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By April 30, 2018 No Comments

April has been a bad month for drivers of some diesel cars who have suffered a £500 increase in tax.

For most people, that’s a significant amount of cash, but money is no obstacle for the owners of some of the world’s most expensive cars.

We can all dream, so if you win the lottery or are left a huge inheritance by some long-lost distant relative, ClassicLine presents our four favourite mega-money models sold at auction.

This stunning quartet alone would set you back almost $75 million. Better start saving!

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

Unsurprisingly, Ferraris dominate any list of expensive cars sold at auction but we’ve picked the most expensive ever as our favourite.

If you had $38,115,000 hidden down the back of the sofa then you could have bought this awesome piece of machinery via Bonhams in 2014.

Only 39 were ever built and its jaw-dropping price tag is due to the fact it was most raced and best maintained of them all.

1956 Aston Martin DBR1

Changing hands for a cool $22,550,000 at RM Sotheby’s in 2017, this awesome Aston is worth every penny even though it is the most expensive British car ever sold.

It’s racing pedigree is second-to-none and in the hands of the legendary Sir Stirling Moss it enjoyed considerable racing success at the 1959 Nürburgring 1000.

The best of British, indeed.

1904 Rolls-Royce 10 HP

Here’s a true golden oldie!

It is the oldest Rolls-Royce known in existence and, as such, comes in at a hefty $7.3 million, again sold by Bonhams but this time in 2007.

The even better news is that you’ll never get a speeding ticket as it is powered by a mighty 10 bhp engine meaning you can probably cycle faster!

However, what it lacks in power it makes up for in style and elegance, still looking like a horse-drawn carriage.

Just 17 were ever produced, making that Heaven 17.

1929 Mercedes-Benz 38/250 SSK

It is believed just 30 or 35 were made and it was the last car designed by Ferdinand Porsche at Mercedes-Benz before he left to make his own cars, but what became of that.

The car is shorter than many of the extraordinarily long performance models of the day, but it has a massive 7.1-litre supercharged powerplant to make up for that.

A great example of German engineering – a snip at $7.4 million. No surprise but it was sold by Bonhams, the year was 2004.

These are ClassicLine’s favourite expensive classics. Do you have any others?