Warner
34/637
Described by RM Auctions in the auction catalogue as "one of the finest original examples of Ferrari’s first mid-engined car", the Ferrari 250 LM (for "Le Mans") was a derivative of the 250P (for prototype) and 275P mid-engined factory race cars which won the Le Mans 24 Hour race in 1963 and 1964 – a genuine racecar available to the public. Image: Bill Warner
This is a car of legend. It is the CAR in which Umberto Maglioli famously averaged 222 km/h (138 mph) for the final 365 km (227 mile) stage of the infamous Carrera Panamericana to ensure Ferrari won the 1953 World Sports Car Championship - an all-time record for a public road stage that will undoubtedly stand forever, at least in the bizarre circumstance of having the public using the same roads while the race is in progress.
35/637
This is a car of legend. It is the CAR in which Umberto Maglioli famously averaged 222 km/h (138 mph) for the final 365 km (227 mile) stage of the infamous Carrera Panamericana to ensure Ferrari won the 1953 World Sports Car Championship - an all-time record for a public road stage that will undoubtedly stand forever, at least in the bizarre circumstance of having the public using the same roads while the race is in progress.
This 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta Competizione sold for US$12,812,800 in May, 2013. Image : Tim Scott and and RM Auctions
36/637
This 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta Competizione sold for US$12,812,800 in May, 2013. Image : Tim Scott and and RM Auctions
The 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta 'Competizione' used a 340 bhp, 4,494 cc overhead camshaft V-12 engine with triple Weber 40 IF/4C carburettors, running through a four-speed manual gearbox. Image : Tim Scott and and RM Auctions
37/637
The 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta 'Competizione' used a 340 bhp, 4,494 cc overhead camshaft V-12 engine with triple Weber 40 IF/4C carburettors, running through a four-speed manual gearbox. Image : Tim Scott and and RM Auctions
This 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta Competizione sold for US$12,812,800 in May, 2013. Image : Hardy Mutschler and and RM Auctions
38/637
This 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta Competizione sold for US$12,812,800 in May, 2013. Image : Hardy Mutschler and and RM Auctions
This 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta Competizione sold for US$12,812,800 in May, 2013. Image : Hardy Mutschler and and RM Auctions
39/637
This 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta Competizione sold for US$12,812,800 in May, 2013. Image : Hardy Mutschler and and RM Auctions
This 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is another former world record holder for the most expensive car ever sold at auction, as we predicted and reported back in 2009. This was the fourth Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa built and the second customer car. Auctioned by RM Auctions for EUR 9,020,000 (US$12,402,500) at the "LEGGENDA E PASSIONE" sale at Maranello in May, 2009. Image: Darin Schnabel
40/637
This 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is another former world record holder for the most expensive car ever sold at auction, as we predicted and reported back in 2009. This was the fourth Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa built and the second customer car. Auctioned by RM Auctions for EUR 9,020,000 (US$12,402,500) at the "LEGGENDA E PASSIONE" sale at Maranello in May, 2009. Image: Darin Schnabel
This 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is another former world record holder for the most expensive car ever sold at auction, as we predicted and reported back in 2009. This was the fourth Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa built and the second customer car. Auctioned by RM Auctions for EUR 9,020,000 (US$12,402,500) at the "LEGGENDA E PASSIONE" sale at Maranello in May, 2009. Image: Darin Schnabel
41/637
This 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is another former world record holder for the most expensive car ever sold at auction, as we predicted and reported back in 2009. This was the fourth Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa built and the second customer car. Auctioned by RM Auctions for EUR 9,020,000 (US$12,402,500) at the "LEGGENDA E PASSIONE" sale at Maranello in May, 2009. Image: Darin Schnabel
This 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is another former world record holder for the most expensive car ever sold at auction, as we predicted and reported back in 2009. This was the fourth Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa built and the second customer car. Auctioned by RM Auctions for EUR 9,020,000 (US$12,402,500) at the "LEGGENDA E PASSIONE" sale at Maranello in May, 2009. Image: Darin Schnabel
42/637
This 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is another former world record holder for the most expensive car ever sold at auction, as we predicted and reported back in 2009. This was the fourth Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa built and the second customer car. Auctioned by RM Auctions for EUR 9,020,000 (US$12,402,500) at the "LEGGENDA E PASSIONE" sale at Maranello in May, 2009. Image: Darin Schnabel
This 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is another former world record holder for the most expensive car ever sold at auction, as we predicted and reported back in 2009. This was the fourth Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa built and the second customer car. Auctioned by RM Auctions for EUR 9,020,000 (US$12,402,500) at the "LEGGENDA E PASSIONE" sale at Maranello in May, 2009. Image: Darin Schnabel
43/637
This 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is another former world record holder for the most expensive car ever sold at auction, as we predicted and reported back in 2009. This was the fourth Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa built and the second customer car. Auctioned by RM Auctions for EUR 9,020,000 (US$12,402,500) at the "LEGGENDA E PASSIONE" sale at Maranello in May, 2009. Image: Darin Schnabel
This 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is another former world record holder for the most expensive car ever sold at auction, as we predicted and reported back in 2009. This was the fourth Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa built and the second customer car. Auctioned by RM Auctions for EUR 9,020,000 (US$12,402,500) at the "LEGGENDA E PASSIONE" sale at Maranello in May, 2009. Image: Darin Schnabel
44/637
This 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is another former world record holder for the most expensive car ever sold at auction, as we predicted and reported back in 2009. This was the fourth Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa built and the second customer car. Auctioned by RM Auctions for EUR 9,020,000 (US$12,402,500) at the "LEGGENDA E PASSIONE" sale at Maranello in May, 2009. Image: Darin Schnabel
This 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is another former world record holder for the most expensive car ever sold at auction, as we predicted and reported back in 2009. This was the fourth Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa built and the second customer car. Auctioned by RM Auctions for EUR 9,020,000 (US$12,402,500) at the "LEGGENDA E PASSIONE" sale at Maranello in May, 2009. Image: Darin Schnabel
45/637
This 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is another former world record holder for the most expensive car ever sold at auction, as we predicted and reported back in 2009. This was the fourth Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa built and the second customer car. Auctioned by RM Auctions for EUR 9,020,000 (US$12,402,500) at the "LEGGENDA E PASSIONE" sale at Maranello in May, 2009. Image: Darin Schnabel
Like most cars near the top of this list, this ultra-rare Hermann Ahrens-designed 540 K Special Roadster has a tale to tell. It was purchased new in 1936 by an aristocratic Prussian family, becoming the personal car of Baroness Gisela von Krieger. Among the very elite of international society, the beautiful Baroness was named one of the ten most fashionable women in the world and kept the car until her passing in 1989. Sold by Gooding & Co for US$11,770,000 at Pebble Beach in 2012
46/637
Like most cars near the top of this list, this ultra-rare Hermann Ahrens-designed 540 K Special Roadster has a tale to tell. It was purchased new in 1936 by an aristocratic Prussian family, becoming the personal car of Baroness Gisela von Krieger. Among the very elite of international society, the beautiful Baroness was named one of the ten most fashionable women in the world and kept the car until her passing in 1989. Sold by Gooding & Co for US$11,770,000 at Pebble Beach in 2012
Like most cars near the top of this list, this ultra-rare Hermann Ahrens-designed 540 K Special Roadster has a tale to tell. It was purchased new in 1936 by an aristocratic Prussian family, becoming the personal car of Baroness Gisela von Krieger. Among the very elite of international society, the beautiful Baroness was named one of the ten most fashionable women in the world, mixed with European society's elite, led a very colourful lifestyle and kept the car until her passing in 1989.
47/637
Like most cars near the top of this list, this ultra-rare Hermann Ahrens-designed 540 K Special Roadster has a tale to tell. It was purchased new in 1936 by an aristocratic Prussian family, becoming the personal car of Baroness Gisela von Krieger. Among the very elite of international society, the beautiful Baroness was named one of the ten most fashionable women in the world, mixed with European society's elite, led a very colourful lifestyle and kept the car until her passing in 1989.
Baroness Gisela von Krieger's 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster was sold by Gooding & Co for US$11,770,000 at Pebble Beach in 2012
48/637
Baroness Gisela von Krieger's 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster was sold by Gooding & Co for US$11,770,000 at Pebble Beach in 2012
Baroness Gisela von Krieger's 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster was sold by Gooding & Co for US$11,770,000 at Pebble Beach in 2012
49/637
Baroness Gisela von Krieger's 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster was sold by Gooding & Co for US$11,770,000 at Pebble Beach in 2012
Ferrari’s California Spider is widely recognized as one of the greatest sports cars of all time and thus an important inclusion in any premier post-war collection. This 1960 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Alloy California Spider is one of only nine alloy-bodied LWB California Spiders and was sold by Gooding & Co for US$11,275,000 at Pebble Beach in 2012.
50/637
Ferrari’s California Spider is widely recognized as one of the greatest sports cars of all time and thus an important inclusion in any premier post-war collection. This 1960 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Alloy California Spider is one of only nine alloy-bodied LWB California Spiders and was sold by Gooding & Co for US$11,275,000 at Pebble Beach in 2012.
Ferrari’s California Spider is widely recognized as one of the greatest sports cars of all time and thus an important inclusion in any premier post-war collection. This 1960 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Alloy California Spider is one of only nine alloy-bodied LWB California Spiders and was sold by Gooding & Co for US$11,275,000 at Pebble Beach in 2012.
51/637
Ferrari’s California Spider is widely recognized as one of the greatest sports cars of all time and thus an important inclusion in any premier post-war collection. This 1960 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Alloy California Spider is one of only nine alloy-bodied LWB California Spiders and was sold by Gooding & Co for US$11,275,000 at Pebble Beach in 2012.
The camera car for the 1971 blockbuster Steve McQueen film Le Mans, the full history of this car is available on the official RM auction page and its drivers during its racing period include Jacky Ickx, Dr. Dick Thompson, David Hobbs, Brian Redman, Mike Hailwood, and Paul Hawkins. Image: Pawel Litwinski
52/637
The camera car for the 1971 blockbuster Steve McQueen film Le Mans, the full history of this car is available on the official RM auction page and its drivers during its racing period include Jacky Ickx, Dr. Dick Thompson, David Hobbs, Brian Redman, Mike Hailwood, and Paul Hawkins. Image: Pawel Litwinski
This GT40's claim to fame goes well beyond its rarity and racing record, as it was modified to become the high-speed camera car used to capture the 200 mph action in the 1971 Steve McQueen feature film, Le Mans and having fetched RM Auctions" target="_blank">US$11,000,000 at auction, it heads the top 10 list of the most expensive movie cars of all time. Image: Pawel Litwinski
53/637
This GT40's claim to fame goes well beyond its rarity and racing record, as it was modified to become the high-speed camera car used to capture the 200 mph action in the 1971 Steve McQueen feature film, Le Mans and having fetched RM Auctions" target="_blank">US$11,000,000 at auction, it heads the top 10 list of the most expensive movie cars of all time. Image: Pawel Litwinski
This GT40's claim to fame goes well beyond its rarity and racing record, as it was modified to become the high-speed camera car used to capture the 200 mph action in the 1971 Steve McQueen feature film, Le Mans and having fetched RM Auctions" target="_blank">US$11,000,000 at auction, it heads the top 10 list of the most expensive movie cars of all time. Image: Pawel Litwinski
54/637
This GT40's claim to fame goes well beyond its rarity and racing record, as it was modified to become the high-speed camera car used to capture the 200 mph action in the 1971 Steve McQueen feature film, Le Mans and having fetched RM Auctions" target="_blank">US$11,000,000 at auction, it heads the top 10 list of the most expensive movie cars of all time. Image: Pawel Litwinski
The camera car for the 1971 blockbuster Steve McQueen film Le Mans, the full history of this GT40 is available on the official RM auction page and its drivers during its racing period include Jacky Ickx, Dr. Dick Thompson, David Hobbs, Brian Redman, Mike Hailwood, and Paul Hawkins. Image: Pawel Litwinski
55/637
The camera car for the 1971 blockbuster Steve McQueen film Le Mans, the full history of this GT40 is available on the official RM auction page and its drivers during its racing period include Jacky Ickx, Dr. Dick Thompson, David Hobbs, Brian Redman, Mike Hailwood, and Paul Hawkins. Image: Pawel Litwinski
This GT40's claim to fame goes well beyond its rarity and racing record, as it was modified to become the high-speed camera car used to capture the 200 mph action in the 1971 Steve McQueen feature film, Le Mans and having fetched RM Auctions" target="_blank">US$11,000,000 at auction, it heads the top 10 list of the most expensive movie cars of all time. Image: Pawel Litwinski
56/637
This GT40's claim to fame goes well beyond its rarity and racing record, as it was modified to become the high-speed camera car used to capture the 200 mph action in the 1971 Steve McQueen feature film, Le Mans and having fetched RM Auctions" target="_blank">US$11,000,000 at auction, it heads the top 10 list of the most expensive movie cars of all time. Image: Pawel Litwinski
The camera car for the 1971 blockbuster Steve McQueen film Le Mans, the full history of this GT40 is available on the official RM auction page and its drivers during its racing period include Jacky Ickx, Dr. Dick Thompson, David Hobbs, Brian Redman, Mike Hailwood, and Paul Hawkins. Image: Pawel Litwinski
57/637
The camera car for the 1971 blockbuster Steve McQueen film Le Mans, the full history of this GT40 is available on the official RM auction page and its drivers during its racing period include Jacky Ickx, Dr. Dick Thompson, David Hobbs, Brian Redman, Mike Hailwood, and Paul Hawkins. Image: Pawel Litwinski
This 1968 Ford GT40's claim to fame goes well beyond its rarity and racing record, as it was modified to become the high-speed camera car used to capture the 200 mph action in the 1971 Steve McQueen feature film, Le Mans and having fetched RM Auctions" target="_blank">US$11,000,000 at auction, it heads the top 10 list of the most expensive movie cars of all time.
