These Were Bring a Trailer’s 10 Most Expensive Auctions in 2022

Dan Smith

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Bring a Trailer colleague car and driver, part of Hearst Autos, sells thousands of cars each year. So far this year, the site has sold over 24,000 vehicles. Our staff love perusing the list and picking their favorites of the day.It's a truly eclectic collection. Remember the 1974 Bricklyn SV-1? But rather than put up with the hard-fought battles that would inevitably arise if you forced editors to vote for their favorite auctions of the year, we decided to collect the 10 Most Expensive Auctions instead.

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Ten 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach Edition
Selling Price: $1,975,000 The spiritual successor to the Carrera GT, the 918 Spyder remains an icon in its own right. This Paint-to-Sample Arena Red is his 743rd of 918 models built. The lightweight carbon Weissach Edition package was an $84,000 factory option that modified the aerodynamics and added tons of carbon fiber to the body. After a mere 1600 mile dash and nearly 300 comments on this listing, the deal closed at a sale price of nearly $2 million.
9 2005 Porsche Carrera GT
Selling Price: $2,000,000
Like Dave Letterman's next guest, this is a car that needs no introduction. The 250 mile Carrera GT went on sale without reservations and received over 800 comments. In an era when supercars and their manufacturers turned their backs on manual his transmissions, Porsche doubled down. The howling 5.7-liter V10 engine was paired with a 6-speed DIY transmission, and we were able to enjoy the engine all the way to the 8000rpm redline. Peak power he hits at 5750 rpm and at the rear wheels he develops 605 horsepower and 435 lb-ft of torque.
8 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach Edition
Selling Price: $2,025,000 Number 836 in 918, this Weissach Edition 918 Spyder answers the question, "How much is 600 miles worth to you?" With only 1000 miles logged, the car sold him $50,000 more than the Arena Red version sold three months later. The 918 combines a 4.6 liter DOHC V-8 with a 6.8 kWh battery pack to make the 887 a fast pony. Power is sent to all four wheels. When the 918 entered the annual Lightning Lap Test in 2014, he lapped the VIR in an absurdly fast time of 2:43.1 and landed in the car's famous hole in under 2:45.
7 1987 Porsche 959 Comfort
Selling Price: $2,120,000
With 10 days to go before the auction, this 959 Komfort has doubled the last 959 on the auction site and is an example of silver that fell short of the $810,000 reserve. The mileage on this car he had 24,000 miles and just 807 miles in this example. In his three years from 1986 to 1988, Porsche built only 337 959s. It was never sold in the United States, but fortunately some are now imported.The Flat 6 engine is a version derived from the 956 and 962 race cars, producing 444 horsepower and top speed. was 197 mph.
Selling Price: $2,440,444
Few cars are as instantly recognizable as the Ferrari F40. One of about 1311 examples, this car was delivered new in Rome, Italy, before being sold to a private Japanese museum in 1994. The F40 weighs 2,750 pounds and the 2.9-liter turbocharged V-8 makes him 471 horsepower. The speedometer has a top speed of 360km/h and the tachometer at 10,000 rpm he redlines at 7800. When the car was first unveiled, Enzo Ferrari made it clear to the assembled journalists that he wanted to create a car that was reminiscent of his original 250LM. his wish came true.
Five 1930 Mercedes-Benz 770K 4-Door Cabriolet by Voll and Ruhrbeck
Selling Price: $2,555,555
Newly ordered by King Faisal I of Iraq, this 1930 Mercedes-Benz 770K is one of 117 W07s built between 1930 and 1938. The chassis was fitted with his four-door, three-position cabriolet bodywork by Berlin coachbuilders Voll & Ruhrbeck. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation purchased this car in 1967 with the help of Mercedes-Benz and transported it to the IMS Museum. From 2002 to 2007, participated in his parade of vintage cars before F1 USGP races. A 7.7-liter supercharged in-line 8-cylinder engine produces 200 horsepower and is mated to a 3-speed manual transmission.
Four 1927 Mercedes-Benz 680 S Sport/4
Selling Price: $2,800,000 Sold new in Germany in 1928, this 1927 Mercedes-Benz 680 S Sport/4 is believed to have lived in Argentina before being imported to the United States. Here, Carl of the Indianapolis Motor His Speedway Museum was purchased by Howard His Kaiser, brother of his Kaiser. first curator. The museum acquired this car in his early 70's and featured it as part of his tour of the underground collection. A 6.8-liter in-line 6-cylinder supercharger is combined with a 4-speed manual transmission. The odometer at the time of sale was about 48,000 miles.
3 1995 Ferrari F50 (European spec)
Selling Price: $3,305,000
When the Ferrari F50 went on sale in the United States, the company set conditions to ward off potential buyers looking to make a quick buck by selling the car. The customer has to accept or leave his two-year lease with a down payment of $240,000, his $5,600 payments over 24 months, and a final payment of $150,000 before he is allowed to own the vehicle. given some options. Even if $560,640 wasn't an issue, there was also the not-so-simple problem of convincing Ferrari that you really deserve the damn thing. Twenty-seven years later, you don't have to convince Ferrari of your worth as long as a $3.3 million check clears the bank.
2 2021 Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport
Selling Price: $3,800,000
Looking at the 'bug', the Pur Sport has some immediately recognizable visual changes that distinguish it from the 'inferior' Chiron. The front air intake has been enlarged and the Chiron's nose shape has changed. The size of the horseshoe grill is also increased. Then there's the rear, where Bugatti fitted a huge diffuser under an even larger fixed rear wing. Creates a noisy rocket ship on public roads.
1 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta
Selling Price: $5,360,000 Unfortunately, Ferrari is a manufacturer that doesn't like to participate in the annual Lightning Lap test. When Ferrari issued permission to test his LaFerrari, the offer included a warning. Do the test on a Fiorano and put all the restrictions on testing with normal instruments or don't test the car at all. As a result, he reached 150 mph faster than any vehicle Ferrari had ever tested. With a total of 950 horsepower, Ferrari accelerates him to 60 horsepower in 2.5 seconds and passes his standing quarters in 9.8 seconds. These numbers all refer to the standard LaFerrari, but this particular listing is for the even rarer Aperta open-top version. This comment section is created and maintained by a third party and imported into this page. See website for details.
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