Cars are a big deal. They've shaped the world over the last century, so it's pretty natural that we're all interested in them. But if you want a nice car, you're going to have to pay more. And if you want a really, really nice car... it isn't going to be cheap. The most expensive cars in the world aren't the newest. When someone drops tens of millions on a car, they want more than bells and whistles and power locks and windows. They're looking for a sense of history, which is why the highest priced cars ever are usually more than fifty years old.
So, for those of you thinking you're going to see state of the art vehicles listed here, that'll only be the case if you're from 1950s or '60s. But if you want to know what famous models or race winners went for, you're in the right place. These are some of the most important racers in the world, designed by legends of the track.
The car driven by Juan Manual Fangio during his victories at the 1954 German and Swiss Grands Prix, it was sold at Pebble Beach in 2011 for $29.6 million. It was originally predicted to sell for $7.6 million.