Top 20 most expensive cars sold at auction in 2015

1. 1956 Ferrari 290MM - Ex-works racer, driven to 4th place on '56 Mille Miglia by Juan Manuel Fangio. Now the 3rd most expensive car ever sold at auction. Sold by RM Sotheby's in New York for $28,050,000

The collector car market has shown few signs of slowing down during a bumper 2015. The records haven’t tumbled as some might have expected, but some huge prices have been paid at auction this year.

Only Motors has compiled a gallery of the top 20 most expensive cars sold at auction in 2015. But before you click through that, here’s some statistics that jumped out at us.

  • The top 20 has a combined value of $247,476,500
  • Price of entry to the top 20 is $7,273,000
  • Only nine cars on the list sold for less than $10,000,000
  • You could buy #2 and #20 on the list for less than the cost of #1
  • Only four cars on the list are not Ferraris
  • Of those 16 Ferraris, 10 are 250s of some description
  • RM Sotheby’s sold 12 cars on the list, half of those at its Monterey sale in August
  • Just three cars (arguably one) on the list are ‘pure’ road cars

NOTE: Sale prices given in USD. Figures in brackets show sale price in other currencies for sales outside the US.

By Graham King

Images via RMAuctions.com; Goodingco.com; Bonhams.com; H&H Classics; Artcurial.com

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