58/637
This 1968 Ford GT40's claim to fame goes well beyond its rarity and racing record, as it was modified to become the high-speed camera car used to capture the 200 mph action in the 1971 Steve McQueen feature film, Le Mans and having fetched RM Auctions" target="_blank">US$11,000,000 at auction, it heads the top 10 list of the most expensive movie cars of all time.
This GT40's claim to fame goes well beyond its rarity and racing record, as it was modified to become the high-speed camera car used to capture the 200 mph action in the 1971 Steve McQueen feature film, Le Mans and having fetched RM Auctions" target="_blank">US$11,000,000 at auction, it heads the top 10 list of the most expensive movie cars of all time. Image: Pawel Litwinski
59/637
This GT40's claim to fame goes well beyond its rarity and racing record, as it was modified to become the high-speed camera car used to capture the 200 mph action in the 1971 Steve McQueen feature film, Le Mans and having fetched RM Auctions" target="_blank">US$11,000,000 at auction, it heads the top 10 list of the most expensive movie cars of all time. Image: Pawel Litwinski
You'll find this 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spider listed in many reputable internet sites as the Ferrari driven in the movie "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off" - it's not the car used in that movie, though this particular Spider was owned and loved for more than 20 years by one of the screen's greatest male leads, James Coburn. At an RM Auction in 2008, British TV and radio personality Chris Evans purchased the car for US$10,894 million, which at the time was a world record.
60/637
You'll find this 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spider listed in many reputable internet sites as the Ferrari driven in the movie "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off" - it's not the car used in that movie, though this particular Spider was owned and loved for more than 20 years by one of the screen's greatest male leads, James Coburn. At an RM Auction in 2008, British TV and radio personality Chris Evans purchased the car for US$10,894 million, which at the time was a world record.
You'll find this 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spider listed in many reputable internet sites as the Ferrari driven in the movie "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off" - it's not the car used in that movie, though this particular Spider was owned and loved for more than 20 years by one of the screen's greatest male leads, James Coburn. At an RM Auction in 2008, British TV and radio personality Chris Evans purchased the car for US$10,894 million, which at the time was a world record.
61/637
You'll find this 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spider listed in many reputable internet sites as the Ferrari driven in the movie "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off" - it's not the car used in that movie, though this particular Spider was owned and loved for more than 20 years by one of the screen's greatest male leads, James Coburn. At an RM Auction in 2008, British TV and radio personality Chris Evans purchased the car for US$10,894 million, which at the time was a world record.
You'll find this 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spider listed in many reputable internet sites as the Ferrari driven in the movie "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off" - it's not the car used in that movie, though this particular Spider was owned and loved for more than 20 years by one of the screen's greatest male leads, James Coburn. At an RM Auction in 2008, British TV and radio personality Chris Evans purchased the car for US$10,894 million, which at the time was a world record.
62/637
You'll find this 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spider listed in many reputable internet sites as the Ferrari driven in the movie "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off" - it's not the car used in that movie, though this particular Spider was owned and loved for more than 20 years by one of the screen's greatest male leads, James Coburn. At an RM Auction in 2008, British TV and radio personality Chris Evans purchased the car for US$10,894 million, which at the time was a world record.
You'll find this 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spider listed in many reputable internet sites as the Ferrari driven in the movie "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off" - it's not the car used in that movie, though this particular Spider was owned and loved for more than 20 years by one of the screen's greatest male leads, James Coburn. At an RM Auction in 2008, British TV and radio personality Chris Evans purchased the car for US$10,894 million, which at the time was a world record.
63/637
You'll find this 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spider listed in many reputable internet sites as the Ferrari driven in the movie "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off" - it's not the car used in that movie, though this particular Spider was owned and loved for more than 20 years by one of the screen's greatest male leads, James Coburn. At an RM Auction in 2008, British TV and radio personality Chris Evans purchased the car for US$10,894 million, which at the time was a world record.
You'll find this 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spider listed in many reputable internet sites as the Ferrari driven in the movie "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off" - it's not the car used in that movie, though this particular Spider was owned and loved for more than 20 years by one of the screen's greatest male leads, James Coburn. At an RM Auction in 2008, British TV and radio personality Chris Evans purchased the car for US$10,894 million, which at the time was a world record.
64/637
You'll find this 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spider listed in many reputable internet sites as the Ferrari driven in the movie "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off" - it's not the car used in that movie, though this particular Spider was owned and loved for more than 20 years by one of the screen's greatest male leads, James Coburn. At an RM Auction in 2008, British TV and radio personality Chris Evans purchased the car for US$10,894 million, which at the time was a world record.
You'll find this 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spider listed in many reputable internet sites as the Ferrari driven in the movie "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off" - it's not the car used in that movie, though this particular Spider was owned and loved for more than 20 years by one of the screen's greatest male leads, James Coburn. At an RM Auction in 2008, British TV and radio personality Chris Evans purchased the car for US$10,894 million, which at the time was a world record.
65/637
You'll find this 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spider listed in many reputable internet sites as the Ferrari driven in the movie "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off" - it's not the car used in that movie, though this particular Spider was owned and loved for more than 20 years by one of the screen's greatest male leads, James Coburn. At an RM Auction in 2008, British TV and radio personality Chris Evans purchased the car for US$10,894 million, which at the time was a world record.
This bespoke Duesenberg Long Wheelbase Model J, the Whittell Coupe was originally designed by Murphy Coach Builders under the direction of one of America’s outlandish Roaring Twenties bad boys, Captain George Whittell Jr. Beautifully-restored and boasting just 12,000 original miles, it was originally purchased in 1931 for US$17,000. It was sold by Gooding & Co for US$10,340,000 at Pebble Beach, in 2011.
66/637
This bespoke Duesenberg Long Wheelbase Model J, the Whittell Coupe was originally designed by Murphy Coach Builders under the direction of one of America’s outlandish Roaring Twenties bad boys, Captain George Whittell Jr. Beautifully-restored and boasting just 12,000 original miles, it was originally purchased in 1931 for US$17,000. It was sold by Gooding & Co for US$10,340,000 at Pebble Beach, in 2011.
This bespoke Duesenberg Long Wheelbase Model J, the Whittell Coupe was originally designed by Murphy Coach Builders under the direction of one of America’s outlandish Roaring Twenties bad boys, Captain George Whittell Jr. Beautifully-restored and boasting just 12,000 original miles, it was originally purchased in 1931 for US$17,000. It was sold by Gooding & Co for US$10,340,000 at Pebble Beach, in 2011.
67/637
This bespoke Duesenberg Long Wheelbase Model J, the Whittell Coupe was originally designed by Murphy Coach Builders under the direction of one of America’s outlandish Roaring Twenties bad boys, Captain George Whittell Jr. Beautifully-restored and boasting just 12,000 original miles, it was originally purchased in 1931 for US$17,000. It was sold by Gooding & Co for US$10,340,000 at Pebble Beach, in 2011.
The Mercedes-Benz 540 K was one of the most prestigious and – in the eyes of many – the most beautiful automobile of the interwar years. Its combination of power, light weight and sheer beauty made it the master of the road. It's breathtaking expense made it equally rare - just 419 were built. This 1937 540K Spezial Roadster was sold for US$9,680,000 in Monterey in 2011 by RM Auctions. Image: Shooterz.biz
68/637
The Mercedes-Benz 540 K was one of the most prestigious and – in the eyes of many – the most beautiful automobile of the interwar years. Its combination of power, light weight and sheer beauty made it the master of the road. It's breathtaking expense made it equally rare - just 419 were built. This 1937 540K Spezial Roadster was sold for US$9,680,000 in Monterey in 2011 by RM Auctions. Image: Shooterz.biz
The Mercedes-Benz 540 K was one of the most prestigious and – in the eyes of many – the most beautiful automobile of the interwar years. Its combination of power, light weight and sheer beauty made it the master of the road. It's breathtaking expense made it equally rare - just 419 were built. This 1937 540K Spezial Roadster was sold for US$9,680,000 in Monterey in 2011 by RM Auctions. Image: Shooterz.biz
69/637
The Mercedes-Benz 540 K was one of the most prestigious and – in the eyes of many – the most beautiful automobile of the interwar years. Its combination of power, light weight and sheer beauty made it the master of the road. It's breathtaking expense made it equally rare - just 419 were built. This 1937 540K Spezial Roadster was sold for US$9,680,000 in Monterey in 2011 by RM Auctions. Image: Shooterz.biz
The Mercedes-Benz 540 K was one of the most prestigious and – in the eyes of many – the most beautiful automobile of the interwar years. Its combination of power, light weight and sheer beauty made it the master of the road. It's breathtaking expense made it equally rare - just 419 were built. This 1937 540K Spezial Roadster was sold for US$9,680,000 in Monterey in 2011 by RM Auctions. Image: Shooterz.biz
70/637
The Mercedes-Benz 540 K was one of the most prestigious and – in the eyes of many – the most beautiful automobile of the interwar years. Its combination of power, light weight and sheer beauty made it the master of the road. It's breathtaking expense made it equally rare - just 419 were built. This 1937 540K Spezial Roadster was sold for US$9,680,000 in Monterey in 2011 by RM Auctions. Image: Shooterz.biz
The Mercedes-Benz 540 K was one of the most prestigious and – in the eyes of many – the most beautiful automobile of the interwar years. Its combination of power, light weight and sheer beauty made it the master of the road. It's breathtaking expense made it equally rare - just 419 were built. This 1937 540K Spezial Roadster was sold for US$9,680,000 in Monterey in 2011 by RM Auctions. Image: Shooterz.biz
71/637
The Mercedes-Benz 540 K was one of the most prestigious and – in the eyes of many – the most beautiful automobile of the interwar years. Its combination of power, light weight and sheer beauty made it the master of the road. It's breathtaking expense made it equally rare - just 419 were built. This 1937 540K Spezial Roadster was sold for US$9,680,000 in Monterey in 2011 by RM Auctions. Image: Shooterz.biz
The Mercedes-Benz 540 K was one of the most prestigious and – in the eyes of many – the most beautiful automobile of the interwar years. Its combination of power, light weight and sheer beauty made it the master of the road. It's breathtaking expense made it equally rare - just 419 were built. This 1937 540K Spezial Roadster was sold for US$9,680,000 in Monterey in 2011 by RM Auctions. Image: Shooterz.biz
72/637
The Mercedes-Benz 540 K was one of the most prestigious and – in the eyes of many – the most beautiful automobile of the interwar years. Its combination of power, light weight and sheer beauty made it the master of the road. It's breathtaking expense made it equally rare - just 419 were built. This 1937 540K Spezial Roadster was sold for US$9,680,000 in Monterey in 2011 by RM Auctions. Image: Shooterz.biz
The Mercedes-Benz 540 K was one of the most prestigious and – in the eyes of many – the most beautiful automobile of the interwar years. Its combination of power, light weight and sheer beauty made it the master of the road. It's breathtaking expense made it equally rare - just 419 were built. This 1937 540K Spezial Roadster was sold for US$9,680,000 in Monterey in 2011 by RM Auctions. Image: Shooterz.biz
73/637
The Mercedes-Benz 540 K was one of the most prestigious and – in the eyes of many – the most beautiful automobile of the interwar years. Its combination of power, light weight and sheer beauty made it the master of the road. It's breathtaking expense made it equally rare - just 419 were built. This 1937 540K Spezial Roadster was sold for US$9,680,000 in Monterey in 2011 by RM Auctions. Image: Shooterz.biz
The Mercedes-Benz 540 K was one of the most prestigious and – in the eyes of many – the most beautiful automobile of the interwar years. Its combination of power, light weight and sheer beauty made it the master of the road. It's breathtaking expense made it equally rare - just 419 were built. This 1937 540K Spezial Roadster was sold for US$9,680,000 in Monterey in 2011 by RM Auctions. Image: Shooterz.biz
74/637
The Mercedes-Benz 540 K was one of the most prestigious and – in the eyes of many – the most beautiful automobile of the interwar years. Its combination of power, light weight and sheer beauty made it the master of the road. It's breathtaking expense made it equally rare - just 419 were built. This 1937 540K Spezial Roadster was sold for US$9,680,000 in Monterey in 2011 by RM Auctions. Image: Shooterz.biz
The Mercedes-Benz 540 K was one of the most prestigious and – in the eyes of many – the most beautiful automobile of the interwar years. Its combination of power, light weight and sheer beauty made it the master of the road. It's breathtaking expense made it equally rare - just 419 were built. This 1937 540K Spezial Roadster was sold for US$9,680,000 in Monterey in 2011 by RM Auctions. Image: Shooterz.biz
75/637
The Mercedes-Benz 540 K was one of the most prestigious and – in the eyes of many – the most beautiful automobile of the interwar years. Its combination of power, light weight and sheer beauty made it the master of the road. It's breathtaking expense made it equally rare - just 419 were built. This 1937 540K Spezial Roadster was sold for US$9,680,000 in Monterey in 2011 by RM Auctions. Image: Shooterz.biz
One of only nine examples built and eight remaining, this 1957 Ferrari 250 GT has seen action in some of the great races, including ninth outright and fourth in class in the 1957 Mille Miglia, fourth outright in the 1957 Coppa Inter-Europa and a participant in the inaugural Colorado Grand, making it eligible for participation in the Mille Miglia and similar prestigious events of today. An exacting restoration by Dennison International, 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Award Winner and full documentation by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini. Auctioned by Gooding & Co for US$9,460,000 in January, 2014.
