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Top 10: Most expensive classic cars sold at auction

For the past decade, classics have sat near the top of the pile of many an investment portfolio, rubbing shoulders with such luxuries as gold and wine. But which cars have proved the popular? And just how much is too much? We've put together a list of ten of the most expensive classics sold at auction. No prizes for guessing which marque has the most mentions...

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1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider

This 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider sold for £12.1m at auction in 2015. The car was part of Artcurial’s sale at Retromobile in Paris. It was part of the Roger Ballion collection and was sold in barnfind condition. 

Completely original, it is one of 37 California Spider SWBs with covered headlights. It was the model that appeared at the 1961 Paris motor show and once belonged to film star Alain Delon.

Sold for $18,454,304 (Artcurial Retromobile Paris 2015)


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