Peter Mullin is a 71-year-old luxury car collector who is warning buyers of the current market for the hobby. Mullin happens to own a $30 (perhaps $40!) million dollar Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, and warns people to “Think twice before you invest in a classic car”.
If you enjoy a peek at the most expensive things, scan the following list of the top 10 most expensive vintage cars to ever hit the luxury auction block!
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10. 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante
9. 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster
8. 1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM
7. 1931 Bugatti Royale Type 41 Kellner Coupe
6. 1931 Duesenberg Model J Murphy-Bodied Coupe
5. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
4. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder
3. 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
2. 1954-55 Mercedes-Benz W196
1. 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic
10. 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante Auction house: RM Auctions Price: $7.9 million
This is a bizarre exotic car story indeed…but leave it to recently deceased English media mogul Sir Jimmy Savile to make headlines posthumously! It seems that the English television personality/disc jockey/presenter had a special Range Rover renovation done, allowing it to actually be lived in, and is about to hit the luxury car auction block in February.
If you are a fan of both Mercedes-Benz luxury cars and the hit film ‘The Hangover’, the sleek 1965 220SE convertible used in the movie is purportedly up for grabs on eBay! There were about 5 cars used during filming, and this one is said to have suffered no crash scenes, just the rambunctious wolf pack. We would love to rent a Mercedes to these guys!
A lucky Texan can now blend Beatle-mania with his James Bond side—he just bought the Aston Martin DB5 owned by George Harrison, lead guitarist for the Beatles! The specimen earned $546,000 on the luxury car auction block in London when it changed hands for the 4th time.
Publicity whore Charlie Sheen is at it again, although this time I approve…he is auctioning off his one-off 1966 Mustang convertible for charity. Do you like vintage cars? Rent a 1965 Shelby Cobra in Miami, our brand-new baby! We are partial–but feel it blows Sheen’s Stang out of the stable…even if his is doused with legendary tiger blood.
Because only 765 Lamborghini Miuras were created, it is not entirely shocking that one is set to hit the luxury car auction block for an estimated $1.38 million. But for that price, one could fetch 3 brand-new Lamborghini Gallardos or an endless supply of Lamborghini rentals!
Items created or owned by legendary pop artist Andy Warhol demand a price, as we will see again at Bonhams when his 1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow hits the luxury car auction block! The understated brown Rolls Royce is expected to fetch an obscene amount, and will be in good company because the 1929 Rolls Royce Phantom owned by screen goddess Marlene Dietrich will also be hitting the block that very day!
Andy Warhol’s Rolls Royce is a rather muted brown, quite a contrast to his vivid artwork!
I guess alimony and child support for his newest addition must be a bitch…because Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 2002 Ferrari 360 Spider is for sale on eBay, with a current bid of $92,450.00 USD. Well, perhaps that was a rather calloused conclusion to draw…maybe he is just tired of the exotic sports car and ready for the new 458 Italia. One thing is for certain–when it comes to the Govenator, after the bad press passes, he will be back. Check out memorable Arnold montage video at bottom of post!
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