76/637
One of only nine examples built and eight remaining, this 1957 Ferrari 250 GT has seen action in some of the great races, including ninth outright and fourth in class in the 1957 Mille Miglia, fourth outright in the 1957 Coppa Inter-Europa and a participant in the inaugural Colorado Grand, making it eligible for participation in the Mille Miglia and similar prestigious events of today. An exacting restoration by Dennison International, 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Award Winner and full documentation by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini. Auctioned by Gooding & Co for US$9,460,000 in January, 2014.
One of only nine examples built and eight remaining, this 1957 Ferrari 250 GT has seen action in some of the great races, including ninth outright and fourth in class in the 1957 Mille Miglia, fourth outright in the 1957 Coppa Inter-Europa and a participant in the inaugural Colorado Grand, making it eligible for participation in the Mille Miglia and similar prestigious events of today. An exacting restoration by Dennison International, 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Award Winner and full documentation by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini. Auctioned by Gooding & Co for US$9,460,000 in January, 2014.
77/637
One of only nine examples built and eight remaining, this 1957 Ferrari 250 GT has seen action in some of the great races, including ninth outright and fourth in class in the 1957 Mille Miglia, fourth outright in the 1957 Coppa Inter-Europa and a participant in the inaugural Colorado Grand, making it eligible for participation in the Mille Miglia and similar prestigious events of today. An exacting restoration by Dennison International, 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Award Winner and full documentation by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini. Auctioned by Gooding & Co for US$9,460,000 in January, 2014.
One of only nine examples built and eight remaining, this 1957 Ferrari 250 GT has seen action in some of the great races, including ninth outright and fourth in class in the 1957 Mille Miglia, fourth outright in the 1957 Coppa Inter-Europa and a participant in the inaugural Colorado Grand, making it eligible for participation in the Mille Miglia and similar prestigious events of today. An exacting restoration by Dennison International, 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Award Winner and full documentation by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini. Auctioned by Gooding & Co for US$9,460,000 in January, 2014.
78/637
One of only nine examples built and eight remaining, this 1957 Ferrari 250 GT has seen action in some of the great races, including ninth outright and fourth in class in the 1957 Mille Miglia, fourth outright in the 1957 Coppa Inter-Europa and a participant in the inaugural Colorado Grand, making it eligible for participation in the Mille Miglia and similar prestigious events of today. An exacting restoration by Dennison International, 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Award Winner and full documentation by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini. Auctioned by Gooding & Co for US$9,460,000 in January, 2014.
This 1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Spider is the very last Testa Rossa, the last front-engined sports racing car built by Ferrari and the only 4-litre Testa Rossa built. It was also driven by Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien to outright victory in the 1962 Le Mans 24 Hour Race. The US$9,281,250 price it achieved more than seven years ago, would be much greater if it were to cross the auction block again. Auctioned by RM/Sothebys
79/637
This 1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Spider is the very last Testa Rossa, the last front-engined sports racing car built by Ferrari and the only 4-litre Testa Rossa built. It was also driven by Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien to outright victory in the 1962 Le Mans 24 Hour Race. The US$9,281,250 price it achieved more than seven years ago, would be much greater if it were to cross the auction block again. Auctioned by RM/Sothebys
This 1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Spider is the very last Testa Rossa, the last front-engined sports racing car built by Ferrari and the only 4-litre Testa Rossa built. It was also driven by Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien to outright victory in the 1962 Le Mans 24 Hour Race. The US$9,281,250 price it achieved more than seven years ago, would be much greater if it were to cross the auction block again. Auctioned by RM/Sothebys
80/637
This 1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Spider is the very last Testa Rossa, the last front-engined sports racing car built by Ferrari and the only 4-litre Testa Rossa built. It was also driven by Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien to outright victory in the 1962 Le Mans 24 Hour Race. The US$9,281,250 price it achieved more than seven years ago, would be much greater if it were to cross the auction block again. Auctioned by RM/Sothebys
This 1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Spider is the very last Testa Rossa, the last front-engined sports racing car built by Ferrari and the only 4-litre Testa Rossa built. It was also driven by Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien to outright victory in the 1962 Le Mans 24 Hour Race. The US$9,281,250 price it achieved more than seven years ago, would be much greater if it were to cross the auction block again. Auctioned by RM/Sothebys.
81/637
This 1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Spider is the very last Testa Rossa, the last front-engined sports racing car built by Ferrari and the only 4-litre Testa Rossa built. It was also driven by Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien to outright victory in the 1962 Le Mans 24 Hour Race. The US$9,281,250 price it achieved more than seven years ago, would be much greater if it were to cross the auction block again. Auctioned by RM/Sothebys.
This 1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Spider is the very last Testa Rossa, the last front-engined sports racing car built by Ferrari and the only 4-litre Testa Rossa built. It was also driven by Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien to outright victory in the 1962 Le Mans 24 Hour Race. The US$9,281,250 price it achieved more than seven years ago, would be much greater if it were to cross the auction block again. Auctioned by RM/Sothebys.
82/637
This 1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Spider is the very last Testa Rossa, the last front-engined sports racing car built by Ferrari and the only 4-litre Testa Rossa built. It was also driven by Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien to outright victory in the 1962 Le Mans 24 Hour Race. The US$9,281,250 price it achieved more than seven years ago, would be much greater if it were to cross the auction block again. Auctioned by RM/Sothebys.
This 1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Spider is the very last Testa Rossa, the last front-engined sports racing car built by Ferrari and the only 4-litre Testa Rossa built. It was also driven by Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien to outright victory in the 1962 Le Mans 24 Hour Race. The US$9,281,250 price it achieved more than seven years ago, would be much greater if it were to cross the auction block again. Auctioned by RM/Sothebys
83/637
This 1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Spider is the very last Testa Rossa, the last front-engined sports racing car built by Ferrari and the only 4-litre Testa Rossa built. It was also driven by Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien to outright victory in the 1962 Le Mans 24 Hour Race. The US$9,281,250 price it achieved more than seven years ago, would be much greater if it were to cross the auction block again. Auctioned by RM/Sothebys
This car was commissioned, owned, and raced new by legendary driver, James “Gentleman Jim” Kimberly. It then proceeded to win all but one of the races in the 1954 SCCA National Championship. Auctioned at Monterey in 2013 for US$9,075,000 by RM Auctions. Photo: Darin Schnabel
84/637
This car was commissioned, owned, and raced new by legendary driver, James “Gentleman Jim” Kimberly. It then proceeded to win all but one of the races in the 1954 SCCA National Championship. Auctioned at Monterey in 2013 for US$9,075,000 by RM Auctions. Photo: Darin Schnabel
This car was commissioned, owned, and raced new by legendary driver, James “Gentleman Jim” Kimberly. It then proceeded to win all but one of the races in the 1954 SCCA National Championship. Auctioned at Monterey in 2013 for US$9,075,000 by RM Auctions. Photo: Darin Schnabel
85/637
This car was commissioned, owned, and raced new by legendary driver, James “Gentleman Jim” Kimberly. It then proceeded to win all but one of the races in the 1954 SCCA National Championship. Auctioned at Monterey in 2013 for US$9,075,000 by RM Auctions. Photo: Darin Schnabel
This car was commissioned, owned, and raced new by legendary driver, James “Gentleman Jim” Kimberly. It then proceeded to win all but one of the races in the 1954 SCCA National Championship. Auctioned at Monterey in 2013 for US$9,075,000 by RM Auctions. Photo: Darin Schnabel
86/637
This car was commissioned, owned, and raced new by legendary driver, James “Gentleman Jim” Kimberly. It then proceeded to win all but one of the races in the 1954 SCCA National Championship. Auctioned at Monterey in 2013 for US$9,075,000 by RM Auctions. Photo: Darin Schnabel
This car was commissioned, owned, and raced new by legendary driver, James “Gentleman Jim” Kimberly. It then proceeded to win all but one of the races in the 1954 SCCA National Championship. Auctioned at Monterey in 2013 for US$9,075,000 by RM Auctions. Photo: Darin Schnabel
87/637
This car was commissioned, owned, and raced new by legendary driver, James “Gentleman Jim” Kimberly. It then proceeded to win all but one of the races in the 1954 SCCA National Championship. Auctioned at Monterey in 2013 for US$9,075,000 by RM Auctions. Photo: Darin Schnabel
This 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider sold for US$8,800,000 in January, 2014. It is the eleventh of just 50 LWB California Spiders built and a spectacular example, with a notable absence of apparent or known damage in its well-documented past. Photo: Patrick Ernzen and RM Auctions
88/637
This 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider sold for US$8,800,000 in January, 2014. It is the eleventh of just 50 LWB California Spiders built and a spectacular example, with a notable absence of apparent or known damage in its well-documented past. Photo: Patrick Ernzen and RM Auctions
This 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider sold for US$8,800,000 in January, 2014. It is the eleventh of just 50 LWB California Spiders built and a spectacular example, with a notable absence of apparent or known damage in its well-documented past. Photo: Patrick Ernzen and RM Auctions
89/637
This 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider sold for US$8,800,000 in January, 2014. It is the eleventh of just 50 LWB California Spiders built and a spectacular example, with a notable absence of apparent or known damage in its well-documented past. Photo: Patrick Ernzen and RM Auctions
This 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider sold for US$8,800,000 in January, 2014. It is the eleventh of just 50 LWB California Spiders built and a spectacular example, with a notable absence of apparent or known damage in its well-documented past. Photo: Patrick Ernzen and RM Auctions
90/637
This 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider sold for US$8,800,000 in January, 2014. It is the eleventh of just 50 LWB California Spiders built and a spectacular example, with a notable absence of apparent or known damage in its well-documented past. Photo: Patrick Ernzen and RM Auctions
This 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider sold for US$8,800,000 in January, 2014. It is the eleventh of just 50 LWB California Spiders built and a spectacular example, with a notable absence of apparent or known damage in its well-documented past. Photo: Patrick Ernzen and RM Auctions
91/637
This 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider sold for US$8,800,000 in January, 2014. It is the eleventh of just 50 LWB California Spiders built and a spectacular example, with a notable absence of apparent or known damage in its well-documented past. Photo: Patrick Ernzen and RM Auctions
This 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider sold for US$8,800,000 in January, 2014. It is the eleventh of just 50 LWB California Spiders built and a spectacular example, with a notable absence of apparent or known damage in its well-documented past. Photo: Patrick Ernzen and RM Auctions
92/637
This 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider sold for US$8,800,000 in January, 2014. It is the eleventh of just 50 LWB California Spiders built and a spectacular example, with a notable absence of apparent or known damage in its well-documented past. Photo: Patrick Ernzen and RM Auctions
This 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider sold for US$8,800,000 in January, 2014. It is the eleventh of just 50 LWB California Spiders built and a spectacular example, with a notable absence of apparent or known damage in its well-documented past. Photo: Patrick Ernzen and RM Auctions
93/637
This 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider sold for US$8,800,000 in January, 2014. It is the eleventh of just 50 LWB California Spiders built and a spectacular example, with a notable absence of apparent or known damage in its well-documented past. Photo: Patrick Ernzen and RM Auctions
This 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider sold for US$8,800,000 in January, 2014. It is the eleventh of just 50 LWB California Spiders built and a spectacular example, with a notable absence of apparent or known damage in its well-documented past. Photo: Patrick Ernzen and RM Auctions
94/637
