The market for classic cars is one that just keeps growing. The world’s super-rich aren’t short of a few bob and are eager for somewhere to invest it. That has seen demand for ultra-rare cars boom in recent years, pushing classic car auction prices up ever higher. This trend looks set to continue, making the best classic, exotic and luxury cars look like fairly sound investments – if you’ve got a few spare million kicking around… And here are the most expensive cars ever sold all over the world.
20. Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta ‘Competizione’ : US$12,402,500
The Ferrari 340 Mexico was a Ferrari race car. It used 4.1l Lampredi V12 engine producing around 280bhp. Just 4 were made in 1952, 3 Vignale Berlinettas and 1 Vignale Spyder; all designed by Giovanni Michelotti.
The Ferrari 340 MM was a more powerful version of the 340 Mexico which was intended for the Carrera Panamericana. The use of Weber carburettors helped the 340 achieve 280 hp (209 kW) at 6600 rpm. 11 examples were made, 4 Pinin Farina Berlinettas, 2 Touring Spyders and 5 Vignale Spyders (designed by Giovanni Michelotti). Some were converted to 375 MM spec.
19. Jaguar C-Type Works Lightweight : US$12,812,800
The Jaguar C-Type (also called the Jaguar XK120-C) is a racing sports car built by Jaguar and sold from 1951 to 1953. The “C” stands for “competition”.
The car used the running gear of the contemporary XK120 in a lightweight tubular frame and aerodynamic aluminium body. A total of 53 C-Types were built.