The market for vintage cars is currently booming. With a ton of help from Mecum Auctions being televised across the United States, prices for rare collector cars have hit record highs.
Million dollar cars are a thing of the past with some extremely rare vehicles hammering for nearly $50 million.
10. 1955 Jaguar D-Type $21,780,000
The Jaguar D-Type was designed specificially to win at the Le Mans 24-hour race, which it ultimately accomplished in 1957.
9. Duesenberg SSJ $22,000,000
The Duesenberg Model J is the ultimate luxury car made by Duesenberg. The vehicle was intended to compete in the class of the most luxurious and powerful cars in the world. However, the Duesenberg Model J was introduced in 1928, the year before the stock market crash that brought us the Great Depression.
8. 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 $22,550,000
The Aston Martin DBR1 is most famously known for winning the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans, Aston Martin’s only outright victory at the endurance classic.
7. 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale $26,400,000
The Ferrari 275 is a series of front-engined V12-powered gt automobiles with two-seater coupé and spider bpdy options made by Ferrari between 1964 and 1968. The 275 marked the first era of road-going Ferraris equipped with both transaxles and independent rear suspension setups.
6. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S NART Spider $27,500,000
5. 1956 Ferrari 290 MM Scaglietti Spyder $28,050,000Wikimedia Commons
4. 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 $29,600,000
The Mercedes-Benz W196 was a Formula One racecar made for the 1954 and 1955 F1 racing seasons. The car was driven by Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss who won 9 of the 12 races they drove it in as well as World Championships in both seasons.
3. 1957 Ferrari 335 S $35,711,359Wikimedia Commons
2. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO $38,115,000
1. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO $48,405,000
When new, the GTO cost $18,000 in the United States and just 36 were ever produced, making this one excellent investment at the time.