This 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider sold for US$8,800,000 in January, 2014. It is the eleventh of just 50 LWB California Spiders built and a spectacular example, with a notable absence of apparent or known damage in its well-documented past. Photo: Patrick Ernzen and RM Auctions
Faithfully presented at auction in its original black livery, this 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante was masterfully restored to the highest standards and was awarded first in class at The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2011. Auctioned by Gooding & Co for US$8,745,000 at Pebble Beach in 2013
95/637
Faithfully presented at auction in its original black livery, this 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante was masterfully restored to the highest standards and was awarded first in class at The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2011. Auctioned by Gooding & Co for US$8,745,000 at Pebble Beach in 2013
The 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante is an undisputed masterpiece of automotive art, designed by Jean Bugatti with a competition-derived surbaisse chassis and a factory supercharger. Just two supercharged Type 57SC cars were built new, but most 57S owners wanted the additional power afforded by the blower. Therefore, most of the original Type 57S cars returned to Molsheim for the installation of a supercharger, pushing output from 175 hp (130 kW) to 200 hp (150 kW) and 120 mph (190 km/h). This 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante is an extremely authentic example with original chassis, engine and coachwork and features outstanding, unbroken provenance including participation in the prestigious inaugural International Bugatti Meeting in 1958. Auctioned by Gooding & Co for US$8,745,000 at Pebble Beach in 2013
96/637
The 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante is an undisputed masterpiece of automotive art, designed by Jean Bugatti with a competition-derived surbaisse chassis and a factory supercharger. Just two supercharged Type 57SC cars were built new, but most 57S owners wanted the additional power afforded by the blower. Therefore, most of the original Type 57S cars returned to Molsheim for the installation of a supercharger, pushing output from 175 hp (130 kW) to 200 hp (150 kW) and 120 mph (190 km/h). This 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante is an extremely authentic example with original chassis, engine and coachwork and features outstanding, unbroken provenance including participation in the prestigious inaugural International Bugatti Meeting in 1958. Auctioned by Gooding & Co for US$8,745,000 at Pebble Beach in 2013
This 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider sold for US$8,580,000 in August, 2012, by RM Auctions. Photo: shooterz.biz
97/637
This 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider sold for US$8,580,000 in August, 2012, by RM Auctions. Photo: shooterz.biz
This 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider sold for US$8,580,000 in August, 2012, by RM Auctions. Photo: shooterz.biz
98/637
This 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider sold for US$8,580,000 in August, 2012, by RM Auctions. Photo: shooterz.biz
This 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider sold for US$8,580,000 in August, 2012, by RM Auctions. Photo: shooterz.biz
99/637
This 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider sold for US$8,580,000 in August, 2012, by RM Auctions. Photo: shooterz.biz
This 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider sold for US$8,580,000 in August, 2012, by RM Auctions. Photo: shooterz.biz
100/637
This 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider sold for US$8,580,000 in August, 2012, by RM Auctions. Photo: shooterz.biz
This 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider sold for US$8,580,000 in August, 2012, by RM Auctions. Photo: shooterz.biz
101/637
This 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider sold for US$8,580,000 in August, 2012, by RM Auctions. Photo: shooterz.biz
This 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider sold for US$8,580,000 in August, 2012, by RM Auctions. Photo: shooterz.biz
102/637
This 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider sold for US$8,580,000 in August, 2012, by RM Auctions. Photo: shooterz.biz
The McLaren F1 was launched at a price of GBP540,000 in 1994 - at an exchange rate of 1.5355, that price of US$829,170 represents an excellent investment by comparison to the US$8,470,000 paid for this 1997 model at Pebble Beach in 2013. For a recent road car, it's unprecedented. The McLaren F1 seems destined for collector car heaven.Auctioned by Gooding & Co
103/637
The McLaren F1 was launched at a price of GBP540,000 in 1994 - at an exchange rate of 1.5355, that price of US$829,170 represents an excellent investment by comparison to the US$8,470,000 paid for this 1997 model at Pebble Beach in 2013. For a recent road car, it's unprecedented. The McLaren F1 seems destined for collector car heaven.Auctioned by Gooding & Co
The McLaren F1 was launched at a price of GBP540,000 in 1994 - at an exchange rate of 1.5355, that price of US$829,170 represents an excellent investment by comparison to the US$8,470,000 paid for this 1997 model at Pebble Beach in 2013. For a recent road car, it's unprecedented. The McLaren F1 seems destined for collector car heaven.Auctioned by Gooding & Co
104/637
The McLaren F1 was launched at a price of GBP540,000 in 1994 - at an exchange rate of 1.5355, that price of US$829,170 represents an excellent investment by comparison to the US$8,470,000 paid for this 1997 model at Pebble Beach in 2013. For a recent road car, it's unprecedented. The McLaren F1 seems destined for collector car heaven.Auctioned by Gooding & Co
The McLaren F1 was launched at a price of GBP540,000 in 1994 - at an exchange rate of 1.5355, that price of US$829,170 represents an excellent investment by comparison to the US$8,470,000 paid for this 1997 model at Pebble Beach in 2013. For a recent road car, it's unprecedented. The McLaren F1 seems destined for collector car heaven.Auctioned by Gooding & Co
105/637
The McLaren F1 was launched at a price of GBP540,000 in 1994 - at an exchange rate of 1.5355, that price of US$829,170 represents an excellent investment by comparison to the US$8,470,000 paid for this 1997 model at Pebble Beach in 2013. For a recent road car, it's unprecedented. The McLaren F1 seems destined for collector car heaven.Auctioned by Gooding & Co
Mercedes-Benz built 406 of its powerful, massive 540K models and only 26 of them were the sleek, luxurious, imposing Special Roadsters such as this 1937 model. One of the most striking variations on the Special Roadster theme, it is the high-door, long-tail version with exposed spare wheels and tyres built into the rear deck. The car was delivered new through Mercedes-Benz UK in 1937 to Sir John Chubb, of the lock family. After the war, the ownership of this car changed hands several times, crossing the Atlantic twice and along the way picking up an Antique Automobile Club of America National First Place award in 1987 and a first in class award at Pebble Beach in 1988. It became part of the Bernie Ecclestone Collection in 1995 and was sold by RM/Sothebys for US$8,252,201 in October, 2007.
106/637
Mercedes-Benz built 406 of its powerful, massive 540K models and only 26 of them were the sleek, luxurious, imposing Special Roadsters such as this 1937 model. One of the most striking variations on the Special Roadster theme, it is the high-door, long-tail version with exposed spare wheels and tyres built into the rear deck. The car was delivered new through Mercedes-Benz UK in 1937 to Sir John Chubb, of the lock family. After the war, the ownership of this car changed hands several times, crossing the Atlantic twice and along the way picking up an Antique Automobile Club of America National First Place award in 1987 and a first in class award at Pebble Beach in 1988. It became part of the Bernie Ecclestone Collection in 1995 and was sold by RM/Sothebys for US$8,252,201 in October, 2007.
Mercedes-Benz built 406 of its powerful, massive 540K models and only 26 of them were the sleek, luxurious, imposing Special Roadsters such as this 1937 model. One of the most striking variations on the Special Roadster theme, it is the high-door, long-tail version with exposed spare wheels and tyres built into the rear deck. The car was delivered new through Mercedes-Benz UK in 1937 to Sir John Chubb, of the lock family. After the war, the ownership of this car changed hands several times, crossing the Atlantic twice and along the way picking up an Antique Automobile Club of America National First Place award in 1987 and a first in class award at Pebble Beach in 1988. It became part of the Bernie Ecclestone Collection in 1995 and was sold by RM/Sothebys for US$8,252,201 in October, 2007.
107/637
Mercedes-Benz built 406 of its powerful, massive 540K models and only 26 of them were the sleek, luxurious, imposing Special Roadsters such as this 1937 model. One of the most striking variations on the Special Roadster theme, it is the high-door, long-tail version with exposed spare wheels and tyres built into the rear deck. The car was delivered new through Mercedes-Benz UK in 1937 to Sir John Chubb, of the lock family. After the war, the ownership of this car changed hands several times, crossing the Atlantic twice and along the way picking up an Antique Automobile Club of America National First Place award in 1987 and a first in class award at Pebble Beach in 1988. It became part of the Bernie Ecclestone Collection in 1995 and was sold by RM/Sothebys for US$8,252,201 in October, 2007.
Mercedes-Benz built 406 of its powerful, massive 540K models and only 26 of them were the sleek, luxurious, imposing Special Roadsters such as this 1937 model. One of the most striking variations on the Special Roadster theme, it is the high-door, long-tail version with exposed spare wheels and tyres built into the rear deck. The car was delivered new through Mercedes-Benz UK in 1937 to Sir John Chubb, of the lock family. After the war, the ownership of this car changed hands several times, crossing the Atlantic twice and along the way picking up an Antique Automobile Club of America National First Place award in 1987 and a first in class award at Pebble Beach in 1988. It became part of the Bernie Ecclestone Collection in 1995 and was sold by RM/Sothebys for US$8,252,201 in October, 2007.
108/637
Mercedes-Benz built 406 of its powerful, massive 540K models and only 26 of them were the sleek, luxurious, imposing Special Roadsters such as this 1937 model. One of the most striking variations on the Special Roadster theme, it is the high-door, long-tail version with exposed spare wheels and tyres built into the rear deck. The car was delivered new through Mercedes-Benz UK in 1937 to Sir John Chubb, of the lock family. After the war, the ownership of this car changed hands several times, crossing the Atlantic twice and along the way picking up an Antique Automobile Club of America National First Place award in 1987 and a first in class award at Pebble Beach in 1988. It became part of the Bernie Ecclestone Collection in 1995 and was sold by RM/Sothebys for US$8,252,201 in October, 2007.
Mercedes-Benz built 406 of its powerful, massive 540K models and only 26 of them were the sleek, luxurious, imposing Special Roadsters such as this 1937 model. One of the most striking variations on the Special Roadster theme, it is the high-door, long-tail version with exposed spare wheels and tyres built into the rear deck. The car was delivered new through Mercedes-Benz UK in 1937 to Sir John Chubb, of the lock family. After the war, the ownership of this car changed hands several times, crossing the Atlantic twice and along the way picking up an Antique Automobile Club of America National First Place award in 1987 and a first in class award at Pebble Beach in 1988. It became part of the Bernie Ecclestone Collection in 1995 and was sold by RM/Sothebys for US$8,252,201 in October, 2007.
109/637
Mercedes-Benz built 406 of its powerful, massive 540K models and only 26 of them were the sleek, luxurious, imposing Special Roadsters such as this 1937 model. One of the most striking variations on the Special Roadster theme, it is the high-door, long-tail version with exposed spare wheels and tyres built into the rear deck. The car was delivered new through Mercedes-Benz UK in 1937 to Sir John Chubb, of the lock family. After the war, the ownership of this car changed hands several times, crossing the Atlantic twice and along the way picking up an Antique Automobile Club of America National First Place award in 1987 and a first in class award at Pebble Beach in 1988. It became part of the Bernie Ecclestone Collection in 1995 and was sold by RM/Sothebys for US$8,252,201 in October, 2007.
Mercedes-Benz built 406 of its powerful, massive 540K models and only 26 of them were the sleek, luxurious, imposing Special Roadsters such as this 1937 model. One of the most striking variations on the Special Roadster theme, it is the high-door, long-tail version with exposed spare wheels and tyres built into the rear deck. The car was delivered new through Mercedes-Benz UK in 1937 to Sir John Chubb, of the lock family. After the war, the ownership of this car changed hands several times, crossing the Atlantic twice and along the way picking up an Antique Automobile Club of America National First Place award in 1987 and a first in class award at Pebble Beach in 1988. It became part of the Bernie Ecclestone Collection in 1995 and was sold by RM/Sothebys for US$8,252,201 in October, 2007.
110/637
Mercedes-Benz built 406 of its powerful, massive 540K models and only 26 of them were the sleek, luxurious, imposing Special Roadsters such as this 1937 model. One of the most striking variations on the Special Roadster theme, it is the high-door, long-tail version with exposed spare wheels and tyres built into the rear deck. The car was delivered new through Mercedes-Benz UK in 1937 to Sir John Chubb, of the lock family. After the war, the ownership of this car changed hands several times, crossing the Atlantic twice and along the way picking up an Antique Automobile Club of America National First Place award in 1987 and a first in class award at Pebble Beach in 1988. It became part of the Bernie Ecclestone Collection in 1995 and was sold by RM/Sothebys for US$8,252,201 in October, 2007.
