It’s a challenge to nail down exact prices for the rarest cars in the world. One thing we know about car values is that they’re always changing. You can buy a brand new car and drive it off the lot, and suddenly, the car has a different value than it had five minutes before. When it comes to rare cars, the highest price is simply the most that someone is willing to pay. The 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spider is unquestionably one the rarest cars in the world. Only 10 of this North American Racing Team model were ever built. A pristine ’67 NART Spider was sold at auction in August 2013 for $27.5 million. The winner of the auction was a Canadian entrepreneur named Lawrence Stroll, who made a lot of dough helping to build the Tommy Hilfiger clothing brand. It set a record for the most expensive car sold at auction in the U.S. and the second most expensive at auction worldwide. But what was the most expensive?
It turns out that the most expensive car ever sold at auction was a 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196, a Formula 1 race car driven to victory by Juan Manuel Fangio in the 1954 German and Swiss Grands Prix held at the Nürburgring. That car represented the pinnacle of racing technology in its time and sold at auction for $29.6 million in July 2013. Learn more in the the video below that profiles the world’s rarest cars. If you like it, ‘Share’ it.
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