Prices of the 5 Most Expensive Classic Cars in the World, Ferrari is the Champion
Classic cars are cars with a production year under 1970. A car will be considered more classic the older it gets. Currently, collecting classic cars is becoming a trend. The reason is, classic cars have high historical value so they are a source of pride for collectors.
However, it takes a lot of money to get it. However, a number of world celebrities do not hesitate to dig into their pockets to get classic cars at fantastic prices.
1. Ferrari 250 GTO (1962)
In first place is the most expensive classic car in the world, namely the Ferrari 250 GTO. According to %%%, this Italian production car was successfully sold at auction in 2018 in Monterey, California for a price of US$ 48.4 million or around Rp. 690 billion.
This classic car is one of only 36 ever made, unique in every way. The design of this car looks sporty and is not outdated by the times. This car is equipped with a V12 engine with 3000cc power which can produce 296 HP of power with a claimed maximum speed of 174 mph.
2. Ferrari 335 S Spider (1957)
The 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider is in second place as the most expensive classic car in the world. This car, which was produced in 1957, was only produced in 4 units. The Ferrari 335 S also has a long and excellent history in the world of racing. It is recorded that this car was once used by a racing team from North America, namely Luigi Chinetti.
Unfortunately, at that time the Ferrari 335 S had an accident and the driver, Alfonso de Portago, died behind the wheel. This car’s engine is equipped with 4000cc V12 power with a maximum speed of 186 mph. The design of this car looks exotic, reflecting the character of ancient racing cars. This car was sold for US$ 38.3 million.
3. Mercedes-Benz W196 (1954)
Third place went to the Mercedes-Benz W196 produced in 1954. The Mercedes-Benz W196 Formula One car competed in two World Championship races and won both, respectively, in 1954 and 1955.
This German production car has succeeded in breaking Ferrari’s position in the top 3 most expensive classic cars in the world. This Mercy W196 was successfully sold at auction, for US$ 32.17 million.
4. Ferrari 290 MM (1956)
The Ferrari 290 MM car was produced in 1956. Using a 3.5 liter V12 engine, this car is said to be able to reach a maximum speed of up to 280 km/hour.
Similar to several other classic cars, the Ferrari 290 MM is also a racing car. One thing that makes this car have extraordinary value is when it competed in the 1956 Mille Miglia and was won by racer Eugenio Castellotti.
5. Ferrari 275 GTB/4S NART Spider (1967)
Still from Ferrari, the Ferrari 275 GTB/4S NART Spider is in fifth position. NART (North American Racing Team) was an endurance racing team created by North American Ferrari importer Luigi Chinetti, to promote the Prancing Horse brand in America, until 1982.
Only ten NART Spiders were built by the factory, at special request from Chinetti. Based on the 275 GTB, this car is equipped with a 3.3 liter V12 engine. The machine is capable of producing up to 300 hp and visit us.