Mercedes-Benz built 406 of its powerful, massive 540K models and only 26 of them were the sleek, luxurious, imposing Special Roadsters such as this 1937 model. One of the most striking variations on the Special Roadster theme, it is the high-door, long-tail version with exposed spare wheels and tyres built into the rear deck. The car was delivered new through Mercedes-Benz UK in 1937 to Sir John Chubb, of the lock family. After the war, the ownership of this car changed hands several times, crossing the Atlantic twice and along the way picking up an Antique Automobile Club of America National First Place award in 1987 and a first in class award at Pebble Beach in 1988. It became part of the Bernie Ecclestone Collection in 1995 and was sold by RM/Sothebys for US$8,252,201 in October, 2007.
111/637
Mercedes-Benz built 406 of its powerful, massive 540K models and only 26 of them were the sleek, luxurious, imposing Special Roadsters such as this 1937 model. One of the most striking variations on the Special Roadster theme, it is the high-door, long-tail version with exposed spare wheels and tyres built into the rear deck. The car was delivered new through Mercedes-Benz UK in 1937 to Sir John Chubb, of the lock family. After the war, the ownership of this car changed hands several times, crossing the Atlantic twice and along the way picking up an Antique Automobile Club of America National First Place award in 1987 and a first in class award at Pebble Beach in 1988. It became part of the Bernie Ecclestone Collection in 1995 and was sold by RM/Sothebys for US$8,252,201 in October, 2007.
Mercedes-Benz built 406 of its powerful, massive 540K models and only 26 of them were the sleek, luxurious, imposing Special Roadsters such as this 1937 model. One of the most striking variations on the Special Roadster theme, it is the high-door, long-tail version with exposed spare wheels and tyres built into the rear deck. The car was delivered new through Mercedes-Benz UK in 1937 to Sir John Chubb, of the lock family. After the war, the ownership of this car changed hands several times, crossing the Atlantic twice and along the way picking up an Antique Automobile Club of America National First Place award in 1987 and a first in class award at Pebble Beach in 1988. It became part of the Bernie Ecclestone Collection in 1995 and was sold by RM/Sothebys for US$8,252,201 in October, 2007.
112/637
Mercedes-Benz built 406 of its powerful, massive 540K models and only 26 of them were the sleek, luxurious, imposing Special Roadsters such as this 1937 model. One of the most striking variations on the Special Roadster theme, it is the high-door, long-tail version with exposed spare wheels and tyres built into the rear deck. The car was delivered new through Mercedes-Benz UK in 1937 to Sir John Chubb, of the lock family. After the war, the ownership of this car changed hands several times, crossing the Atlantic twice and along the way picking up an Antique Automobile Club of America National First Place award in 1987 and a first in class award at Pebble Beach in 1988. It became part of the Bernie Ecclestone Collection in 1995 and was sold by RM/Sothebys for US$8,252,201 in October, 2007.
It's little surprise that this 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S fetched a price of US$8,250,000 at auction, having Best of Show title at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The bodywork was designed by famous French coachbuilder Jacques Saoutchik.Image: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
113/637
It's little surprise that this 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S fetched a price of US$8,250,000 at auction, having Best of Show title at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The bodywork was designed by famous French coachbuilder Jacques Saoutchik.Image: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
The low-slung torpedo roadster body by Carrosserie J. Saoutchik, of Paris, is a perfect example of coachbuilding of the late 1920s. It showcases some of the more exotic materials available to the coachbuilders of the day. The hides used to create the lizard skin interior were supplied by Alpina, a company that sourced products from the French colonies in Southeast Asia. The beautiful trim wood, known as Purpleheart, was also sourced out of the French colonies in South America. Image: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
114/637
The low-slung torpedo roadster body by Carrosserie J. Saoutchik, of Paris, is a perfect example of coachbuilding of the late 1920s. It showcases some of the more exotic materials available to the coachbuilders of the day. The hides used to create the lizard skin interior were supplied by Alpina, a company that sourced products from the French colonies in Southeast Asia. The beautiful trim wood, known as Purpleheart, was also sourced out of the French colonies in South America. Image: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo Roadster. Image: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
115/637
1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo Roadster. Image: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
It's little surprise that this 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S fetched a price of US$8,250,000 at auction, having Best of Show title at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The bodywork was designed by famous French coachbuilder Jacques Saoutchik. Image: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
116/637
It's little surprise that this 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S fetched a price of US$8,250,000 at auction, having Best of Show title at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The bodywork was designed by famous French coachbuilder Jacques Saoutchik. Image: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
It's little surprise that this 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S fetched a price of US$8,250,000 at auction, having Best of Show title at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The bodywork was designed by famous French coachbuilder Jacques Saoutchik. Image: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
117/637
It's little surprise that this 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S fetched a price of US$8,250,000 at auction, having Best of Show title at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The bodywork was designed by famous French coachbuilder Jacques Saoutchik. Image: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo Roadster. Image: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
118/637
1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo Roadster. Image: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
The low-slung torpedo roadster body by Carrosserie J. Saoutchik, of Paris, is a perfect example of coachbuilding of the late 1920s. It showcases some of the more exotic materials available to the coachbuilders of the day. The hides used to create the lizard skin interior were supplied by Alpina, a company that sourced products from the French colonies in Southeast Asia. The beautiful trim wood, known as Purpleheart, was also sourced out of the French colonies in South America. Image: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
119/637
The low-slung torpedo roadster body by Carrosserie J. Saoutchik, of Paris, is a perfect example of coachbuilding of the late 1920s. It showcases some of the more exotic materials available to the coachbuilders of the day. The hides used to create the lizard skin interior were supplied by Alpina, a company that sourced products from the French colonies in Southeast Asia. The beautiful trim wood, known as Purpleheart, was also sourced out of the French colonies in South America. Image: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
The low-slung torpedo roadster body by Carrosserie J. Saoutchik, of Paris, is a perfect example of coachbuilding of the late 1920s. It showcases some of the more exotic materials available to the coachbuilders of the day. The hides used to create the lizard skin interior were supplied by Alpina, a company that sourced products from the French colonies in Southeast Asia. The beautiful trim wood, known as Purpleheart, was also sourced out of the French colonies in South America. Image: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
120/637
The low-slung torpedo roadster body by Carrosserie J. Saoutchik, of Paris, is a perfect example of coachbuilding of the late 1920s. It showcases some of the more exotic materials available to the coachbuilders of the day. The hides used to create the lizard skin interior were supplied by Alpina, a company that sourced products from the French colonies in Southeast Asia. The beautiful trim wood, known as Purpleheart, was also sourced out of the French colonies in South America. Image: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo Roadster. Image: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
121/637
1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo Roadster. Image: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
It's little surprise that this 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S fetched a price of US$8,250,000 at auction, having Best of Show title at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The bodywork was designed by famous French coachbuilder Jacques Saoutchik. Image: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
122/637
It's little surprise that this 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S fetched a price of US$8,250,000 at auction, having Best of Show title at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The bodywork was designed by famous French coachbuilder Jacques Saoutchik. Image: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Torpedo Roadster. Image: Daniel Olivares/RM Auctions
123/637
1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Torpedo Roadster. Image: Daniel Olivares/RM Auctions
Looks can be deceiving. This 1955 Ferrari 410S is a race car of the highest order. It was originally built as a 1955 Ferrari factory entry for the infamous Carrera Panamericana race, but the 1955 Le Mans tragedy saw the Mexican event cancelled and the car, a close relative of the 1954 Le Mans-winning 375 Plus with a 4.9-liter Superamerica engine, was finished with one-off Scaglietti Berlinetta coachwork specifically for Ferrari SEFAC board member Michel Paul-Cavallier. An award winner at the 2009 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. This car has a wonderful history.
124/637
Looks can be deceiving. This 1955 Ferrari 410S is a race car of the highest order. It was originally built as a 1955 Ferrari factory entry for the infamous Carrera Panamericana race, but the 1955 Le Mans tragedy saw the Mexican event cancelled and the car, a close relative of the 1954 Le Mans-winning 375 Plus with a 4.9-liter Superamerica engine, was finished with one-off Scaglietti Berlinetta coachwork specifically for Ferrari SEFAC board member Michel Paul-Cavallier. An award winner at the 2009 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. This car has a wonderful history.
This 1955 Ferrari 410S is a race car of the highest order. It was originally built with the intention of being a works entry in the 1955 Carrera Panamericana race, but the 1955 Le Mans tragedy saw the Mexican event cancelled and the car, a close relative of the 1954 Le Mans-winning 375 Plus with a 4.9-liter Superamerica engine, was finished with one-off Scaglietti Berlinetta coachwork specifically for Ferrari SEFAC board member Michel Paul-Cavallier. An award winner at the 2009 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. A car with a wonderful history. Photo: Paolo Carlini
125/637
This 1955 Ferrari 410S is a race car of the highest order. It was originally built with the intention of being a works entry in the 1955 Carrera Panamericana race, but the 1955 Le Mans tragedy saw the Mexican event cancelled and the car, a close relative of the 1954 Le Mans-winning 375 Plus with a 4.9-liter Superamerica engine, was finished with one-off Scaglietti Berlinetta coachwork specifically for Ferrari SEFAC board member Michel Paul-Cavallier. An award winner at the 2009 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. A car with a wonderful history. Photo: Paolo Carlini
This 1955 Ferrari 410S is a race car of the highest order. It was originally built with the intention of being a works entry in the 1955 Carrera Panamericana race, but the 1955 Le Mans tragedy saw the Mexican event cancelled and the car, a close relative of the 1954 Le Mans-winning 375 Plus with a 4.9-liter Superamerica engine, was finished with one-off Scaglietti Berlinetta coachwork specifically for Ferrari SEFAC board member Michel Paul-Cavallier. An award winner at the 2009 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. A car with a wonderful history. Photo: Paolo Carlini
126/637
This 1955 Ferrari 410S is a race car of the highest order. It was originally built with the intention of being a works entry in the 1955 Carrera Panamericana race, but the 1955 Le Mans tragedy saw the Mexican event cancelled and the car, a close relative of the 1954 Le Mans-winning 375 Plus with a 4.9-liter Superamerica engine, was finished with one-off Scaglietti Berlinetta coachwork specifically for Ferrari SEFAC board member Michel Paul-Cavallier. An award winner at the 2009 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. A car with a wonderful history. Photo: Paolo Carlini
This 1955 Ferrari 410S is a race car of the highest order. It was originally built with the intention of being a works entry in the 1955 Carrera Panamericana race, but the 1955 Le Mans tragedy saw the Mexican event cancelled and the car, a close relative of the 1954 Le Mans-winning 375 Plus with a 4.9-liter Superamerica engine, was finished with one-off Scaglietti Berlinetta coachwork specifically for Ferrari SEFAC board member Michel Paul-Cavallier. An award winner at the 2009 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. A car with a wonderful history. Photo: Simon Clay
127/637
This 1955 Ferrari 410S is a race car of the highest order. It was originally built with the intention of being a works entry in the 1955 Carrera Panamericana race, but the 1955 Le Mans tragedy saw the Mexican event cancelled and the car, a close relative of the 1954 Le Mans-winning 375 Plus with a 4.9-liter Superamerica engine, was finished with one-off Scaglietti Berlinetta coachwork specifically for Ferrari SEFAC board member Michel Paul-Cavallier. An award winner at the 2009 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. A car with a wonderful history. Photo: Simon Clay
This 1955 Ferrari 410S is a race car of the highest order. It was originally built with the intention of being a works entry in the 1955 Carrera Panamericana race, but the 1955 Le Mans tragedy saw the Mexican event cancelled and the car, a close relative of the 1954 Le Mans-winning 375 Plus with a 4.9-liter Superamerica engine, was finished with one-off Scaglietti Berlinetta coachwork specifically for Ferrari SEFAC board member Michel Paul-Cavallier. An award winner at the 2009 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. A car with a wonderful history. Photo: Simon Clay
128/637
This 1955 Ferrari 410S is a race car of the highest order. It was originally built with the intention of being a works entry in the 1955 Carrera Panamericana race, but the 1955 Le Mans tragedy saw the Mexican event cancelled and the car, a close relative of the 1954 Le Mans-winning 375 Plus with a 4.9-liter Superamerica engine, was finished with one-off Scaglietti Berlinetta coachwork specifically for Ferrari SEFAC board member Michel Paul-Cavallier. An award winner at the 2009 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. A car with a wonderful history. Photo: Simon Clay
This 1955 Ferrari 410S is a close relative of the 1954 375 Plus which won the Le Mans 24 Hour Race and uses a 4.9-liter Superamerica engine. Photo: Paolo Carlini
129/637
This 1955 Ferrari 410S is a close relative of the 1954 375 Plus which won the Le Mans 24 Hour Race and uses a 4.9-liter Superamerica engine. Photo: Paolo Carlini
This 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider is an early-production specimen finished in Bleu Sera Metallizzato livery. One of only 23 covered-headlight examples, it has undergone a nut-and-bolt Dennison International restoration and was displayed at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and was also a 2012 FCA Nationals Platinum Award winner. Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini, Ferrari Classiche Certified. Auctioned by Gooding & Co for US$8,250,000 in January, 2013.
