10 . 1930 Bentley Speed Six
During the 1920′s, Bentley was very successful at the Le Mans racing, winning first in 1924, and then again every year from 1927 to 1930. This 1930′s Speed six is the finest surviving winner and sold at Christie’s Le Man Classic in 2004.
This was not only a pure race care, this was the car that won the 1953 24 Hrs Le Man for Ferrari. It went under the hammer at a special auction at Ferrari’s Maranello factory.
One of the rarest cars ever made. Only 36 were made and not many have survived. This model was sold in 1991 in Las Vegas. It was the last known sale of a GTO anywhere in the world. If one came up for auction today, some claim one would fetch upwards of £20million.
7 . 1931 Bugatti Royale Berline de Voyager
Bill Harrah sold this !931 Bugatti in Reno in 1986 at an evening auction just for classic Bugatti’s. It came from his 1400 car collection and is regarded by many as one of the finest ever made.
6. Rolls-Royce 10hp Two-Seater
5. 1929 Mercedes-Benz 38/250 SSK
One of only 33 ever made by Mercedes Benz. This SSK Sold in Suffolk, UK back in 2004, making it at the time the most expensive Mercedes in the world.
4. 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster
3 years after the SSK sold, this fine example of a ’37 540K Special was put up for auction by F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone. It set a new record for a Mercedes Benz by outselling the SSK by $800,000.
3 . 1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Testa Rossa
Another classic Ferrari to be sold at the 2007 Maranello factory auction (1953 Ferrari 340/375 M Berlinetta Competizione), this one however was the very last race car Ferrari used with a front mounted engine. It was driven in the 1962 24hrs Le Mans by Phil Hil and Oliver Glendebien.
2 . 1931 Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe
Being one of only 6 ever made, and featuring a 12.7 li engine (meant for an aircraft!) This Bugatti sold at a special Christie’s auction at the Royal Albert Hall in London 1987. In today’s markey it could well be worth double that figure.
1. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder
The 1961 California Spyder is regarded as one of the most beautiful cars ever made. Of the 36 ever made. In 2008 this perfect model was put up for auction by former owner, Oscar winning actor, James Coburn. It was bought by British Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans for the staggering £10.9million to become the most expensivecar ever.