10 Most Expensive Auction-Sold Classic Cars

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 28 September 2012, 11:39 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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Bangalore: Usually we prefer lighter thoughts in the weekends. But when it comes to cars; no doubt, everyone rolls up their sleeves and set forth. Auctions stories have been even more enchanting for us and here is a list of 10 cars that were the most expensive ones when they were auctioned.

Among the 10 cars enlisted by Business Insider, three are purchased during last month’s classic car week auction held in Pebble Beach for unbelievable pile of dollars. And they were purchased in absolute prices and the prices were not adjusted in the name of inflation.

#10 1962 Ferrari 330 Testa Rossa

In the year 2007, a 1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Testa Rossa, the last Testa Rossa built by Ferrari, was sold for $9.2 million at the RM auctions in Maranello, Italy.

This model is a refined and improved one in the series of its sports-racing cars, with much technical sophistication. Driven by the incomparable endurance racing of the racing-pair, Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien, this front-engine car, is the only 4-liter Testa Rossa built. It is a car that started its life as the Scuderia SEFAC Ferrari 259 TRI60/61 Spider s/n 0780 TR in 1960. Later Ferrari utilized 0780 TR to form the basis for 0808 by the end of 1961. 330 TRI/LM s/n 0808 was sold at RM’s Monterey Sports Car Auction in August 2002.

In 1974, the 330 TRI/LM was spectacularly re-bodied as a coupe by Fantuzzi and commuted in New York City before finding its way into the collection of Pierre Bardinon, who had its original coachbuilder, Fantuzzi, re-create the Le Mans coachwork. Ferrari 330 TRI/LM 0808 was carefully restored to its 1962 Le Mans-winning configuration, powered by its original engine. 

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