130/637
This 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider is an early-production specimen finished in Bleu Sera Metallizzato livery. One of only 23 covered-headlight examples, it has undergone a nut-and-bolt Dennison International restoration and was displayed at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and was also a 2012 FCA Nationals Platinum Award winner. Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini, Ferrari Classiche Certified. Auctioned by Gooding & Co for US$8,250,000 in January, 2013.
This 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider is an early-production specimen finished in Bleu Sera Metallizzato livery. One of only 23 covered-headlight examples, it has undergone a nut-and-bolt Dennison International restoration and was displayed at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and was also a 2012 FCA Nationals Platinum Award winner. Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini, Ferrari Classiche Certified. Auctioned by Gooding & Co for US$8,250,000 in January, 2013.
131/637
This 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider is an early-production specimen finished in Bleu Sera Metallizzato livery. One of only 23 covered-headlight examples, it has undergone a nut-and-bolt Dennison International restoration and was displayed at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and was also a 2012 FCA Nationals Platinum Award winner. Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini, Ferrari Classiche Certified. Auctioned by Gooding & Co for US$8,250,000 in January, 2013.
This 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione fetched US$8,140,000 at RM Auctions’ Scottsdale sale in January, 2013. Photo: Pawel Litwinski
132/637
This 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione fetched US$8,140,000 at RM Auctions’ Scottsdale sale in January, 2013. Photo: Pawel Litwinski
This 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione fetched US$8,140,000 at RM Auctions’ Scottsdale sale in January, 2013. Photo: Pawel Litwinski
133/637
This 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione fetched US$8,140,000 at RM Auctions’ Scottsdale sale in January, 2013. Photo: Pawel Litwinski
This 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione fetched US$8,140,000 at RM Auctions’ Scottsdale sale in January, 2013. Photo: Pawel Litwinski
134/637
This 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione fetched US$8,140,000 at RM Auctions’ Scottsdale sale in January, 2013. Photo: Pawel Litwinski
This 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione fetched US$8,140,000 at RM Auctions’ Scottsdale sale in January, 2013. Photo: Pawel Litwinski
135/637
This 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione fetched US$8,140,000 at RM Auctions’ Scottsdale sale in January, 2013. Photo: Pawel Litwinski
This 1929 4½-Litre 'Blower' (supercharged) Bentley has a provenance of the highest order, having broken the Brooklands outer circuit lap record in 1931, been owned by the famous horseracing and motorsport identity Dorothy Paget, and campaigned by the diminutive Bentley-driving Baronet, Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin. ... full story here.
136/637
This 1929 4½-Litre 'Blower' (supercharged) Bentley has a provenance of the highest order, having broken the Brooklands outer circuit lap record in 1931, been owned by the famous horseracing and motorsport identity Dorothy Paget, and campaigned by the diminutive Bentley-driving Baronet, Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin. ... full story here.
This 1929 4½-Litre 'Blower' (supercharged) Bentley has a provenance of the highest order, having broken the Brooklands outer circuit lap record in 1931, been owned by the famous horseracing and motorsport identity Dorothy Paget, and campaigned by the diminutive Bentley-driving Baronet, Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin. ... full story here.
137/637
This 1929 4½-Litre 'Blower' (supercharged) Bentley has a provenance of the highest order, having broken the Brooklands outer circuit lap record in 1931, been owned by the famous horseracing and motorsport identity Dorothy Paget, and campaigned by the diminutive Bentley-driving Baronet, Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin. ... full story here.
This 1929 4½-Litre 'Blower' (supercharged) Bentley has a provenance of the highest order, having broken the Brooklands outer circuit lap record in 1931, been owned by the famous horseracing and motorsport identity Dorothy Paget, and campaigned by the diminutive Bentley-driving Baronet, Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin. ... full story here.
138/637
This 1929 4½-Litre 'Blower' (supercharged) Bentley has a provenance of the highest order, having broken the Brooklands outer circuit lap record in 1931, been owned by the famous horseracing and motorsport identity Dorothy Paget, and campaigned by the diminutive Bentley-driving Baronet, Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin. ... full story here.
This 1929 4½-Litre 'Blower' (supercharged) Bentley has a provenance of the highest order, having broken the Brooklands outer circuit lap record in 1931, been owned by the famous horseracing and motorsport identity Dorothy Paget, and campaigned by the diminutive Bentley-driving Baronet, Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin. ... full story here.
139/637
This 1929 4½-Litre 'Blower' (supercharged) Bentley has a provenance of the highest order, having broken the Brooklands outer circuit lap record in 1931, been owned by the famous horseracing and motorsport identity Dorothy Paget, and campaigned by the diminutive Bentley-driving Baronet, Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin. ... full story here.
Birkin at speed in the Blower Bentley on the Brooklands banking – note the rear wheels are both off the ground.
140/637
Birkin at speed in the Blower Bentley on the Brooklands banking – note the rear wheels are both off the ground.
This 1929 4½-Litre 'Blower' (supercharged) Bentley has a provenance of the highest order, having broken the Brooklands outer circuit lap record in 1931, been owned by the famous horseracing and motorsport identity Dorothy Paget, and campaigned by the diminutive Bentley-driving Baronet, Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin. ... full story here.
141/637
This 1929 4½-Litre 'Blower' (supercharged) Bentley has a provenance of the highest order, having broken the Brooklands outer circuit lap record in 1931, been owned by the famous horseracing and motorsport identity Dorothy Paget, and campaigned by the diminutive Bentley-driving Baronet, Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin. ... full story here.
This 1929 4½-Litre 'Blower' (supercharged) Bentley has a provenance of the highest order, having broken the Brooklands outer circuit lap record in 1931, been owned by the famous horseracing and motorsport identity Dorothy Paget, and campaigned by the diminutive Bentley-driving Baronet, Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin. ... full story here.
142/637
This 1929 4½-Litre 'Blower' (supercharged) Bentley has a provenance of the highest order, having broken the Brooklands outer circuit lap record in 1931, been owned by the famous horseracing and motorsport identity Dorothy Paget, and campaigned by the diminutive Bentley-driving Baronet, Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin. ... full story here.
Birkin combined his 'Bentley Boy' high-society image with a fearless driving talent and was the hero of a generation of British motor racing enthusiasts. 'Tiger Tim's' militarily-moustachioed, be-goggled figure, in his neat wind cap, often with a polka-dot scarf fluttering in the slipstream, personified an English ideal. This so-British hero became the absolute epitome of Imperial power, speed and daring ... full story here.
143/637
Birkin combined his 'Bentley Boy' high-society image with a fearless driving talent and was the hero of a generation of British motor racing enthusiasts. 'Tiger Tim's' militarily-moustachioed, be-goggled figure, in his neat wind cap, often with a polka-dot scarf fluttering in the slipstream, personified an English ideal. This so-British hero became the absolute epitome of Imperial power, speed and daring ... full story here.
Birkin combined his 'Bentley Boy' high-society image with a fearless driving talent and was the hero of a generation of British motor racing enthusiasts. 'Tiger Tim's' militarily-moustachioed, be-goggled figure, in his neat wind cap, often with a polka-dot scarf fluttering in the slipstream, personified an English ideal. This so-British hero became the absolute epitome of Imperial power, speed and daring ... full story here.
144/637
Birkin combined his 'Bentley Boy' high-society image with a fearless driving talent and was the hero of a generation of British motor racing enthusiasts. 'Tiger Tim's' militarily-moustachioed, be-goggled figure, in his neat wind cap, often with a polka-dot scarf fluttering in the slipstream, personified an English ideal. This so-British hero became the absolute epitome of Imperial power, speed and daring ... full story here.
This 1929 4½-Litre 'Blower' (supercharged) Bentley has a provenance of the highest order, having broken the Brooklands outer circuit lap record in 1931, been owned by the famous horseracing and motorsport identity Dorothy Paget, and campaigned by the diminutive Bentley-driving Baronet, Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin. ... full story here.
145/637
This 1929 4½-Litre 'Blower' (supercharged) Bentley has a provenance of the highest order, having broken the Brooklands outer circuit lap record in 1931, been owned by the famous horseracing and motorsport identity Dorothy Paget, and campaigned by the diminutive Bentley-driving Baronet, Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin. ... full story here.
This 1929 4½-Litre 'Blower' (supercharged) Bentley has a provenance of the highest order, having broken the Brooklands outer circuit lap record in 1931, been owned by the famous horseracing and motorsport identity Dorothy Paget, and campaigned by the diminutive Bentley-driving Baronet, Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin. ... full story here.
146/637
This 1929 4½-Litre 'Blower' (supercharged) Bentley has a provenance of the highest order, having broken the Brooklands outer circuit lap record in 1931, been owned by the famous horseracing and motorsport identity Dorothy Paget, and campaigned by the diminutive Bentley-driving Baronet, Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin. ... full story here.
This 1929 4½-Litre 'Blower' (supercharged) Bentley has a provenance of the highest order, having broken the Brooklands outer circuit lap record in 1931, been owned by the famous horseracing and motorsport identity Dorothy Paget, and campaigned by the diminutive Bentley-driving Baronet, Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin. ... full story here.
147/637
This 1929 4½-Litre 'Blower' (supercharged) Bentley has a provenance of the highest order, having broken the Brooklands outer circuit lap record in 1931, been owned by the famous horseracing and motorsport identity Dorothy Paget, and campaigned by the diminutive Bentley-driving Baronet, Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin. ... full story here.
The ninth of 12 examples of the Ferrari 275 GTB / C produced and perhaps the finest, most original example of its kind. Fully matching numbers with Ferrari Classiche certification. Image: Tom Wood and RM Auctions
148/637
The ninth of 12 examples of the Ferrari 275 GTB / C produced and perhaps the finest, most original example of its kind. Fully matching numbers with Ferrari Classiche certification. Image: Tom Wood and RM Auctions
The ninth of 12 examples of the Ferrari 275 GTB / C produced and perhaps the finest, most original example of its kind. Fully matching numbers with Ferrari Classiche certification. Image: Tom Wood and RM Auctions
149/637
The ninth of 12 examples of the Ferrari 275 GTB / C produced and perhaps the finest, most original example of its kind. Fully matching numbers with Ferrari Classiche certification. Image: Tom Wood and RM Auctions
The ninth of 12 examples of the Ferrari 275 GTB / C produced and perhaps the finest, most original example of its kind. Fully matching numbers with Ferrari Classiche certification. Image: Tom Wood and RM Auctions
150/637
The ninth of 12 examples of the Ferrari 275 GTB / C produced and perhaps the finest, most original example of its kind. Fully matching numbers with Ferrari Classiche certification. Image: Tom Wood and RM Auctions
The ninth of 12 examples of the Ferrari 275 GTB / C produced and perhaps the finest, most original example of its kind. Fully matching numbers with Ferrari Classiche certification. Image: Tom Wood and RM Auctions
151/637
The ninth of 12 examples of the Ferrari 275 GTB / C produced and perhaps the finest, most original example of its kind. Fully matching numbers with Ferrari Classiche certification. Image: Tom Wood and RM Auctions
The ninth of 12 examples of the Ferrari 275 GTB / C produced and perhaps the finest, most original example of its kind. Fully matching numbers with Ferrari Classiche certification. Image: Tom Wood and RM Auctions
152/637
The ninth of 12 examples of the Ferrari 275 GTB / C produced and perhaps the finest, most original example of its kind. Fully matching numbers with Ferrari Classiche certification. Image: Tom Wood and RM Auctions
The ninth of 12 examples of the Ferrari 275 GTB / C produced and perhaps the finest, most original example of its kind. Fully matching numbers with Ferrari Classiche certification. Image: Tom Wood and RM Auctions
153/637
The ninth of 12 examples of the Ferrari 275 GTB / C produced and perhaps the finest, most original example of its kind. Fully matching numbers with Ferrari Classiche certification. Image: Tom Wood and RM Auctions
The ninth of 12 examples of the Ferrari 275 GTB / C produced and perhaps the finest, most original example of its kind. Fully matching numbers with Ferrari Classiche certification. Image: Tom Wood and RM Auctions
154/637
The ninth of 12 examples of the Ferrari 275 GTB / C produced and perhaps the finest, most original example of its kind. Fully matching numbers with Ferrari Classiche certification. Image: Tom Wood and RM Auctions
The ninth of 12 examples of the Ferrari 275 GTB / C produced and perhaps the finest, most original example of its kind. Fully matching numbers with Ferrari Classiche certification. Image: Tom Wood and RM Auctions
155/637
The ninth of 12 examples of the Ferrari 275 GTB / C produced and perhaps the finest, most original example of its kind. Fully matching numbers with Ferrari Classiche certification. Image: Tom Wood and RM Auctions
The ninth of 12 examples of the Ferrari 275 GTB / C produced and perhaps the finest, most original example of its kind. Fully matching numbers with Ferrari Classiche certification. Image: Tom Wood and RM Auctions
156/637
The ninth of 12 examples of the Ferrari 275 GTB / C produced and perhaps the finest, most original example of its kind. Fully matching numbers with Ferrari Classiche certification. Image: Tom Wood and RM Auctions
This 1965 Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe is the second most expensive "movie car" in history, though to be fair, it's a car with an impeccable race history and world championship in its own right that just happened to have also been used in a film – Howard Hawkes cult classic movie Redline 7000 (1965). The price this car fetched at auction can almost entirely be attributed to its racing provenance.
