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Most expensive race cars ever sold
No race car is really cheap. Especially when you consider the quality of the tools, travel cost, safety equipment and fuel involved in the making them. Auto Racing is a very expensive hobby simply due to the fact that race cars are very expensive and can even cost more than a million dollars.
Over the years, there has been a remarkable growth in the car collector market. A lot of legendary race cars have been sold at insane prices.
In this article, we are going to be looking at some of the most expensive cars ever sold.
- 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
This car was sold by the Bonhams for more than thirty-eight million dollars. The reason why this car was considered really valuable was due to the fact that only 36 of it were ever built. Even more, it dominated the racing industry back in the days and won about three championships from 1962 to 1964. This car is considered the most valuable race car on the entire planet.
- Ferrari 335 sport
This race legend was sold at a monumental price of thirty-five million dollars. This car came second in the Swedish Grand Prix as well the Mille Miglia in 1957. In 1958, it went along to win the Cuban Grand Prix. Its fierce result aided Ferrari in winning the World constructors championship. Another reason why this car was sold at a very expensive price is due to the numerous famous names that are attached to it. In the end, the Ferrari 335 became the most expensive race car sold in Europe at an auction.
- Mercedes-Benz W196R
This race giant was sold by the Bonhams for twenty-nine million, seven hundred thousand dollars. The W196 indicated the return of the MB (Mercedes Benz) silver arrows. This car was really dominant from 1954 to 1955.
- Ferrari 290 MM
This car was sold by RM for twenty-eight million dollars. Back in the days, it has a remarkable racing record due to the fact that it won the one-thousand Kilometer race that took place in Buenos Aires. It also raced at the Swedish Grand Prix, where it was second place. It is because of the wonderful name this car was able to make, that made it a real legend in the racing industry.
Racing cars have thrilled many in the past as well as the present. In this article, we have been able to take a look at some of the most expensive race cars ever sold as well as the name they have made for themselves.