The 75 Most Expensive Cars Ever Sold at Auction Part 1

Wednesday 27th June 2018 - Jordan Prichard

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The 75 Most Expensive Cars Ever Sold at Auction Part 1

The guys over at JBR Capital have compiled an extensive list of the most expensive cars EVER sold at auction! With 75 head-turning motors in the list, it's definitely worth checking out. Part 1 runs through number 75 to 37.

Cars. love them or hate them, we can all appreciate a beautiful automobile when we see one. JBR Capital took their time compiling this extensive list of the most expensive cars ever auctioned, they even adjusted the prices to allow for inflation! 

The list is predictably and perhaps deservedly dominated by the Italian Stallion that is Ferrari, but there are so many other beautiful and prestigious marques gracing the list. This is part 1, which starts at number 75, we work our way through to number 37. Part 2 follows and takes us from number 36 all the way through to number 1! 

 

75 - 1937 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K SPECIAL ROADSTER LONG TAIL 154086


 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £5,388,900
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £3,905,000
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $8,235,112
RM Auctions 10-2007
Link to site:https://www.rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/LF07/Automobiles-of-London/lots/r146-1937-mercedes-benz-540k-special-roadster/202905

 

74. 1950 FERRARI 275/340 AMERICA BARCHETTA 0030MT


 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £ 5,454,716
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £ 5,097,866
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $ 7,975,000
RM Auctions 8-2015
Link to site:https://www.rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/MO15/Monterey/lots/r110-1950-ferrari-275s340-america-barchetta-by-scaglietti/180593

 

73. 1937 BUGATTI 57SC ATALANTE 57511


 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £5,590,588
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £ 4,235,294
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $ 7,920,000
Gooding & Company 8-2008
Link to site:https://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1937-bugatti-type-57sc-atalante-coupe/

 

72. 1960 FERRARI 250 GT SWB BERLINETTA COMPETIZIONE 1905GT


 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £5,747,209
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £5,131,437
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $8,140,000
RM Auctions 1-2013
Link to site: https://www.rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/AZ13/Arizona/lots/r159-1960-ferrari-250-gt-swb-berlinetta-competizione-by-carrozzeria-scaglietti/293441

 

71. 1959 FERRARI 250 GT LWB CALIFORNIA SPIDER 1307GT


 

 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £5,813,729
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £5,433,392
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $8,500,000
RM Auctions 8-2015
Link to site:https://www.rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/MO15/Monterey/lots/r181-1959-ferrari-250-gt-lwb-california-spider-by-scaglietti/180574

 

70. 1958 FERRARI 250 GT LWB CALIFORNIA SPIDER 1073GT


 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £5,824,874
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £5,200,781
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $8,250,000
Gooding & Company 1-2013
Link to site:https://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1958-ferrari-250-gt-lwb-california-spider-2/

 

69. 1965 FERRARI 275 GTB SPECIALE 06437


 

 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £5,833,333
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £5,833,333
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $8,085,000
Gooding & Company 1-2018
Link to site:https://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1965-ferrari-275-gtb-speciale/

 

68. 1959 FERRARI 250 GT BERLINETTA INTERIM COMPETIZIONE 1519GT


 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £5,834,293
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £5,452,611
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $8,525,000
Bonhams 8-2015
Link to site:https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/22792/lot/56/

 

67. 1958 FERRARI 250 GT LWB CALIFORNIA SPIDER 1055GT


 

 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £5,840,588
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £5,358,338
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $8,800,000
RM Auctions 1-2014
Link to site:http://old.rmsothebys.com/az14/arizona/lots/1958-ferrari-250-gt-lwb-california-spider-by-scaglietti/1064477

 

66. 1929 BENTLEY 4.5 LITRE SUPERCHARGED BIRKIN HB3402


Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £5,848,140
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £5,041,500
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $7,918,179
Bonhams 6-2012
Link to site:https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20143/lot/204/

 

65. 1928 MERCEDES-BENZ 680S TORPEDO ROADSTER SAOUTCHIK 35949


 

 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £5,913,447
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £5,279,864
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $8,250,000
RM Auctions 8-2013
Link to site:https://www.rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/MO13/Monterey/lots/r196-1928-mercedes-benz-680s-torpedo-roadster-by-carrosserie-j-saoutchik/293772

 

64. 1965 SHELBY COBRA DAYTONA COUPE CSX2601


Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £5,987,699
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £4,714,724
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $7,250,000
Mecum 8-2009
Link to site:https://www.mecum.com/news/2009/08/15/1965-shelby-daytona-cobra-coupe-sells-for-725-million/2102/

 

63. 1951 FERRARI 340 AMERICA BARCHETTA 0116/A


 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £6,019,370
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £ 5,732,734
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $8,232,300
RM Auctions 5-2016
Link to site:https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/MC16/Monaco/lots/r112-1951-ferrari-340-america-barchetta-by-touring/175381

 