157/637
This 1965 Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe is the second most expensive "movie car" in history, though to be fair, it's a car with an impeccable race history and world championship in its own right that just happened to have also been used in a film – Howard Hawkes cult classic movie Redline 7000 (1965). The price this car fetched at auction can almost entirely be attributed to its racing provenance.
This particular 540K has a fascinating history, having been driven in Germany until the war, then commandeered by a conquering Soviet General. In 1962, it was discovered in the Soviet Union by a Swedish newspaper reporter who then had to negotiate its purchase and repatriation to the West at the height of the Cold War. Read on ...Photo: Pawel Litwinski
158/637
This particular 540K has a fascinating history, having been driven in Germany until the war, then commandeered by a conquering Soviet General. In 1962, it was discovered in the Soviet Union by a Swedish newspaper reporter who then had to negotiate its purchase and repatriation to the West at the height of the Cold War. Read on ...Photo: Pawel Litwinski
This particular 540K has a fascinating history, having been driven in Germany until the war, then commandeered by a conquering Soviet General. In 1962, it was discovered in the Soviet Union by a Swedish newspaper reporter who then had to negotiate its purchase and repatriation to the West at the height of the Cold War. Read on ...Photo: Pawel Litwinski
159/637
This particular 540K has a fascinating history, having been driven in Germany until the war, then commandeered by a conquering Soviet General. In 1962, it was discovered in the Soviet Union by a Swedish newspaper reporter who then had to negotiate its purchase and repatriation to the West at the height of the Cold War. Read on ...Photo: Pawel Litwinski
This particular 540K has a fascinating history, having been driven in Germany until the war, then commandeered by a conquering Soviet General. In 1962, it was discovered in the Soviet Union by a Swedish newspaper reporter who then had to negotiate its purchase and repatriation to the West at the height of the Cold War. Read on ...Photo: Pawel Litwinski
160/637
This particular 540K has a fascinating history, having been driven in Germany until the war, then commandeered by a conquering Soviet General. In 1962, it was discovered in the Soviet Union by a Swedish newspaper reporter who then had to negotiate its purchase and repatriation to the West at the height of the Cold War. Read on ...Photo: Pawel Litwinski
This particular 540K has a fascinating history, having been driven in Germany until the war, then commandeered by a conquering Soviet General. In 1962, it was discovered in the Soviet Union by a Swedish newspaper reporter who then had to negotiate its purchase and repatriation to the West at the height of the Cold War. Read on ...Photo: Pawel Litwinski
161/637
This particular 540K has a fascinating history, having been driven in Germany until the war, then commandeered by a conquering Soviet General. In 1962, it was discovered in the Soviet Union by a Swedish newspaper reporter who then had to negotiate its purchase and repatriation to the West at the height of the Cold War. Read on ...Photo: Pawel Litwinski
This particular 540K has a fascinating history, having been driven in Germany until the war, then commandeered by a conquering Soviet General. In 1962, it was discovered in the Soviet Union by a Swedish newspaper reporter who then had to negotiate its purchase and repatriation to the West at the height of the Cold War. Read on ...Photo: Pawel Litwinski
162/637
This particular 540K has a fascinating history, having been driven in Germany until the war, then commandeered by a conquering Soviet General. In 1962, it was discovered in the Soviet Union by a Swedish newspaper reporter who then had to negotiate its purchase and repatriation to the West at the height of the Cold War. Read on ...Photo: Pawel Litwinski
This particular 540K has a fascinating history, having been driven in Germany until the war, then commandeered by a conquering Soviet General. In 1962, it was discovered in the Soviet Union by a Swedish newspaper reporter who then had to negotiate its purchase and repatriation to the West at the height of the Cold War. Read on ...Photo: Pawel Litwinski
163/637
This particular 540K has a fascinating history, having been driven in Germany until the war, then commandeered by a conquering Soviet General. In 1962, it was discovered in the Soviet Union by a Swedish newspaper reporter who then had to negotiate its purchase and repatriation to the West at the height of the Cold War. Read on ...Photo: Pawel Litwinski
This particular 540K has a fascinating history, having been driven in Germany until the war, then commandeered by a conquering Soviet General. In 1962, it was discovered in the Soviet Union by a Swedish newspaper reporter who then had to negotiate its purchase and repatriation to the West at the height of the Cold War. Read on ...Photo: Pawel Litwinski
164/637
This particular 540K has a fascinating history, having been driven in Germany until the war, then commandeered by a conquering Soviet General. In 1962, it was discovered in the Soviet Union by a Swedish newspaper reporter who then had to negotiate its purchase and repatriation to the West at the height of the Cold War. Read on ...Photo: Pawel Litwinski
This particular 540K has a fascinating history, having been driven in Germany until the war, then commandeered by a conquering Soviet General. In 1962, it was discovered in the Soviet Union by a Swedish newspaper reporter who then had to negotiate its purchase and repatriation to the West at the height of the Cold War. Read on ...Photo: Pawel Litwinski
165/637
This particular 540K has a fascinating history, having been driven in Germany until the war, then commandeered by a conquering Soviet General. In 1962, it was discovered in the Soviet Union by a Swedish newspaper reporter who then had to negotiate its purchase and repatriation to the West at the height of the Cold War. Read on ...Photo: Pawel Litwinski
This highly original example of a 1929 Mercedes-Benz 7.1 litre 38/250 SSK Short-Wheelbase Two-Seat Sports Tourer sold for US$7,443,070 at Bonhams Goodwood Revival sale in 2004
166/637
This highly original example of a 1929 Mercedes-Benz 7.1 litre 38/250 SSK Short-Wheelbase Two-Seat Sports Tourer sold for US$7,443,070 at Bonhams Goodwood Revival sale in 2004
The "Corgi" - one of the most recognisable cars in the world thanks to becoming a model for Corgi Classics diecast model cars. This 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Double Pullman Limousine was auctioned by Bonhams in June, 2012 for GBP4,705,500 (US$7,379,785)
167/637
The "Corgi" - one of the most recognisable cars in the world thanks to becoming a model for Corgi Classics diecast model cars. This 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Double Pullman Limousine was auctioned by Bonhams in June, 2012 for GBP4,705,500 (US$7,379,785)
The "Corgi" - one of the most recognisable cars in the world thanks to becoming a model for Corgi Classics diecast model cars. This 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Double Pullman Limousine was auctioned by Bonhams in June, 2012 for GBP4,705,500 (US$7,379,785)
168/637
The "Corgi" - one of the most recognisable cars in the world thanks to becoming a model for Corgi Classics diecast model cars. This 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Double Pullman Limousine was auctioned by Bonhams in June, 2012 for GBP4,705,500 (US$7,379,785)
The "Corgi" - one of the most recognisable cars in the world thanks to becoming a model for Corgi Classics diecast model cars. This 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Double Pullman Limousine was auctioned by Bonhams in June, 2012 for GBP4,705,500 (US$7,379,785)
169/637
The "Corgi" - one of the most recognisable cars in the world thanks to becoming a model for Corgi Classics diecast model cars. This 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Double Pullman Limousine was auctioned by Bonhams in June, 2012 for GBP4,705,500 (US$7,379,785)
The "Corgi" - one of the most recognisable cars in the world thanks to becoming a model for Corgi Classics diecast model cars. This 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Double Pullman Limousine was auctioned by Bonhams in June, 2012 for GBP4,705,500 (US$7,379,785)
170/637
The "Corgi" - one of the most recognisable cars in the world thanks to becoming a model for Corgi Classics diecast model cars. This 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Double Pullman Limousine was auctioned by Bonhams in June, 2012 for GBP4,705,500 (US$7,379,785)
The "Corgi" - one of the most recognisable cars in the world thanks to becoming a model for Corgi Classics diecast model cars. This 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Double Pullman Limousine was auctioned by Bonhams in June, 2012 for GBP4,705,500 (US$7,379,785)
171/637
The "Corgi" - one of the most recognisable cars in the world thanks to becoming a model for Corgi Classics diecast model cars. This 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Double Pullman Limousine was auctioned by Bonhams in June, 2012 for GBP4,705,500 (US$7,379,785)
The "Corgi" - one of the most recognisable cars in the world thanks to becoming a model for Corgi Classics diecast model cars. This 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Double Pullman Limousine was auctioned by Bonhams in June, 2012 for GBP4,705,500 (US$7,379,785)
172/637
The "Corgi" - one of the most recognisable cars in the world thanks to becoming a model for Corgi Classics diecast model cars. This 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Double Pullman Limousine was auctioned by Bonhams in June, 2012 for GBP4,705,500 (US$7,379,785)
The "Corgi" - one of the most recognisable cars in the world thanks to becoming a model for Corgi Classics diecast model cars. This 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Double Pullman Limousine was auctioned by Bonhams in June, 2012 for GBP4,705,500 (US$7,379,785)
173/637
The "Corgi" - one of the most recognisable cars in the world thanks to becoming a model for Corgi Classics diecast model cars. This 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Double Pullman Limousine was auctioned by Bonhams in June, 2012 for GBP4,705,500 (US$7,379,785)
The "Corgi" - one of the most recognisable cars in the world thanks to becoming a model for Corgi Classics diecast model cars. This 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Double Pullman Limousine was auctioned by Bonhams in June, 2012 for GBP4,705,500 (US$7,379,785)
174/637
The "Corgi" - one of the most recognisable cars in the world thanks to becoming a model for Corgi Classics diecast model cars. This 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Double Pullman Limousine was auctioned by Bonhams in June, 2012 for GBP4,705,500 (US$7,379,785)
The "Corgi" - one of the most recognisable cars in the world thanks to becoming a model for Corgi Classics diecast model cars. This 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Double Pullman Limousine was auctioned by Bonhams in June, 2012 for GBP4,705,500 (US$7,379,785)
175/637
The "Corgi" - one of the most recognisable cars in the world thanks to becoming a model for Corgi Classics diecast model cars. This 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Double Pullman Limousine was auctioned by Bonhams in June, 2012 for GBP4,705,500 (US$7,379,785)
The "Corgi" - one of the most recognisable cars in the world thanks to becoming a model for Corgi Classics diecast model cars. This 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Double Pullman Limousine was auctioned by Bonhams in June, 2012 for GBP4,705,500 (US$7,379,785)
176/637
The "Corgi" - one of the most recognisable cars in the world thanks to becoming a model for Corgi Classics diecast model cars. This 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Double Pullman Limousine was auctioned by Bonhams in June, 2012 for GBP4,705,500 (US$7,379,785)
The "Corgi" - one of the most recognisable cars in the world thanks to becoming a model for Corgi Classics diecast model cars. This 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Double Pullman Limousine was auctioned by Bonhams in June, 2012 for GBP4,705,500 (US$7,379,785)
177/637
The "Corgi" - one of the most recognisable cars in the world thanks to becoming a model for Corgi Classics diecast model cars. This 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Double Pullman Limousine was auctioned by Bonhams in June, 2012 for GBP4,705,500 (US$7,379,785)
An alloy 1959 Ferrari 250 LWB California Spider Competizione with some credible racing results including fifth outright in the 1960 12 Hours of Sebring and third outright at the 1960 Nassau TT, matching numbers, certified by Ferrari Classiche, documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini. Sold for US$7,260,000 at Pebble Beach in 2010 by Gooding & Co
178/637
An alloy 1959 Ferrari 250 LWB California Spider Competizione with some credible racing results including fifth outright in the 1960 12 Hours of Sebring and third outright at the 1960 Nassau TT, matching numbers, certified by Ferrari Classiche, documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini. Sold for US$7,260,000 at Pebble Beach in 2010 by Gooding & Co
An alloy 1959 Ferrari 250 LWB California Spider Competizione with some credible racing results including fifth outright in the 1960 12 Hours of Sebring and third outright at the 1960 Nassau TT, matching numbers, certified by Ferrari Classiche, documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini. Sold for US$7,260,000 at Pebble Beach in 2010 by Gooding & Co
179/637
An alloy 1959 Ferrari 250 LWB California Spider Competizione with some credible racing results including fifth outright in the 1960 12 Hours of Sebring and third outright at the 1960 Nassau TT, matching numbers, certified by Ferrari Classiche, documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini. Sold for US$7,260,000 at Pebble Beach in 2010 by Gooding & Co
This 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp is the oldest known Rolls-Royce in the world and the company's first show car, exhibited at the 1904 ‘Salon de L'’Automobile in Paris and 1905 Olympia Motor Exhibition in London. Sold by Bonhams for GBP 3,521,500 (US$7,254,290) in 2007.
