Top 10 Biggest Classic Car Sales of 2014



2015-06-26 11:26:04

The ten most valuable classic cars sold at auction around the world in 2014.

10) 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB / C by Scaglietti

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This matching-numbers car was the ninth of just 12 examples ever built. Given Ferrari Classiche certification, and described as "perhaps the finest, most original example of its kind", the car sold at the RM Auctions Monte Carlo sale in May for $7,860,285. - - - - - -

9) 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione 'Tour de France'

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This Ferrari Classiche- certified car had a superb racing history, having achieved top 10 finishes at the 1956 and 1957 Tour de France Automobile events. The eighth of nine examples ever built, it sold at the RM Auctions London sale in September for $7,862,554. - - - - - -

8) 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider

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This well-documented car was one of just 50 California Spiders built, and was described as possibly "the most beautiful car to ever come out of Maranello". Having formerly belonged to several notable Ferrari collectors through the years, the Spider sold at the RM Auctions Arizona sale in January for $8,800,000. - - - - - -

7) 1957 Ferrari 250 GT

This 1957 250 GT is one of only nine examples built, with just eight known to have survived. With an impressive racing history which included the Mille Miglia and the Coppa Inter-Europa, the fully-restored car was documented by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini. Having won awards at the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the car sold at the Gooding & Company Scottsdale sale in January for $9,460,000. - - - - - -

6) 1967 Ferrari 275GTB/4 coupe

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This Ferrari 275GTB/4 was delivered new to actor Steve McQueen on the set of Bullitt in 1967, and owned by the Hollywood icon for four years. It was later sold to Guy Williams, star of the TV show Lost in Space, before being restored and certified by Ferrari Classiche. After spending years as a star attraction of the company's Maranello museum, the car sold at the RM Auctions Pebble Beach sale in August for $10,175,000. - - - - - -

5) 1964 Ferrari 250LM coupe

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This 250LM coupe was the 19th of only 32 examples ever built. Having been displayed at the 1969 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the car passed through numerous notable collections before being fully restored in 2009. After being given Red Book certification by Ferrari Classiche, it became an award-winner at international concours events and sold at the RM Auctions Pebble Beach sale in August for $11,550,000. - - - - - -

4) 1961 Ferrari 250GT California SWB Spider

As one of just 56 built, this 250GT California SWB Spider has the added rarity of being amongst only 37 to feature covered headlights and an optional hard-top. Ferrari Classiche-certified, the car was a prominent fixture at international concours events and vintage rallied before selling at the Gooding & Company Pebble Beach auction in August for $15,180,000. - - - - - -

3) 1954 Ferrari 375-Plus Spider Competizione

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This Ferrari was built for exclusive use by the works racing team, and was campaigned in famous events such as the Mille Miglia, the Le Mans 24 Hour race and the Carrera Panamericana during the 1950s. Having been rescued from disrepair by a Belgian collector, the historic and fully-restored car sold at the Bonhams Goodwood sale in June for $16,380,895. - - - - - -

2) 1964 Ferrari 275GTB/C Speciale coupe

(Image: RM Auctions)

This highly rare example was the first of only three Works Berlinetta Competizione cars ever built. In 1965 the car placed third in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the best finish ever recorded by a front-engined car that remains a record five decades later. Described as "one of the most important cars in the world", the hand-built machine sold at the RM Auctions Pebble Beach sale in August for $26,400,000. - - - - - -

1) 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta

(Image: Bonhams)

The Ferrari GTO remains the world's most sought-after car, with unconfirmed private sales rumoured to have surpassed $50 million. In August, the first 250 GTO Berlinetta to appear at auction in 14 years crossed the block at the Bonhams Pebble Beach sale. One of just 39 examples ever built, the car had spent 49 years under the ownership of Fabrizio Violati as part of the famed Maranello Rosso Collection. It sold after furious bidding for $38,115,000, setting a new world auction record for a classic car. - - - - - -

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