The Most Sought After Luxury Cars Over The Years, Which One Is Your Favorite?

Published on 07/05/2020
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1962 Ferrari 250 GTs

Only three out of the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTs were left on earth. A luxurious automaker made the vehicle from 1962 to 1964. The car was designed to be incredibly fast and powerful even though it had a dainty exterior. Below the hood of the car was a Tip 168/82 Colombo V12, and it was the most classic Ferrari engine that was created. The 250 GT had been designed particularly for the Grand Touring Car segment of Ferrari’s lineup, and to be more specific, it was part of the FIA Group 3. Thirty-six 1962 Ferrari 250 GTs were produced. However, three of them had been destroyed due to unforeseen circumstances. The latest horsepower of the current ’64 iteration of the GT was 296 horsepower. 

1962 Ferrari 250 GT

1962 Ferrari 250 GT

2009 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita

The brand CCXR had a limited edition known as the 2009 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita. The price range of this specific model could reach the millions, and only those who were wealthy could buy them. One of the rich men who loved cars was Boxer Floyd, and he loved to flaunt his 2009 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita on his Instagram page in 2017. For those who did not know, Trevita meant three whites in Swedish. The 2009 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita had a Diamond Weave that was patented by Koenigsegg. It was designed to coat the carbon fibers of the car with a diamond finish. The method was done in small quantities. The complication involved in the Diamond Weave meant that the carmaker could only make two.

2009 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita

2009 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita

1971 Hemi ‘Cuda Convertible

There were only 13 1971 Hemi ‘Cuda Convertibles that had been produced. Many car bloggers made a guess last 2007 that the price of this car model would reach up to $85 million. However, the financial meltdown in 2008 caused the prediction to be untrue. And yet, the unique two-door pony car still became one of the most expensive muscle cars around the world because of its hefty price of $3.5 million. The four-speed. Blue ’71 ‘Cuda was recently sold in the Mecum Auction in Seattle last 2014. Many of us were familiar with the 1971 Hemi ‘Cuda Convertible because of its appearance in the show Nash Bridges.

1971 Hemi ‘Cuda Convertible

1971 Hemi ‘Cuda Convertible

1954 Talbot Lago Grand Sport

There would be many of us who would be unfamiliar with the 1954 Talbot Lago Grand Sport, and the reason for this was because Automobiles Talbot S.A., the company who produced the car model, was only around in 1916 until 1959. Their headquarters was in Suresnes, Hauts de Seine, just on the outskirts of Paris. Automobiles Talbot S.A. was incredibly popular just after World War II ended and the 1954 Talbot Lago Grand Sport was well-known because of its speed that was notable during those times. The car model had an engine with 170 horsepower and was later adapted to be able to handle 20 additional horsepower, and was even able to set a record. The car was designed after the T26C Grand Prix race car.

1954 Talbot Lago Grand Sport

1954 Talbot Lago Grand Sport

1995 McLaren F1 LM

The 1995 McLaren F1 LM car model would always come up when discussing fast, pricy, unique cars. The 1995 McLaren F1 LM was a track-focused version of the F1. For those unaware, LM meant Le Mans. The 1995 McLaren F1 LM was a car created to honor the five GTRs that competed and were completed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans last 1995. The 1995 McLaren F1 LM was one of the six that had been produced, and this even included the prototype. The designers of the LM were Gordon Murray and Peter Stevens. The 1995 McLaren F1 LM rolled off in Woking, Surrey, England with an engine of 6.1L BMW S70/2 V12.

1995 McLaren F1 LM

1995 McLaren F1 LM

1938 Phantom Corsair

There was only one 1938 Phantom Corsair in existence because it was just a prototype vehicle and was never meant for mass production. Rust Heinz and Maurice Schwarz manufactured the 1938 Phantom Corsair, and it had a two-door sedan that sat on the Cord 810 platform. The Phantom Corsair had an engine of L-Head V8 4.7-liter. The car model cost $24 thousand to make, and due to inflation, it would be worth $370 thousand. In 1938, the 1938 Phantom Corsair was deemed to be ahead of its time because it had a futuristic style like its low-profile and faired-in fenders. The Phantom Corsair might have had its chance for mass production if not for Rust Heinz’  car crash death last 1939.

1938 Phantom Corsair

1938 Phantom Corsair

2013 Icona Vulcano Titanium

Icona was a design house that was famous for its fast, rare car models. The design house was founded in Turin, Italy but moved to Shanghai, China. Icona produced the 2013 Icona Vulcano Titanium and was made of around 100%  titanium. It also showed off a top speed of 220 miles per hour. Icona launched the all-titanium car last 2013 at Pebble Beach. The 2013 Icona Vulcano Titanium had an engine of 6.20L V8 LS9, and Corvette allowed Icona to borrow from its C6. The Icona Vulcano Titanium’ s curb weight was 3,516 pounds, and Cecomp was responsible for the titanium carbon fiber body of the car model.

2013 Icona Vulcano Titanium

2013 Icona Vulcano Titanium

1954 Oldsmobile F-88

Harley Earl would most likely go down in history as one of the most influential and creative car designers of the 20th century. Harley Earl had countless pet projects, and one of these was named the XP-20 Project, which was later nicknamed the F-88. Harley Earl and Bill Micthell designed the 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 based on the sketches that Bill Lange drew years ago. The F-88 had the chassis like that of a Corvette, and the wheelbase was the same, measuring at 102 inches. The body of the 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 was made of fibreglass, and the dream car had been painted with sleek gold paint to give it a lustrous, ethereal look.

