The Monterey Car Week is famous for its numerous vintage car auctions, where nearly every year auction records are made. So also this year. We have put together the ten most expensive vehicles for you.
1. Aston Martin DBR1 Baujahr 1956 – 18.853.000 Euro
A new world record for British classic cars was presented by the Aston Martin DBR1 factory car at the RM & Sotheby’s auction in Monterey. The twin car to the Aston Martin DBR 1, which had once won Le Mans. The auctioned racingbolide won at the Nürburgring in 1959 and had some well-known pilots behind the wheel, like Stirling Moss, Carroll Shelby, Jack Brabham or Roy Salvadori.
2. McLaren F1 Baujahr 1995 – 13.100.000 Euro
The US imported McLaren F1 also set a new world record for the sale of such a model.
3. Ferrari 275GTB/C Baujahr 1966 – 12,153,00 Euro
At Gooding & Company, a Ferrari with a very special racing history was sold. Only twelve Ferrari 275 GTB / C were built. The „C“ stands for Competizione. To save weight, the bodies were made of very thin aluminum. Between 1966 and 1970 the auctioned vehicle was on the racetrack and drove some victories.
4. Porsche 917K Baujahr 1970 – 11,785,000 Euro
This Porsche 917K had several glorious appearances. On the one hand he was driven by Rennlegende Jo Siffert, on the other he was the main actor in the Steve McQueen feature film „Le Mans“.
5. Ferrari 250GT SWB Berlinetta – 6,712,000 Euro
The Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta was auctioned at the RM & Sotheby’s auction. Its body is made of Scaglietti and was made of aluminum. Some of the SWB Ferraris were put into the race in Le Mans.
6. Aston Martin DB4 GT Prototyp Baujahr 1959 – 5,650,000 Euro
Der Aston Martin DB4 Prototyp ist ein absolutes Einzelstück und basiert auf einem sehr frühen gekürzten DB4 Chassis. Der Prototyp wurde nach seiner Fertigstellung in den Renneinsatz in Le Mans und Silverstone gebracht. Pilotiert wurde der Prototyp unter anderem von Stirling Moss und John Wyer. Später diente er als Entwicklungs- und Pressefahrzeug.
7. Ferrari 121LM Spider by Scaglietti Baujahr 1955 – 4,778,000 Euro
One of Ferrari’s first four-cylinder engines. Chassis number 0546 LM is one of only two copies of an 118 LM upgrade and the third of a total of four 121 LMs. The first appearance of this specimen was at the Mille Miglia in 1955. 0546 LM was controlled by the respected Italian privateier Paolo Marzotto as Scuderia Ferrari Works start. But the car could not finish the race, at 174 mph a tire burst on the first day.
0546 LM belonged to the trio of the 121 LMs, who took part in the 14 Hours of Le Mans in 1955, Maurice Trintignant and Harry Shell. The car had to give up after 10 hours due to engine problems.
8. Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series III Coupé Baujahr 1959 – 4.456.000 Euro
One of the twelve built Superamerica Series III models, which are now very popular.
9. Ferrari 250GT Series 1 Cabriolet Baujahr 1959 – 4,043,000 Euro
This vehicle was the last of the series of forty copies and previously belonged to about 35 years the Ferrari historian Hillary Raab Jr.
10. Ferrari 166MM/212 Export Uovo by Fontana Baujahr 1850 – 3,765,00 Euro
The Uovo is undoubtedly the living expression of one of the greatest personalities of the Italian racing scene of the 1950s. The spectacular Ferrari offered here is perhaps the most important car of the Marzotto family of the twenty Ferraris owned by the brothers. Completed on February 2, 1950, and delivered to Umberto, chassis number 024 MB made its first trip to Targa Florio, where a clutch problem forced the car to Aus. The next trip of the car was the Mille Miglia with Umberto and co-driver Franco Cristaldi. It returned to Ferrari after a serious accident, where it was completely rebuilt.