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TEN most expensive classic cars ever sold at auction – TRACKED BY BARNEBYS THE AUCTION SEARCH ENGINE

The number of classic cars sold at auction every year keeps on rising, so if you are looking for something classic, auction houses are a very good place to start your search. Top classic car auction houses include RM Sotheby’s, Bonhams, H&H Classics, Gooding & Co, Barrett Jackson, Artcurial, Aguttes, Russo and Steele.


The most famous automotive brands like Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin or Bugatti, to name just a few, have been attracting a broader audiences each year and are the object of fierce auctions. With the internationalisation of auction houses  sales are increasing and spreading all around the globe. 

According to “The Wealth Report” published by Knight Frank, classic cars are, in the long-term, a better investment than art and show an impressive progression of 334 % over the past ten years. 

Pontus Silfverstolpe, one of the founders of Barnebys, which hosts no fewer than 3,000 auction houses on its site, says of this fascinating area of the auction world: “Classic cars are timeless and continue to attracting new generations of passionate collectors. True collection pieces, either they are legendary race winners or icons in their brand’s history, still have a bright future at auctions ahead”.

Today on Barnebys major online search platform specialised in art, collectibles (cars, wine, memorabilia) and antiquities, the “vehicles” category is one of the most searched by users. Barnebys has selected the 10 most expensive cars ever sold at auction. 

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