The Most Expensive Car Ever Sold At Auction is a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO,which went for $38,115,000 at the 2014 Bonhams auction in Los Angeles,CA.This red 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta, said to be one of only a handful, was snapped up for $38.1 million , becoming the most expensive car ever sold at auction. The previous record was held by a 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196R Formula 1 model bought in Britain last year for $30 million.
Exact 1:12 scale reproduction of the Maserati Tipo 61 that Stirling Moss and Dan Gurney drove to victory at the prestigious 1000 km Nurburgring in 1960 in the famous blue and white colours of the Camoradi racing team. Better known as the "Birdcage" because of its intricate multi-tubular chassis, the "Tipo 61" is one of the most important cars in the history of Maserati, considered to be the ultimate expression of front-engine racing cars in the early 1960's. This magnificent limited edition model car, with 2000 pieces produced, reproduces the original car down to the finest detail: from the 250 hp 2.9-litre 4-cylinder engine, complete with every accessory, to the cockpit, finished with the greatest care. The bonnet, boot and doors open, and the front wheels swivel. A real gem comprising 278 parts and 318 decorations, and a must-have for any collector.
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One of the greatest post war sports cars of all time, the 1953 Jaguar XK 120 employed very advanced technology. A dual overhead cam 3.4 L straight-6 with an alloy cylinder head and twin side draft SU carburetors developed 160 bhp with the standard 8:1 compression ratio. The XK 120 name referred to the top speed the car was capable of - 120 mph (193 km/h) - and at the time of its introduction in 1951, the Jag could lay claim to being the world's fastest standard production car.
The genesis of the Ford Thunderbird can be traced back to the end of World War II. Many American GI's stationed in England during the war acquired a taste for the sleek and agile MG's and Jaguars. Chevy answered the call with its famous Corvette, prompting Ford's brilliant response. The Thunderbird is somewhat less sporting than the Corvette, but more comfortable and luxurious. It's plenty potent, however, with a 285 hp V-8.