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Top 10 world's most expensive antique cars

These vehicles merely transportations, they also contributed to building brand of the manufacturers and are worth up to millions of dollars. Here are 10 most expensive antique cars in the world:

1. The Mercedes-Benz W196 1954, 29.6 million USD

At an auction in last year summer, the 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 have become the world's most expensive with sale price gone up to U.S. $ 29.6 million, nearly double 2011 record made by the 16.3 million 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa.

This car had been driven by the Argentinan outstanding racer Juan Manuel Fangio - once considered as dominant racer of Formula One (F1). Mercedes W196R won in 9 out of 12 rounds of the world championships Grand Prix, season 1954-1955.

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2. Ferrari 275 GTB / 4 * X Nart Spider 1967, 27.5 million USD

Here is a "unique" Ferrari 275 GTB supercar / 4 Nart life Spider 1967 successfully auctioned at unbelievable price of 27.5 million USD, and the second most expensive in the world, after the price 29, $ 7 million for the classic cars Mercedes-Benz W196 born 1954. The most remarkable thing was that the entire amount of USD 27.5 million had been spent for charitable activities.

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3. Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa 1957, 16.3 million USD

This was a design by Scaglietti and only 22 shipped during 1957 and 1958. During the following years, the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa has participated in many international competitions, earned 10 victories in 19 races and put a Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa name became a legend.

There were two Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa 1957 had been sold at extremely high prices. An auction sale by Gooding & Company held the price of USD 16.3 million, while another one was sold for $ 12.2 million at the 3rd Ferrari Leggende e Passione auction held in 2009. Both cars are preserved features, original paint and in very good condition at the time of sale.

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4. The Ferrari 340/375 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta "Competizione" 1953, 12.8 million

The vehicles was equipped with 4.5-liter V12 engine derived from Formula 1 car called the Ferrari 375. Beside 24h Le Mans races, the cars also participated in other tournaments like 12h Pescara and Carrera Panamericana.

The car auctioned at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa Events d'Este 2013 is one of three Ferrari 340/375 MM participated in the Le Mans 24 hour race in 1953.

After retired from races, the car was accquired by a collector from Colorado, then to California, before coming to Britain in the early 2000s.

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5. Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder Competizione America 1960, 11.3 million

According to some information, here is 1 of 9 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider equipped with a rare body shell made entirely of metal. "Heart" of the car was the Tipo 168 V12 engine block, SOHC, 2953 cc capacity, capacity to produce 270 horsepower at 7,000 rpm / min.

Called to the full name is 1960 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione, the car has a new owner who had spent some money up to $ 11,275 million.

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6. GT40 Gulf / Mirage Lightweight Racing , 11 million USD

This is one of 120 rare antique cars sold by the auction organizers RM Auctions, Gooding & Co and Bonhams on August 18th, 2012 at Pebble Beach resort , U.S. west coast.

"The GT40 is a great illustration of a car which value is determined by its historical significance," Dietrich Hatlapa, a classic car experts said. "History of the GT40 Gulf / Mirage pushed its value to such. This Ford’s car once belonged to Gulf racing team and has repeatedly wins ".

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7. Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder 1961, 10.9 million USD

This is a car once owned by actor James Coburn and the above price is a new world record. Initially organizers predict vehicle will be auctioned at approximately 3.5 million euros, but only half an hour after the start, the prices were more than double the forecast.

The bidder who had to spend nearly $ 11 million to own a Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder 1961 is Chris Evans, a well-known DJ for Radio 2 in the UK.

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8. Duesenberg Model J Long-Wheelbase Coupe 1931, 10.3 million USD

In 1928 the family car builder - Duesenberg had set a goal to produce the world's most beautiful car and the Duesenberg Model J Long-Wheelbase Coupe was born in 1931.

In 1931 the car was sold for $ 17,000 (equivalent to about $ 250,000 in 2014) and in a 2011 auction, Duesenberg Model J Long-Wheelbase Coupe was sold for 10.3 million dollars.

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9. Mercedes-Benz Von Krieger 540K Special Roadster 1936, 10.2 million USD

Mercedes-Benz Von Krieger 540K Special Roadster 1936 can be considered as one of the rarest cars in the world, and it history is quite heroic. In the past, the car was owned by Gisela von Krieger, a German baroness.

The car have been auctioned by Gooding & Co. in late 2012 with record price at the time, 10.2 million USD.

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10. The Bugatti Type 41 Royale 1931, 9.8 million USD

La Royale Type 41 is one of the leading car for Bugatti’s reputation, specifically designed for the heads of state and members of the royal family.

But in the 6 units produced, none was sold to target customers. Three of them had been owned by the Bugatti family for many years, and then sold collectors.

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