Top 25 most valuable cars

By: Lucinda Nguyen

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1907 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost sold for AU$110.3 million (2019) 1907 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost sold for AU$110.3 million (2019) 1907 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost sold for AU$110.3 million (2019)
1935 Duesenberg SSJ sold for $22 million (2018) 1935 Duesenberg SSJ sold for $22 million (2018) 1935 Duesenberg SSJ sold for $22 million (2018)
1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider sold for AU$26,678,025 (2016) 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider sold for AU$26,678,025 (2016) 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider sold for AU$26,678,025 (2016)
1954 Mercedes-Benz W196R sold for AU$34,990,833 (2013) 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196R sold for AU$34,990,833 (2013) 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196R sold for AU$34,990,833 (2013)
1955 Le Mans-winning Jaguar D-Type sold for AU $28.7 million (2016) 1955 Le Mans-winning Jaguar D-Type sold for AU $28.7 million (2016) 1955 Le Mans-winning Jaguar D-Type sold for AU $28.7 million (2016)
1956 Aston Martin DBR1 sold for AU$30,383,306.25 (2017) 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 sold for AU$30,383,306.25 (2017) 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 sold for AU$30,383,306.25 (2017)
1956 Ferrari 290 MM by Scaglietti chassis no.0628 sold for AU $22,005,000 (2018) 1956 Ferrari 290 MM by Scaglietti chassis no.0628 sold for AU $22,005,000 (2018) 1956 Ferrari 290 MM by Scaglietti chassis no.0628 sold for AU $22,005,000 (2018)
1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato sold for AU $26,759,774.38 (2018) 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato sold for AU $26,759,774.38 (2018) 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato sold for AU $26,759,774.38 (2018)
1962-3 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta sold for AU$56,507,043 (2014) 1962-3 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta sold for AU$56,507,043 (2014) 1962-3 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta sold for AU$56,507,043 (2014)
1963 Ferrari 250 GTO (4153 GT) sold for AU$92,891,918.42 (2018) 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO (4153 GT) sold for AU$92,891,918.42 (2018) 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO (4153 GT) sold for AU$92,891,918.42 (2018)
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S NART Spider by Scaglietti sold for AU$37,052,812.50 (2013) 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S NART Spider by Scaglietti sold for AU$37,052,812.50 (2013) 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S NART Spider by Scaglietti sold for AU$37,052,812.50 (2013)
1994 McLaren F1 “LM-Specification” sold for AU$29 million (2019) 1994 McLaren F1 “LM-Specification” sold for AU$29 million (2019) 1994 McLaren F1 “LM-Specification” sold for AU$29 million (2019)

2019 was a relatively quiet year for our ‘most valuable’ list, but there were still a couple of breath-taking results.

We all know that people can spend eye-popping amounts of it on collectible cars, but just how far are they prepared to go? Let’s take a look at the numbers…

Ferraris easily dominate the list, filling up over half of the rankings, however the market overall has been quiet in the year since we last looked at this list – there are only two new entries! In top spot is the recent sale by Volkswagen of a 1907 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost – the first ever made - for a whopping US $75 million (AU $110.3 million).

Another record-setter for this year was the 1994 McLaren F1 LM-Specification, which went for a colossal US $19,805,000 (AU $29 million), the highest number ever publicly paid for a McLaren.

It seems the market has settled down a little from 2018, when the number of cars making up our list was doubled from this year.

See our previous top 50 story.

 

 

01

1907 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

US$75 million (AU$110.3 million) 2019

02

1963 Ferrari 250 GTO (4153 GT)

£52 million (AU$92,891,918.42) @ private sale June 2018

03

1962-3 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta

US$38,115,000 (AU$56,507,043) inc premium @ Quail Lodge & Golf Club August 2014

04

1957 Ferrari 335S Spider Scaglietti

£24.7 million (US $35.7 million) (AU $48,600,373.50) @ Official Artcurial Auction Paris February, 2016

05

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

$48,405,000 @ RM Sotheby’s Monterey, USA 2018

06

1936 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic (1 of 2 survivors)

$40 million privately sold to Walmart Chairman Rob Walton 2010

07

1956 Ferrari 290 MM by Scaglietti chassis no.0626

$28,050,000 (AU$37,733,236.88) @ the RM Sotheby’s New York 2015

08

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S NART Spider by Scaglietti

US $27,500,000 (AU$37,052,812.50) @ RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2013

09

1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale by Scaglietti

US $26.4 million (AU$35,570,700) @ RM Monterey 2014

10

1954 Mercedes-Benz W196R

19,601,500 (AU$34,990,833) @ Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed, July 2013

11

1956 Aston Martin DBR1

US $22,550,000 (AU$30,383,306.25) @ RM Sotheby’s Auction Monterey 2017

12

1994 McLaren F1 "LM-Specification"

US $19,805,000 (AU$29 million) @ Monterey Car Week 2019

13

1955 Le Mans-winning Jaguar D-Type

US $21,780,000 (AU $28.7 million) @ RM Sotheby’s Monterey California 2016

14

1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato

£15 million (AU $26,759,774.38) @ Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed July 2018

15

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider

US $19,800,000 (AU$26,678,025) @ RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2016

16

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider by Scaglietti

US $18,649,760 (AU$25,128,220.38) @ Artcurial Paris 2015

17

1954 Ferrari 375-Plus Sports-racing Two-Seat Spyder Competizione

US $18,309,614 (AU$24,669,916.16) @ Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed June 2014

18

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione

US $18,150,000 (AU$24,454,856.25) @ Gooding Pebble Beach 2016

19

1964 Ferrari 250 LM by Scaglietti

US $17,600,000 (AU $23,713,800) @ RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2015

20

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider

US $17,160,000 (AU $23,120,955.00) @ Gooding Amelia Island 2016

21

1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa

US$16.39 million (AU $22,343,913.35) @ Gooding Monterey 2011

22

1956 Ferrari 290 MM by Scaglietti chassis no.0628

$22,005,000 @ RM Sotheby’s the Petersen Automotive Museum Action 2018

23

1935 Duesenberg SSJ

$22 million @ Gooding Pebble Beach 2018

24

1995 McLaren F1

US$15,620,000 (AU$ 21,152,250) @ Quail Lodge Auction August 2017

25

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider

US$15,180,000 (AU$20,564,346) @ Gooding Pebble Beach 2014

 

Are these cars worth what they were sold for? What would you buy with this much money floating around?

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