Serious automobile collectors will spare no expense when it comes to buying a rare or treasured vehicle. And some of the most sought after cars in the world have fetched truly outrageous sums of money at auctions held throughout the world. Whether it is the heat of the moment, the desire to outbid a rival car collector, or the fact that money really is no object, serious collectors pay over the top amounts at the leading car auctions in the U.S. and abroad. Here are the 10 most expensive cars ever sold at auction and the reasons why they were worth so much money.
10. 1965 Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe – $7.7 million
The Shelby Cobra is a classic car, and only six racing coupe versions of the vehicle were ever produced—making this particular model extremely rare. So, not too surprising that a collector paid a whopping $7.7 million in 2009 to own one of the very hard to come by racing coupe Shelby Cobras. And the car that was sold at auction had the added distinction of being the vehicle that won the 24 Hours of Daytona race in 1965, as well as the Maker’s Championship in Reims, France. The classic body and original blue colored paint also made this car very attractive to car collectors around the world who bid like crazy on this car when it hit the auction block.http://www.worldcarfans.com/109042819002/iconic-1965-shelby-daytona-cobra-coupe-could-fetch-15-million-at-auction/photos Source: Worldcarfans.com