Some cars are very expensive and still people buy them. Many people who want to own such cars are willing to pay a lot of money for them. Especially valuable are some vintage cars that are no longer in production. Such vehicles were used in the past by businessmen, monarchs, religious leaders and other famous people. At the present time, such machines have become truly legendary. Below is a list of the most valuable and popular vintage cars.
10. Shelby Daytona Cobra 1965
A series of such cars was designed specifically for car racing. These sports cars are British. Only a few Shelby Daytona Cobra vehicles were built between 1964 and 1965. Their creator is Carroll Shelby, a famous designer and racer. In 1965, the Shelby Daytona was awarded the top prize at the World Vehicle Manufacturers Championship. We can say that cars from this series became the most striking and memorable in the 1960s.
9. the Mercedes-Benz 540K Special the Roadster 1937
This machine was created in Nazi Germany. The manufacturers of such a vehicle are Hans Gustav Rohr and Friedrich Geiger. In total, they created 26 such copies. Bernie Ecclestone, who drove Formula 1, owned one such car until 2007. Then Ecclestone put it up for auction (along with other vehicles that he owned). All original elements of this car have been retained, including the engine and transmission.
8. Ferrari 340 MM
Such cars were created by the Italian manufacturer Ferrari in the middle of the twentieth century. These car models are sporty. In total, the manufacturer has created only 3 such vehicles. The Ferrari 340 MM took part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The abbreviation in the name of the car stands for Mille Miglia. It is the famous Italian long distance race that took place from 1927 to 1957.
7. the Mercedes-Benz SSK 1929
Such sports vehicles were produced in Germany from 1928 to 1932. Mercedes-Benz SSK models were very popular at that time. These were the last vehicles designed for Mercedes by Ferdinand Porsche. After that, he started creating his own company. Such a model was easily used even in rather severe cold weather, its engine quickly responded to pressing the pedal and worked very smoothly. This vehicle seemed to be quite large, heavy, but it entered the turn very easily, it kept to the road well.
6. Rolls-Royce 10 hp 1904
At the beginning of the 20th century, an agreement was signed between Henry Royce and Charles Rolls. Rolls-Royce 10 hp 1904 – the first car that was subsequently created under the Rolls-Royce brand. From 1904 to 1906, manufacturers created 16 of these vehicles (although at first they planned 20), but to this day they have not survived. Now there are only 4 of them. One of the vehicles was purchased in 2007 by a buyer who collects various cars.
5. Mercedes-Benz W196
It is a legendary sports car designed to compete in Formula 1. The Mercedes-Benz W196 was created with the help of Hans Scherenberg. This vehicle has won many races. In the summer of 2013, the Mercedes-Benz W196R was purchased at auction for $ 30 million. Juan Manuel Fangio, racing driver from Argentina, won one of his victories thanks to this particular car. When creating the Mercedes-Benz W196, a wind tunnel was used: before that, such cars did not take part in Formula 1.
4. Bugatti Type 41 Royale
The car manufacturer is Bugatti Automobiles. The Bugatti Type 41 Royale was built from 1934 to 1940. Experts called such a vehicle one of the best for its time. The manufacturer created 6 machines, and they all exist today. Each car has its own exclusive body. Ettore Bugatti, the owner of the manufacturing company, strove to create a machine that only kings deserve. The Bugatti Type 41 Royale meets this manufacturer’s requirement very well.
3. Ferrari 250 GTO
This sports car was created specifically for the International Automobile Federation: it was supposed to become a participant in auto racing. Between 1962 and 1964, the manufacturer Ferrari created 39 of these vehicles. They all still exist. The first owner of this model was race car driver Jo Schlesser. In 1962, she took part in the Tour De France Automobile race and took one of the prizes. In 2012, one of the Ferrari 250 GTO models was purchased for $ 52 million. An unknown buyer became the owner of this vehicle.
2. Ferrari TR 1957
The Ferrari Testa Rossa is the most expensive car purchased at a US auction in California. It was sold for more than $ 16 million (this happened in 2011). This vehicle was created in the “golden age” of Ferrari: at that time it won almost all important competitions. The name of such a car translates as “red head” – for the scarlet covers. Today Ferrari engines can be recognized precisely by this detail. The 1957 Ferrari TR is one of the highest quality vehicles from this company. A total of 34 cars were produced.
1. Bugatti Type 57 S 1937
Such models were created by the manufacturer Bugatti Automobiles. These vehicles were produced from 1934 to 1940. In 2010, the Bugatti Type 57 S model, created in 1937, was sold at auction. An anonymous buyer bought it for $ 30-40 million. For its time, the Bugatti Type 57 S car was distinguished by a very powerful engine. The costs of creating such a vehicle were very significant, so serial production did not last very long.