3 Largest Amounts of Money Ever Paid for Classic Cars for Sale

Classic cars for sale, unlike other things that people like to collect, can be a very expensive proposition. Sometimes a car can be launched and everyone will consider it a classic, and sometime later it will be sold for preposterous amounts of money.

While many classic car for sale regularly fetch many thousands of dollars at auction, sometimes the prices can truly reach the stratosphere:

  1. Peter D. Williamson Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic. Only four of these vehicles were ever made, and now only two have survived. Peter Williamson was a Bugatti collector, and he bought it for $59,000 in 1971. After Williamson passed away, an anonymous buyer purchased it for a sum that’s reportedly in the $30-$40 million range.
  2. 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa. The Ferrari 250 TR made history by winning 10 out of 19 races from 1958 to 1961, and only 22 were ever made. This particular unit was one of the most raced Ferraris, often placing either first or second. It was sold at auction for $12.4 million.
  3. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder. One of these was owned by the famous actor James Coburn, who spent a lot of his time racing with fellow enthusiasts James garner and Steve McQueen. In 2008, it was sold for a cool $10.8 million.

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