The top 10 most expensive car auction sales of all time.

According to Octane Magazine (February 2012) the top 10 auction sales of all time are as follows:

1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa prototype £10,268,562 21 August 2011
1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa 0714TR £8,178,646 17th May 2009
1961 Ferrari 250GT SWB California Spider £7,040,000 18th May 2008
1931 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Coupe £6,282,659 21st August 2011
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Spezial Roadster £5,863,176 19th August 2011
1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Testa Rossa £4,768,710 20th May 2007
1931 Bugatti Type 41 Royale £5,500,000 17th November 1987
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Spezial Roadster £3,905,000 31st October 2007
1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante £4,009,896 17th August 2008
1965 Shelby Daytona Cobra £4,687,850 15th August 2009


So there you have it, four Ferrari’s, two Bugatti’s, two Mercedes-Benz, a Duesenberg and a Shelby Daytona Cobra.  They are all beautiful looking cars, but if money was no object and you could find one to buy (you’d be lucky!) which one would you want the most and why?

For me it would have to be the  1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Spezial Roadster, (followed closely by the 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante).  The lines on the Mercedes-Benz 540K Spezial Roadster are just draw dropping, I could look at this car all day.


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