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Top 10 most expensive cars

The Barrett-Jackson collector car auctions are known by car aficionados worldwide. These set the standard for the collector car industry. The four annual events draw millions of viewers via live TV and hundreds of thousands attend in person each year.

The 46th annual Scottsdale auction was a great success, setting 40 world auction sales records and raising close to $2.2 million for charity. Let’s take a look at some of the top-selling cars from the event, according to the Barrett-Jackson website. You will be blown away by these stunning vehicles.

10. 2015 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta: $330,000 


“This Berlinetta is powered by a naturally aspirated 6.3-liter V12 engine producing 730hp connected to a 7-speed, paddle-shifted, semi-automatic gearbox. This helps the F12 move from 0-60 in just 3.1 seconds. It’s finished in white over black interior with special colored stitching, prancing horse headrests, leather headliner, carbon fiber dashboard inserts, white face rev counter and rear parking camera. This well optioned Ferrari also includes yellow brake calipers, Scuderia Ferrari shields and suspension lift system. It’s a beautiful Italian supercar with 964 actual miles.”

*** Tie 1964 Chevrolet Corvette LT1: $330,000


“This is the winner of a SEMA 2015 GM Design Award for Best Chevrolet Sports Car. It was also cover car for the July 2016 issue of Vette magazine. It won Builders Choice Award at Goodguys Columbus 2015. Additionally, it competed for Goodguys Street Machine of the Year 2015 and in SEMA Battle of the Builders 2015. All Midyear C-2 Corvettes are diamonds; what makes this one different is that it is perfectly cut. This car drives better than it looks. This beautiful Corvette was designed and built by The Roadster Shop of Mundelein, IL, one of the top builders in the U.S.”

9. 1932 Rolls-Royce Roadster: $341,000 picmonkey-collage9

“This 1932 Rolls-Royce Springfield Phantom II is documented by the Rolls-Royce Foundation as a re-bodied Henley Roadster by Brewster and Company and has undergone a recent ground-up restoration. The wire wheels were recently restored and feature all-new chrome and new spokes. The exterior is newly painted in dark blue custom urethane paint. There is a new leather interior and new wool carpets with new matching canvas convertible top. All chrome has been refinished and there are new rubber seals throughout the car. It has new glass, all the interior wood trim was refinished, and it’s complete with a 6-cylinder, 7.6-liter engine with 4-speed manual transmission.”

8. 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429: $385,000


“This is an original restored black-on-black Boss 429 with KK NASCAR motor and all the components are on the engine with original details. It also includes the KK-code statement of NASCAR engine installation. The black color inside and out is a spectacular one-year-only feature. The Boss has a special NASCAR configured engine with 4-speed manual transmission and it’s from the Reggie Jackson Collection.”

7. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette 327/360 Split-Window “Fuelie”: $385,000


“This 1963 Corvette split-window Z06 tanker is powered by a 327/360hp ‘Fuelie’ with a 4-speed manual transmission. It’s finished in Sebring Silver with a black interior. It has been body-off restored by Naber’s of Houston and is in pristine show condition. It’s won multiple NCRS Top Flight Awards at regional in January 2013 and October 2012. Bloomington Gold Certified (Appears OEM) in June 2012, it also won Best in Class awards from Santa Fe Concorso in September 2012 and Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance in November 2012. Additionally, it was on display in the National Corvette Museum in 2013 with a letter of appreciation.”

6. 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia: $484,500


“Justin Bieber’s 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia F1 Edition was custom-built by West Coast Customs. The exterior is wrapped in Frozen Blue chrome equipped with a wide-body kit by Liberty Walk that includes full custom fender flares, front splitter, side skirt splitter and rear wing. The interior includes a custom 2,000-Watt 10-inch subwoofer with matched MB Quart separates. The factory custom interior was created to Justin’s specifications and it has custom 20″ 3-piece Forgiato Dieci-ECL wheels.” 

5. 1965 Shelby GT350 Fastback:$445,500


“This exceptional GT350 is presented with no missing or altered components from its build, with all of the rare Shelby unique parts from 1965 intact. Also of great importance is the rust- and damage-free original body shell that displays all of the Shelby American modifications performed in just that one year of 1965. This Paxton is the real deal and extremely rare, a specialized unit built exclusively for Shelby to be upfitted to 289 Cobras and GT350 Shelby Mustangs. This outstanding GT350 has had a careful few miles since restoration, but is completely sorted to deliver a driving experience no different than it did in 1965.” 

4. 2005 Porsche Carrera GT: $616,000


“The Carrera GT roadster is based on pure racing technology. Powered by a normally aspirated V-10 engine connected to a 6-speed manual transmission with racing-type clutch. The body, made mainly from carbon fiber, ensures high rigidity, passenger safety and low weight. The V-10 engine displaces 5.7 liters and produces 600hp and 442 ft/lbs of peak torque, sufficient enough to propel the 3,146-lb Carrera GT from 0-60 mph in less than 4 seconds, 0-125 mph in under 10 seconds and to a top speed of over 205 mph. “

3. 1930 Duesenburg J Duel-Cowl Phaeton: $880,000


“This handsome, elegant and well-restored example is bodied in the style of the elegant factory catalog LaGrande Dual-Cowl Phaeton. The dark red main body and fenders are accented by a brighter red cover and rear body section, a signature flare of Gordon Buehrig’s pen. The extensive, authentic chrome trim and brightwork is gleaming. A testament to the quality and fine detailing, it earned a CCCA Senior Award in 2002.”

2. 1960 Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle: $1,320,000

picmonkey-collage2“One of the most important pieces of American automotive history, the Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle (CERV) 1 was developed between 1959 and 1960 by Zora Arkus-Duntov as a functional mid-engine, open-wheel, single-seat prototype racing car. It served as a platform for engineers to develop and refine the Chevrolet body, chassis and suspension systems. The car was designed by Larry Shinoda and Tony Lapine and was originally equipped with a 283ci/350hp small-block V8 weighing only 350 lbs because of the use of aluminum and magnesium engine components. Shinoda also redesigned the body structure for greater aerodynamics and the car recorded a top speed of 206 mph.” 

1. 1964 Aston Martin DB5: $1,485,000


“This 1964 DB5 was delivered new to Societe Nouvelle du Garage Mirabeau, the Aston Martin dealer in Paris on March 19, 1964, just six days after it was constructed by the factory at Newport Pagnell. From a prominent collector, this rare factory left-hand-drive example with matching-numbers engine is finished in its original color scheme of black with black leather interior and chrome wire wheels.” 

If you missed all the action in Scottsdale then maybe you’ll be able to attend a Barrett-Jackson auction in a city near you. Here’s a list of upcoming events:

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