World’s Most Desirable Classic Cars

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Classic luxury cars are like fine art. They’re coveted, rare, of fine production, and tremendously valuable over time. Here is a list of the most expensive and its recent prices.

Peter D. Williamson Bugatti Type 57S Atlantic – $30-$40 million

This Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic was based on the “Aerolithe” concept car which has a distinctive seam like a dorsal fin. Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful automobiles created. Only four of these cars were produced and two have survived. One is owned by fashion designer Ralph Lauren and the other by the late Bugatti collector, Dr. Peter Williamson. Williamson’s Bugatti was originally owned by Lord Victor Rothschild.

1934 “Star of India” Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental – $13 million

Built for the Maharajah of Rajkot and is only one of 281 Continental Phantom II’s ever produced. It has 14 headlights and an unique orange-over-aluminum color combination.

1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa – $12.4 million

This Ferrari, one of twenty-two of its kind that features a pontoon-like design by Carrozzeria Scaglietti, is known for having won 10 of 19 races.

1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder – $10.8 million

This Ferrari was owned by the Magnificent Sevens star James Coburn for 25 years.

007 Aston Martin DB5 – $5-$10 million

This 1964 Aston Martin DB5 is one of two driven by James Bond (007) actor Sean Connery in “Goldfinger” that is equipped with twin machine guns (non-functioning) mounted in its front turn signals, ejector seat (non-functioning) and revolving license plates. The other DB5 is believed to have been destroyed in 1997.

1937 Bugatti Type 57S – $4.4 million

This 1937 Bugatti Type 57S is only one of 17 Type 57S, a version of Type 57 modified for competitions.


photo credit: gooding & company, born rich, rm auctions

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