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SEE: Classic Ferrari sold for a staggering R685-million! Rare cars fetch millions at 2018 Pebble Beach auctions

2018-08-28 19:30

Robin Classen

Many rare and classic cars went under the hammer at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance auction.

Monterey, California plays host to some of the most high-valued and revered cars from different eras as wealthy car-enthusiasts spend millions to own a piece of automotive history.

No small change

According to RM Sotheby's, a rare 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO SI Coupe sold for an eye-watering $48 405 000 (R685-million) became the most expensive purchase and the most valuable car ever sold at auction.

Classic cars: This gorgeous, ultra-rare 1963 Aston Martin sold for an astonishing R306-million!

From American classics to modern day supercars, there was no shortage of pristine collectors cars that made up the 150 models on show.

Check out some of the most expensive models sold: Images by Sothebys

1. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO SI Coupe ($48 405 000)

2. 1935 Duesenberg SSJ Roadster ($22 000 000)

3. 1963 Aston Martin DP215 Competition Prototype ($21 455 000)

4. 1966 Ford GT40 Mk II Coupe ($9 795 000)

5. 1958 Ferrari 250 GT TdF Coupe ($6 600 000)

6. 1955 Maserati A6GCS/53 Spider ($5 170 000)

7. 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial SII Spider ($5 005 000)

8. 1957 Porsche 550A Spyder ($4 900 000)

9. 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Coupe ($4 515 000)

10. 1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Zagato Berlinetta ($4 515 000)


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