10 Rarest Vintage Cars In The World
The motorcar has a rich and interesting history that dates back more than a century. During the progress of the motorcar, some have been made that stand out or maybe hard to acquire because only a few of a particular model was ever made. These are the type of things that make a car more valuable than it would normally cost under different circumstances.
Vintage carts are big money, if you are one of those who follow the news in the auto industry you would now how pricey these cars can be. The type of car and the scarcity of it causes these cars to become more valuable to those who collect them, and those who have decided to part with them. Obviously there are also other criteria, however, take a look at these 10 rare cars that still exist.
#10 1950’s Mercedes 300SL Gullwing
The 1950’s Mercedes 300SL Gullwing is a popular car for many collectors and can fetch from $1 to $2 million. The car has a top speed of 130 mph due to its inline 6, 3 liter engine. The engine can output around 240 horsepower and is widely loved for its famous gull wing like doors. If you got your hands on one I am sure you would feel happy with the sale.
#9 1940’s Talbot Lago Grand Sport
The 1940 Talbot Lago Grand Sport is the second most expensive car on this list and only 12 were made. The car produces 190 horsepower from its 4.5 liter inline 6 engine and makes a top speed of 125 mph, so despite its looks, it is very fast. It may not be the most expensive car on the list, but it still costs a pretty penny.
#8 Porsche 916
The Porsche 916 is a very sought after car that didn’t make it into many hands because of its price at that time. The car was made in 1972 with 11 models being produced, it is said only one made it to North America and it can be found in the Automobile Atlanta Museum in Georgia.
#7 1954 Oldsmobile F-88
This 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 is a gem of a car that is loved by many a car enthusiast. The car is one of only four ever produced, something that raises the value of these cars. One of these cars can be viewed at the Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum if you are into classic cars.
#6 1930’s Bugatti Royale
The 1930 Bugatti Royale sold for almost 410 million back in 1987 and has since then become more expensive. The car has a 300 horsepower engine with a top speed of 125 mph. The engine is a 13 liter 8 cylinder inline power house that made it a beast in its day, only 6 of these cars were ever made making them very rare and sought by collectors, it is unlikely that anyone will get their hands on one that easy.
#5 Ferrari 250 GT Spyder Convertible
The Ferrari 250 GT Spyder Convertible was manufactured in the early 1950s to late 1950s and is a rare breed indeed. This is a one of kind model and could possibly sell for more than the $10 million that is supposed as a price tag. Considering its Ferrari and many car lovers did this brand I do agree. The car produced a top speed of 145 mph from a V 12, 3 liter engine that produced 276 horsepower.
#4 1950’s Jaguar XKSS
The 1950 Jaguar XKSS is a very scarce commodity at a staggering $18 million. The car had a top speed of 149 mph and managed 250 horsepower which made it a serious contender in its hey day. The 3.5 liter – 6 cylinder engine worked with a 4 speed transmission that made 6,000 rpm. There were only 16 of these cars ever built making them very rare and obviously expensive, not to mention how hot they look.
#3 1921 Helica de Leyat
The 1921 Helica de Leyat is a very strange looking car that may fool many into thinking its a plane of some sort. The car was often called the plane without wings and a few still exist but are never available for sale by their owners. It is believed one would fetch a very good price if an owner was to sell one. This is probably the oddest car on this list with a 18 horsepower, 1Liter V Twin engine. The car had a top speed of 50 mph which isn’t that fast but still impressive for the 1920s.
#2 1940’s Aston Martin DB1
One of these cars sold for $22.6 million because of how few they were and the history behind the car. You won’t find a more expensive car made by the British and it was a very fast and reliable race car in its hey day. It has a 2 liter inline-4 engine that made 90 horsepower which is a lot for this car at the time it was made. They were known as the Atom and had 8 valves and an estimated top speed of 100 mph.
#1 Rolls-Royce 15 hp
The Rolls-Royce 15 hp is the most expensive car on this list. This model was the first type to be built with only 6 ever being produced. It is believed it is the only one still in existence which makes it not only rare but very valuable.
These cars are definitely collectors items as you don’t sell vehicles at those prices everyday. I found it interesting what gives a car its value and equally amazed that anyone would be willing to pay such a high price. Certainly owning one of these cars aren’t for the faint of heart or one with a shallow pocket.
However there is nothing wrong with admiring such lovely vehicles despite the price tags. It is the cheapest way for anyone to know about such cars and make it possible for them to read the data provided and see what they look like. These are only a small number of cars that exist, but they are the most valuable and unique cars that exist today.