The Rarest Cars in the World
Updated March 28, 2014
Every car enthusiast seems to have his own list of what he considers are the rarest cars in the world. Rarest also means most expensive. The price some of these rare cars bring at auctions is astronomical. The enthusiast who has the money, however, will proclaim that these cars are well worth their price.
In the category of classic cars, the Bugatti Royale, made between 1927 and 1933 seems to take top honors in rarity. Only six were made although it was intended that twenty-five should be built. Of the six that were built, only half were finally sold. It was a car intended only for members of royal families. However, the price was so steep and the country was in a depression at the time, that all the cars that were sold ended up in ownership of non-royals.
A more modern creation is the Bugatti Veyron, now developed by the Volkswagen Group, although it is not sold through any Volkswagen dealerships. It is sold through the Bugatti name. It has the fastest speed of street-legal claim of approximately 267 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in the short amount of two-and-a-half seconds.
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Spyder
This car gained its admiration because of its looks. Thirty-six of them were built and in its design, it resembles a very famous Jaguar, the one 007 drove in the James Bond movies. No doubt this look-alike fame added to the car’s desirability. It has the reputation of having the highest price tag. The actor James Coburn is said to have sold his for a little less than eleven million dollars.
Koenigsegg Agera R
This car has a base price of one-and-a-half million dollars. It is a Swedish machine of more than 1100 horsepower that come roaring out of a motor with a 5-Liter twin turbo V8 engine. Only fifteen cars per year roll from the manufacturer’s gates. The United States may soon not receive any of these cars because of government regulations.
Lexus LFA Nurburgring
While not in the million dollar price range, this car has nonetheless a respectable estimated price tag. At around a half million, the Lexus LFA is not cheap. Dubbed a supercar, this Lexus was designed with high luxury interiors, comfort and reliability. This was not enough for Toyota. Their engineers and designers now aimed to add another dimension to the Lexus, that of speed. Applying all their best work to one vehicle, the Lexus LFA Nurburgring was born. There are only fifty of them in existence, which places them in the category of rare cars.
Zenvo ST1 50S
At a price tag of 1.8 million, if you see one of those on the highway, you better take a picture of it because chances are that you will never see another. Worldwide, only fifteen are sold and of those, only three will come to the U.S. The only one that has been bought in the United States has left these shores almost as soon as it got here to grace the streets of China. The Zenvo ST1 50S is built in Denmark and was designed with specifications to comply with U.S. laws and regulations.
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