180/637
This 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp is the oldest known Rolls-Royce in the world and the company's first show car, exhibited at the 1904 ‘Salon de L'’Automobile in Paris and 1905 Olympia Motor Exhibition in London. Sold by Bonhams for GBP 3,521,500 (US$7,254,290) in 2007.
This 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp is the oldest known Rolls-Royce in the world and the company's first show car, exhibited at the 1904 ‘Salon de L'’Automobile in Paris and 1905 Olympia Motor Exhibition in London. Sold by Bonhams for GBP 3,521,500 (US$7,254,290) in 2007.
181/637
This 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp is the oldest known Rolls-Royce in the world and the company's first show car, exhibited at the 1904 ‘Salon de L'’Automobile in Paris and 1905 Olympia Motor Exhibition in London. Sold by Bonhams for GBP 3,521,500 (US$7,254,290) in 2007.
This 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp is the oldest known Rolls-Royce in the world and the company's first show car, exhibited at the 1904 ‘Salon de L'’Automobile in Paris and 1905 Olympia Motor Exhibition in London. Sold by Bonhams for GBP 3,521,500 (US$7,254,290) in 2007.
182/637
This 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp is the oldest known Rolls-Royce in the world and the company's first show car, exhibited at the 1904 ‘Salon de L'’Automobile in Paris and 1905 Olympia Motor Exhibition in London. Sold by Bonhams for GBP 3,521,500 (US$7,254,290) in 2007.
This 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp is the oldest known Rolls-Royce in the world and the company's first show car, exhibited at the 1904 ‘Salon de L'’Automobile in Paris and 1905 Olympia Motor Exhibition in London. Sold by Bonhams for GBP 3,521,500 (US$7,254,290) in 2007.
183/637
This 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp is the oldest known Rolls-Royce in the world and the company's first show car, exhibited at the 1904 ‘Salon de L'’Automobile in Paris and 1905 Olympia Motor Exhibition in London. Sold by Bonhams for GBP 3,521,500 (US$7,254,290) in 2007.
This 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp is the oldest known Rolls-Royce in the world and the company's first show car, exhibited at the 1904 ‘Salon de L'’Automobile in Paris and 1905 Olympia Motor Exhibition in London. Sold by Bonhams for GBP 3,521,500 (US$7,254,290) in 2007.
184/637
This 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp is the oldest known Rolls-Royce in the world and the company's first show car, exhibited at the 1904 ‘Salon de L'’Automobile in Paris and 1905 Olympia Motor Exhibition in London. Sold by Bonhams for GBP 3,521,500 (US$7,254,290) in 2007.
This 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp is the oldest known Rolls-Royce in the world and the company's first show car, exhibited at the 1904 ‘Salon de L'’Automobile in Paris and 1905 Olympia Motor Exhibition in London. Sold by Bonhams for GBP 3,521,500 (US$7,254,290) in 2007.
185/637
This 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp is the oldest known Rolls-Royce in the world and the company's first show car, exhibited at the 1904 ‘Salon de L'’Automobile in Paris and 1905 Olympia Motor Exhibition in London. Sold by Bonhams for GBP 3,521,500 (US$7,254,290) in 2007.
This 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp is the oldest known Rolls-Royce in the world and the company's first show car, exhibited at the 1904 ‘Salon de L'’Automobile in Paris and 1905 Olympia Motor Exhibition in London. Sold by Bonhams for GBP 3,521,500 (US$7,254,290) in 2007.
186/637
This 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp is the oldest known Rolls-Royce in the world and the company's first show car, exhibited at the 1904 ‘Salon de L'’Automobile in Paris and 1905 Olympia Motor Exhibition in London. Sold by Bonhams for GBP 3,521,500 (US$7,254,290) in 2007.
This 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp is the oldest known Rolls-Royce in the world and the company's first show car, exhibited at the 1904 ‘Salon de L'’Automobile in Paris and 1905 Olympia Motor Exhibition in London. Sold by Bonhams for GBP 3,521,500 (US$7,254,290) in 2007.
187/637
This 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp is the oldest known Rolls-Royce in the world and the company's first show car, exhibited at the 1904 ‘Salon de L'’Automobile in Paris and 1905 Olympia Motor Exhibition in London. Sold by Bonhams for GBP 3,521,500 (US$7,254,290) in 2007.
This 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp is the oldest known Rolls-Royce in the world and the company's first show car, exhibited at the 1904 ‘Salon de L'’Automobile in Paris and 1905 Olympia Motor Exhibition in London. Sold by Bonhams for GBP 3,521,500 (US$7,254,290) in 2007.
188/637
This 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp is the oldest known Rolls-Royce in the world and the company's first show car, exhibited at the 1904 ‘Salon de L'’Automobile in Paris and 1905 Olympia Motor Exhibition in London. Sold by Bonhams for GBP 3,521,500 (US$7,254,290) in 2007.
This 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp is the oldest known Rolls-Royce in the world and the company's first show car, exhibited at the 1904 ‘Salon de L'’Automobile in Paris and 1905 Olympia Motor Exhibition in London. Sold by Bonhams for GBP 3,521,500 (US$7,254,290) in 2007.
189/637
This 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp is the oldest known Rolls-Royce in the world and the company's first show car, exhibited at the 1904 ‘Salon de L'’Automobile in Paris and 1905 Olympia Motor Exhibition in London. Sold by Bonhams for GBP 3,521,500 (US$7,254,290) in 2007.
This 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp is the oldest known Rolls-Royce in the world and the company's first show car, exhibited at the 1904 ‘Salon de L'’Automobile in Paris and 1905 Olympia Motor Exhibition in London. Sold by Bonhams for GBP 3,521,500 (US$7,254,290) in 2007.
190/637
This 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp is the oldest known Rolls-Royce in the world and the company's first show car, exhibited at the 1904 ‘Salon de L'’Automobile in Paris and 1905 Olympia Motor Exhibition in London. Sold by Bonhams for GBP 3,521,500 (US$7,254,290) in 2007.
This 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp is the oldest known Rolls-Royce in the world and the company's first show car, exhibited at the 1904 ‘Salon de L'’Automobile in Paris and 1905 Olympia Motor Exhibition in London. Sold by Bonhams for GBP 3,521,500 (US$7,254,290) in 2007.
191/637
This 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp is the oldest known Rolls-Royce in the world and the company's first show car, exhibited at the 1904 ‘Salon de L'’Automobile in Paris and 1905 Olympia Motor Exhibition in London. Sold by Bonhams for GBP 3,521,500 (US$7,254,290) in 2007.
This 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp is the oldest known Rolls-Royce in the world and the company's first show car, exhibited at the 1904 ‘Salon de L'’Automobile in Paris and 1905 Olympia Motor Exhibition in London. Sold by Bonhams for GBP 3,521,500 (US$7,254,290) in 2007.
192/637
This 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp is the oldest known Rolls-Royce in the world and the company's first show car, exhibited at the 1904 ‘Salon de L'’Automobile in Paris and 1905 Olympia Motor Exhibition in London. Sold by Bonhams for GBP 3,521,500 (US$7,254,290) in 2007.
This 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp is the oldest known Rolls-Royce in the world and the company's first show car, exhibited at the 1904 ‘Salon de L'’Automobile in Paris and 1905 Olympia Motor Exhibition in London. Sold by Bonhams for GBP 3,521,500 (US$7,254,290) in 2007.
193/637
This 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp is the oldest known Rolls-Royce in the world and the company's first show car, exhibited at the 1904 ‘Salon de L'’Automobile in Paris and 1905 Olympia Motor Exhibition in London. Sold by Bonhams for GBP 3,521,500 (US$7,254,290) in 2007.
This 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp is the oldest known Rolls-Royce in the world and the company's first show car, exhibited at the 1904 ‘Salon de L'’Automobile in Paris and 1905 Olympia Motor Exhibition in London. Sold by Bonhams for GBP 3,521,500 (US$7,254,290) in 2007.
194/637
This 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp is the oldest known Rolls-Royce in the world and the company's first show car, exhibited at the 1904 ‘Salon de L'’Automobile in Paris and 1905 Olympia Motor Exhibition in London. Sold by Bonhams for GBP 3,521,500 (US$7,254,290) in 2007.
This 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp is the oldest known Rolls-Royce in the world and the company's first show car, exhibited at the 1904 ‘Salon de L'’Automobile in Paris and 1905 Olympia Motor Exhibition in London. Sold by Bonhams for GBP 3,521,500 (US$7,254,290) in 2007.
195/637
This 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp is the oldest known Rolls-Royce in the world and the company's first show car, exhibited at the 1904 ‘Salon de L'’Automobile in Paris and 1905 Olympia Motor Exhibition in London. Sold by Bonhams for GBP 3,521,500 (US$7,254,290) in 2007.
More Art Deco mechanical artistry from French coachbuilders Figoni et Falaschi, though this car has the rare distinction of being the first Teardrop Cabriolet and the only short-wheelbase example with original chassis, engine, and body. Sold by RM/Sothebys for US$7,150,000 in New York in November, 2013. Photo: Michael Furman
196/637
More Art Deco mechanical artistry from French coachbuilders Figoni et Falaschi, though this car has the rare distinction of being the first Teardrop Cabriolet and the only short-wheelbase example with original chassis, engine, and body. Sold by RM/Sothebys for US$7,150,000 in New York in November, 2013. Photo: Michael Furman
More Art Deco mechanical artistry from French coachbuilders Figoni et Falaschi, though this car has the rare distinction of being the first Teardrop Cabriolet and the only short-wheelbase example with original chassis, engine, and body. Sold by RM/Sothebys for US$7,150,000 in New York in November, 2013. Photo: Michael Furman
197/637
More Art Deco mechanical artistry from French coachbuilders Figoni et Falaschi, though this car has the rare distinction of being the first Teardrop Cabriolet and the only short-wheelbase example with original chassis, engine, and body. Sold by RM/Sothebys for US$7,150,000 in New York in November, 2013. Photo: Michael Furman
More Art Deco mechanical artistry from French coachbuilders Figoni et Falaschi, though this car has the rare distinction of being the first Teardrop Cabriolet and the only short-wheelbase example with original chassis, engine, and body. Sold by RM/Sothebys for US$7,150,000 in New York in November, 2013. Photo: Michael Furman
198/637
More Art Deco mechanical artistry from French coachbuilders Figoni et Falaschi, though this car has the rare distinction of being the first Teardrop Cabriolet and the only short-wheelbase example with original chassis, engine, and body. Sold by RM/Sothebys for US$7,150,000 in New York in November, 2013. Photo: Michael Furman
More Art Deco mechanical artistry from French coachbuilders Figoni et Falaschi, though this car has the rare distinction of being the first Teardrop Cabriolet and the only short-wheelbase example with original chassis, engine, and body. Sold by RM/Sothebys for US$7,150,000 in New York in November, 2013. Photo: Michael Furman
199/637
More Art Deco mechanical artistry from French coachbuilders Figoni et Falaschi, though this car has the rare distinction of being the first Teardrop Cabriolet and the only short-wheelbase example with original chassis, engine, and body. Sold by RM/Sothebys for US$7,150,000 in New York in November, 2013. Photo: Michael Furman
More Art Deco mechanical artistry from French coachbuilders Figoni et Falaschi, though this car has the rare distinction of being the first Teardrop Cabriolet and the only short-wheelbase example with original chassis, engine, and body. Sold by RM/Sothebys for US$7,150,000 in New York in November, 2013. Photo: Michael Furman
200/637
More Art Deco mechanical artistry from French coachbuilders Figoni et Falaschi, though this car has the rare distinction of being the first Teardrop Cabriolet and the only short-wheelbase example with original chassis, engine, and body. Sold by RM/Sothebys for US$7,150,000 in New York in November, 2013. Photo: Michael Furman
More Art Deco mechanical artistry from French coachbuilders Figoni et Falaschi, though this car has the rare distinction of being the first Teardrop Cabriolet and the only short-wheelbase example with original chassis, engine, and body. Sold by RM/Sothebys for US$7,150,000 in New York in November, 2013. Photo: Michael Furman
201/637
More Art Deco mechanical artistry from French coachbuilders Figoni et Falaschi, though this car has the rare distinction of being the first Teardrop Cabriolet and the only short-wheelbase example with original chassis, engine, and body. Sold by RM/Sothebys for US$7,150,000 in New York in November, 2013. Photo: Michael Furman
More Art Deco mechanical artistry from French coachbuilders Figoni et Falaschi, though this car has the rare distinction of being the first Teardrop Cabriolet and the only short-wheelbase example with original chassis, engine, and body. Sold by RM/Sothebys for US$7,150,000 in New York in November, 2013. Photo: Michael Furman
202/637
More Art Deco mechanical artistry from French coachbuilders Figoni et Falaschi, though this car has the rare distinction of being the first Teardrop Cabriolet and the only short-wheelbase example with original chassis, engine, and body. Sold by RM/Sothebys for US$7,150,000 in New York in November, 2013. Photo: Michael Furman