Every year many people flock to Pebble Beach for the Monterey Car Week to check out the highly sought after but super rare cars that have made it out of the era that has passed us by and to the auction block. For the most part, the buying and selling of some of these expensive supercars is simply an exchange from one collection to another, but it’s interesting to see not only the prices these cars sell for but also the impressive models that make it across the auction block each year.
1950 Ferrari 166 MM/212 Export “Uovo” by Fontana –This car is nicknamed egg (the meaning of the Uovo name) and it offers an odd aerodynamic shape and look. This is a car that was raced by the Marzotto brothers and has been a historical car that is easy to admire. The price this impressive Ferrari was sold for was $4,510,000.
1959 Ferrari 250 GT Series 1 Cabriolet –We see at least one of these beauties each year and it never fails to amaze me just how gloriously gorgeous they are. This was the last of only 40 of these cars made which makes it one of the most desirable in the world. Because this is a car that many want and only a few can have, the price it sold for at auction was $4,840,000.
1959 Ferrari 410 SuperamericaSeries III Coupe –With only twelve of these cars in existence and the unique paint job that shows up as a British Green color with yellow racing stripes, it’s no wonder this car sold at such a high price. The power of a 4.9-liter V12 engine rests under the hood making this a powerful car that went for a powerful price of $5,335,000.
1955 Ferrari 121 LM Spider by Scaglietti –Here is a serious looking race car from the 1950s that was part of the competition at the Mille Miglia and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The pure sleek beauty of this car makes it one that you would love to stare at all day and get in and drive. This impressive racer was sold for $5,720,000 at auction during the Monterey Car Week.
1959 Aston Martin DB4 GT Prototype –This is easily one of the rarest cars in the world and is why it fetched the high price at auction. This car raced at Le Mans and was eventually converted to a road-spec car prior to the launch of the DB4 GT. As a car that offered originality and was the beginning of something historically amazing, it’sno surprise that it sold for $6,765,000 at auction.
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta by Scaglietti –There’s nothing as gorgeous as a car that has a simple sophistication and elegance to it, and this car certainly falls into that category. This is a car that is easy to admire and is one of the rarest and most desirable Ferrari models on the block. This car was able to fetch a price of $8,305,000 during the auction.
1970 Porsche 917K –As one of the most highly recognized cars at the auction, this is the car that was a test car for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and eventually starred alongside Steve McQueen in the film with the same name. This car is one that was stored for a long time and finally brought out of mothballs to make its way to the auction where it sold for $14,080,000.
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C –This is a car that was one of the racing legends between 1966 and 1970. The number of racing victories won by this car over that period of time is astounding and this happens to be only one of twelve of these cars in existence. These attributes make it seem like a logical choice for anyone to spend $14,520,000 on this car at auction.
1995 McLaren F1 –Here we see a rare car that becomes even rarer when you speak of the numbers. This is number 44 out of 64 that were made as road-going examples of the McLaren F1. This is also one of only seven that were sold and eligible to be used in the US on the roads, with this being the first one. It’s no wonder this amazing car sold for $15,620,000 at the auction.
1956 Aston Martin DBR1 –The most expensive car sold during the Monterey Car Week this year was this impressive machine. This was the first of five produced and it shows off a racing history, rarity, and an original design that is unmatched. By being sold for $22,550,000 this car becomes the most expensive British car ever sold at auction.