The 10 most expensive cars ever sold at auction

Luxury car specialists JBR Capital has released a list of the most expensive cars ever sold at auction.

Unsurprisingly Ferrari dominates the list with its famous catalogue of cars and recognisable name popular among vintage car buyers, however the likes of Bugatti and Mercedes-Benz also make strong showings.

Porsche, Bentley, Duesenburg, Ford, Shelby, McLaren, Jaguar, Alfa Romeo and Aston Martin also feature on the list, with seven different auction houses taking the cars under the hammer.

Below BusinessTech looked at the 10 most expensive cars and how much you can expect to pay for them today.


1931 Bugatti Type 41 Royale Kellner Coupe 41141

  • Sale price adjusted for inflation rands: R276,443,590
  • Sale price adjusted for inflation GBP: £15,345,000
  • Sale price at time of sale GBP: £5,500,000
  • Sold by: Christie’s 


1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider 412041

  • Sale price adjusted for inflation rands: R286,416,367
  • Sale price adjusted for inflation GBP: £15,898,575
  • Sale price at time of sale GBP: £15,141,500
  • Sold by: RM Sotheby’s


1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale 06701

  • Sale price adjusted for inflation rands: R310,521,492
  • Sale price adjusted for inflation GBP: £17,236,617
  • Sale price at time of sale GBP: £15,813,000
  • Sold by: RM Sotheby’s


1955 Jaguar D-type XKD501

  • Sale price adjusted for inflation rands: R315,057,058
  • Sale price adjusted for inflation GBP: £17,488,380
  • Sale price at time of sale GBP: £16,655,600
  • Sold by: RM Sotheby’s


1956 Aston Martin DBR/1 DBR1/1

  • Sale price adjusted for inflation rands: R328,146,847
  • Sale price adjusted for inflation GBP: £18,214,976
  • Sale price at time of sale GBP: £17,514,400
  • Sold by: RM Sotheby’s


1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S N.A.R.T. SPIDER 10709

  • Sale price adjusted for inflation rands: R355,126,156
  • Sale price adjusted for inflation GBP: £19,712,560
  • Sale price at time of sale GBP: £17,600,500
  • Sold by: RM Sotheby’s


1956 Ferrari 290 MM 0626

  • Sale price adjusted for inflation rands: R357,912,480
  • Sale price adjusted for inflation GBP: £19,867,225
  • Sale price at time of sale GBP: £18,567,500
  • Sold by: Sotheby’s


1954 Mercedes-Benz W196

  • Sale price adjusted for inflation rands: R395,500,432
  • Sale price adjusted for inflation GBP: £21,953,680
  • Sale price at time of sale GBP: £19,601,500
  • Sold by: Bonhams


1962 Ferrari 250 GTO 3851GT

  • Sale price adjusted for inflation rands: R448,436,938
  • Sale price adjusted for inflation GBP: £24,892,112
  • Sale price at time of sale GBP: £22,836,800
  • Sold by: Bonhams 


1957 Ferrari 335 S 0674

  • Sale price adjusted for inflation rands: R467,224,798
  • Sale price adjusted for inflation £GBP: £25,935,000
  • Sale price at time of sale £GBP: £24,700,000
  • Sold by: Artcurial


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