From McLaren to Ferrari, here is the list of the cars at auction that exploded the auction houses with their jaw-dropping prices.
Cars – they can be either the embodiment of beauty and fashion in the form of machine, usually too expensive, or just a device to get you to from A to B. In the first case, they have found their way of being duly appreciated and honored. That’s how they ended up in this list of the most expensive cars sold at auction in 2019.
Regardless of who handles the auction, it is a fact the auctions triggers the bidders to desire for the sale car badly, even with staggering prices. As for the prices, there are common contributing factors that affect the value of auctioned cars, such as their low production volumes and rarity restricted supply, allure and appeal, creative design, etc.
Hence, whether because of their uniqueness, or motorsport lineage or aesthetic design, the most expensive cars sold at auction have proved to bring pleasure and a sense of satisfaction to the buyer, meanwhile considerable profit to the dealers.
With that being said, here are some of the most valuable cars sold at auction in 2019. The names in this list include cars like Ferrari, McLaren, Alfa Romeo, Lamborghini, with history as early as the 1930s.
1.One of the Most Expensive Cars Sold at Auction -1994 McLaren F1 with LM-specifications – $19,805,000 – RM Sotheby’s
2. 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta– €16,745 600 – Artcurial
The second most expensive car at auction in 2019 was the classic Alfa Touring Berlinetta. It was sold at Artcurial’s Retromobile sale in Paris. This supercar, boasting an unrepeatable mix of speed, elegance and splendor, is also the third most expensive prewar car ever sold at action.
3. 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider – $9,905,000 – Gooding & Co
This 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider, with Period SCCA Racing History, was the top result at the Gooding Pebble Beach 2019 auction. Estimated to fetch between $11,000,000 – $13,000,000, this supercar, equipped with preferable covered-headlights, was eventually sold for $9,905,000.
4. 2014 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster –$8.3M– Bonhams
Being one of the most exclusive cars in the world, it set a new record as the most valuable Lamborghini ever auctioned in a supercar sale at the end of September of 2019. This model is an open racing precursor with an utmost design and spectacular performance. Italy is famous for other luxurious car releases too.
5. 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB – $8,145,000 – RM Sotheby’s
The 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta was offered with no-reserve and roughly calculated to fetch between $8,000,000 and $10,000,000. It eventually ended up being sold for $8,145,000. Supposedly, the car’s lightweight design and the fact of being considered as “the epitome of 1960s Italian motoring”, served as grounded reasons to be on the list of the astounding cars announced during the Monterey Sale of 2019. By that, it too , appared in the list of the most expensive cars at auction in 2019.
Irrespective of the fact, that there was a pullback in a few areas of the market, these unique cars at auction managed to appear in the top collector-car auction sales in 2019 and bring significant money to the dealers due to some factors.