62. 1997 M?LAREN F1 066


 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £6,071,140
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £5,420,661
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $8,470,000
Gooding & Company 8-2013
Link to site:https://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1997-mclaren-f1/

 

61. 1955 FERRARI 410S BERLINETTA 0594CM


 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £6,096,090
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £5,255,250
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $8,250,000
RM Auctions 8-2012
Link to site:https://www.rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/MO12/Monterey/lots/r165-1955-ferrari-410-s-berlinetta-by-carrozzeria-scaglietti/280748

 

60. 1937 BUGATTI TYPE 57SC ATALANTE 57523


 

 

 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £6,268,254
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £5,596,656
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $8,745,000
Gooding & Company 8-2013
Link to site:https://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1937-bugatti-type-57sc-atalante/

 

59. 1929 MERCEDES-BENZ 38/250 SSK 36045


Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £6,268,254
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £4,181,500
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $7,443,070
Bonhams 9-2004
Link to site:https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/11095/lot/144/

 

58. 1962 FERRARI 250 GT SWB CALIFORNIA SPIDER 3119GT


Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £6,329,493
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £5,465,460
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $8,580,000
RM Auctions 5-2007
Link to site:https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/MO12/Monterey/lots/r238-1962-ferrari-250-gt-swb-california-spyder/280704

 

57. 1962 FERRARI 330 TRI/LM SPIDER 0808

 


Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £6,473,442
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £4,690,900
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $9,361,000
RM Auctions 5-2007
Link to site:https://www.rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/FF07/Ferrari-%E2%80%93-Leggenda-e-Passione/lots/l221-1962-ferrari-330-trilm-testa-rossa-spyder/194079

 

56. 1953 FERRARI 375 MM SPIDER 0364AM


 

 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £6,504,792
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £5,807,850
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $9,075,000
RM Auctions 8-2013
Link to site:https://www.rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/MO13/Monterey/lots/r228-1953-ferrari-375-mm-spider-by-pinin-farina/293757

 

55. 1939 BUGATTI TYPE 57S CABRIOLET VANVOOREN 57513

 


 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £6,582,819
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £6,329,634
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $7,700,000
RM Auctions 8-2013
Link to site:https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/AM17/Amelia-Island/lots/r103-1937-bugatti-type-57s-cabriolet-by-vanvooren/407159

 

54. 1966 FERRARI 275 GTB COMPETIZIONE 09079

 


 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £6,632,181
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £6,198,300
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $9,405,000
Bonhams 1-2015
Link to site:https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/22205/lot/128/

 

53. 1967 FERRARI 275 GTB/4 EX-STEVE MCQUEEN 10621

 


 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £6,643,168
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £6,094,650
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $10,175,000
Bonhams 1-2015
Link to site:https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/MO14/Monterey/lots/r154-1967-ferrari-275-gtb4-by-scaglietti/181132

 

52. 1935-36 ALFA ROMEO 8C-35 GRAND PRIX RACING MONOPOSTO
50013

 


Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £6,650,000
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £5,937,500
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $9,427,562
Bonhams 9-2013
Link to site:https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20931/lot/235/

 

51. 1961 FERRARI 250 GT SWB BERLINETTA 2985GT


 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £6,708,452
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £6,450,435
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $8,305,000
RM Sotheby’s 8-2017
Link to site:https://www.rmsothebys.com/mo17/monterey/lots/1961-ferrari-250-gt-swb-berlinetta-by-scaglietti/1703949

 

50. 1957 FERRARI 250 GT ‘TOUR DE FRANCE’ 0703GT


Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £6,780,760
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £6,054,250
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $9,460,000
RM Auctions 1-2015
Link to site:https://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1957-ferrari-250-gt-14-louver-berlinetta/

 

49. 1964 FERRARI 250 LM 5899


 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £6,793,055
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £6,348,650
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $9,625,000
RM Auctions 1-2015
Link to site:https://www.rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/AZ15/Arizona/lots/r243-1964-ferrari-250-lm-by-scaglietti/181430

 

48. 1982 PORSCHE 956 COMPETITION 956-003


 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £6,919,326
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £6,466,660
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $10,120,000
RM Auctions 1-2015
Link to site:https://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1982-porsche-956/

 

47. 1937 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K SPECIAL ROADSTER LONG TAIL 154140


 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £7,139,440
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £5,852,000
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $9,680,000
RM Auctions 8-2011
Link to site:https://www.rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/MO11/Monterey/lots/r117-1937-mercedes-benz-540-k-spezial-roadster-by-sindelfingen/192230

 

46. 1937 BUGATTI TYPE 57SC SPORT TOURER VANDEN PLAS 57541


 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £7,223,842
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £6,879,850
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $9,735,000
Bonhams 3-2016
Link to site:https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/23133/lot/139/

 

45. 1937 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K SPECIAL ROADSTER LONG TAIL 130894


Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £7,240,012
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £6,895,250
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $9,900,000
RM Sotheby’s 1-2016
Link to site:https://www.rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/AZ16/Arizona/lots/r264-1937-mercedes-benz-540-k-special-roadster-by-sindelfingen/175045

 

44. 1961 FERRARI 250 GT SWB CALIFORNIA SPIDER EX JAMES COBURN 2377GT


 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £7,389,360
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £5,598,000
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $10,897,900
RM Auctions 5-2008
Link to site:https://www.rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/FF08/Ferrari-%E2%80%93-Leggenda-e-Passione/lots/r109-1961-ferrari-250-gt-swb-california-spyder/192637

 

43. 1959 FERRARI 250 GT LWB CALIFORNIA SPIDER 1503GT


 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £7,450,352
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £7,163,800
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $9,453,335
RM Sotheby’s 9-2017
Link to site:https://www.rmsothebys.com/ff17/ferrari–leggenda-e-passione/lots/1959-ferrari-250-gt-lwb-california-spider-by-scaglietti/1705001

42. 1964 FERRARI 250 LM 6045


 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £7,540,892
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £6,918,250
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $11,550,000
RM Auctions 8-2014
Link to site:https://www.rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/MO14/Monterey/lots/r204-1964-ferrari-250-lm-by-scaglietti/181177

 

41. 1931 DUESENBERG MODEL J LWB COUPE BY MURPHY 2478


 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £7,626,220
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £6,251,000
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $10,340,000
Gooding & Company 8-2011
Link to site:https://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1931-duesenberg-model-j-long-wheelbase-coupe/

 

40. 2017 FERRARI APERTA


 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £7,872,456
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £7,569,670
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $9,982,000
Gooding & Company 8-2011
Link to site:https://www.rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/FF17/Ferrari-%E2%80%93-Leggenda-e-Passione/lots/r141-2017-ferrari-laferrari-aperta/466810

 

39. 1960 FERRARI 250 GT SWB BERLINETTA 1995GT


 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £7,909,440
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £7,392,000
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $11,444,300
H&H 10-2015
Link to site:https://online.handh.co.uk/m/lot-details/index/catalog/38/lot/12434/?url=%2Fm%2Fview-auctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F38%2F%3Fpage%3D4

 

38. 1968 FORD GT40 EX MOVIE LE MANS STEVE MCQUEEN P/1074


 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £8,128,120
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £7,007,000
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $11,000,000
RM Auctions 8-2012
Link to site:https://www.rmsothebys.com/mo12/monterey/lots/1968-ford-gt40-gulf-mirage-lightweight-racing-car/1052428

 

37. 1960 FERRARI 250 GT LWB CALIFORNIA SPIDER 1639GT


Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £8,331,352
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £7,182,200
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $11,275,000
Gooding & Company 8-2012
Link to site:https://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1960-ferrari-250-gt-lwb-california-spider-competizione/36/

 

36. 1932 BUGATTI TYPE 55 55213


 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £8,350,650
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £7,953,000
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $10,400,000
Gooding & Comp 8-2012
Link to site:https://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1932-bugatti-type-55-roadster-2/

 

35. 1936 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K SPECIAL ROADSTER LONG TAIL 130949


 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £8,697,100
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £7,497,500
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $11,770,000
Gooding & Comp 8-2012
Link to site:https://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1936-mercedes-benz-540-k-special-roadster/

 

34. 1956 FERRARI 250 GT ‘TOUR DE FRANCE’ 0557GT


 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £9,025,182
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £8,434,750
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $13,200,000
RM Auctions 8-2015
Link to site:https://www.rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/MO15/Monterey/lots/r250-1956-ferrari-250-gt-berlinetta-competizione-tour-de-france-by-scaglietti/180501

 

33. 1953 JAGUAR C-TYPE WORKS LIGHTWEIGHT XKC052


 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £9,028,499
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £8,437,850
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $13,200,000
RM Auctions 8-2015
Link to site:https://www.rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/MO15/Monterey/lots/r212-1953-jaguar-c-type-works-lightweight/180598

 

32. 1998 McLAREN F1 LM-SPECIFICATION 073


 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £9,404,558
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £8,789,400
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $13,750,000
RM Auctions 8-2015
Link to site:https://www.rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/MO15/Monterey/lots/r171-1998-mclaren-f1-lm-specification/180564

 

31. 1953 FERRARI 340/375 MM BERLINETTA COMPETIZIONE 0320AM


 

Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £9,439,304
Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £8,427,950
Sale price at time of sale $USD: $12,812,800
RM Auctions 5-2013
Link to site:https://www.rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/VE13/Villa-Erba/lots/r106-1953-ferrari-340375-mm-berlinetta-competizione-by-pinin-farina/293589

 

That concludes part 1, join us in part 2, to find out which beautiful cars made the top spot! 

 

Source: https://jbrcapital.com/blog/the‑75‑most‑expensive‑cars‑sold‑at‑auction/