1954 Oldsmobile F 88

1954 Oldsmobile F 88

1949 Delahaye 175 S Saoutchik Roadster

The 1949 Delahaye 175 S Saoutchik Roadster was deemed to be a dramatic, light blue and white, luxurious car with an unmistakable silhouette. One of the owners of the two-seater 1949 Delahaye 175 S Saoutchik Roadster was Diana Dors, a movie vixen. Sir John Gaul from England took the 175 S Saoutchik Roadster and won several races. Some of the races he won included Grand Castle du Bois de Boulogne that was held in Paris, there was the Coupe de l’Automobile that took place in San Remo, and the Monte Carlo Concours which happened in Monaco. The car model had a 4.5L engine and flaunted a radio and car heater that was both novelties during that era.

1949 Delahaye 175 S Saoutchik Roadster

1949 Delahaye 175 S Saoutchik Roadster

1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing

The basis of the 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing was the 1952 Benz racer known as the W194. The Mercedes 300SL Gullwing was a two-door coupe that had a similar mechanical, direct fuel injection as the Benz racer. The direct fuel injection of the Mercedes 300SL Gullwing amped up the power by 50% as compared to the other cars in the list. The Gullwing’ s engine had a 3L overhead, and when it was initially designed, the Mercedes 300SL Gullwing’s top speed was 163 miles per hour, making it the fastest production car at that time. The SL in its name originated from Germany, and it meant super-light. The Mercedes 300SL Gullwing was the first vehicle to be designed with SL.

1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing

1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing

2017 Pagani Huayra BC

The Pagani Huayra was incredibly rare because Pagani only produced 100 of these cars. And yet, the 2017 Pagani Huayra BC was even more unique because it was the track-focused variation of the Pagani Huayra. It was initially launched at the Geneva Motor Show last 2016, and the BC meant Benny Caiola. Not only was Benny Caiola, the best friend of Horacio Pagani, but he was also Pagani’s first customer. The 2017 Pagani Huayra BC had a 6.0L twin-turbo V12 engine, and it had a 745 horsepower and 811 pound-feet of torque. The car model weighed 291 pounds lighter than the non-BC Pagani Huayra because of its carbon triax body material.

2017 Pagani Huayra BC

2017 Pagani Huayra BC

1930 The Bugatti Royale

The 1930 Bugatti Royale debuted with an asking price of $30 thousand, and when we considered inflation, it would be the equivalent of $463,420.96 today. However, many historians knew that the economy crashed down in the same year the 1930 Bugatti Royale was launched. The Bugatti Royale was never sold, and there were very few that were produced because there were almost no buyers during the Great Depression. The 1930 Bugatti Royale was Ettore Bugatti’ s pet project and was deemed to be his most luxurious car model. According to history buffs, Ettore Bugatti intended that it be used for transportation of the heads of state. It was Ettore’s largest car and also the most exclusive. At present, there were only nine of the 1930 Bugatti Royale in existence.

1930 The Bugatti Royale

1930 The Bugatti Royale

2012 W Motors Lykan HyperSport

The 2012 W Motors Lykan HyperSport was a supercar that was launched in Dubai. It was created because of the partnership between Italian and Lebanese engineers, and it was deemed to be the first sports car that was produced and designed in the Middle East. It was said that only seven of the 2012 W Motors Lykan HyperSport would be produced. However, only 6 out of 7 would be able to go to the market because the Abu Dhabi Police already reserved one under their name. The engine of the HyperSport was a 3.7L twin-turbo flat-six that had 780 horsepower. The HyperSport’s interior was luxurious, and the seats had gold stitching. The 2012 W Motors Lykan HyperSport recorded a top speed of 245 miles per hour.

2012 W Motors Lykan HyperSport

2012 W Motors Lykan HyperSport

2005 Mansory Bugatti Veyron Linea Vivere

The 2005 Mansory Bugatti Veyron Linea Vivere was another Bugatti car model included in our list. The Mansory debuted in 2005, and back then, it was the most powerful car in the world. Afterwards, the 2005 Mansory Bugatti Veyron Linea Vivere outdid itself when it released the Chiron that had 1,500 horsepower. Additionally, the Mansory had an engine with 1,110 horsepower and could go from 0 to 60 in just 2.5 seconds. It was thanks to the 8L, W16 engine and the upgrade added an extra 109 horsepower to its specs. The 2005 Mansory Bugatti Veyron Linea Vivere recorded a top speed of 252 miles per hour.

2005 Mansory Bugatti Veyron Linea Vivere

2005 Mansory Bugatti Veyron Linea Vivere

1954 Packard Panther

There were only four 1954 Packard Panther cars that were produced because it was created to showcase its new features like new taillights and color schemes. And now, there were only two 1954 Packard Panther left. The Packard Panther had cathedral-style headlights and fared lower than the other cars from Packard. The Panthers did not bother to work on its engine, and the vehicle had an outdated 5.4L flathead, straight-8 supercharged engine and Ultramatic transmission. According to Packard, they did not want to mass-produce the 1954 Packard Panther because they wanted the direct buyers to purchase all of the 1954 L-head stock they still had.

1954 Packard Panther

1954 Packard Panther

2013 Lamborghini Veneno

The 2013 Lamborghini Veneno would be one of the limited-edition supercars in our list. The Lamborghini Veneno was designed by Filippo Perini and assembled in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy. There were only five Veneno coupes and nine Veneno roadsters that were produced. The 2013 Lamborghini Veneno was designed to honor the 50th anniversary of the luxurious automaker and was launched at the Geneva Motor Show with a hefty price of $4 million. It was the most expensive production car at the time. The Lamborghini Veneno had a 6.5L L539 V12 engine and a seven-speed ISR semi-automatic transmission. The two-door Lamborghini Veneno came with a signature known as scissor doors.

2013 Lamborghini Veneno

2013 Lamborghini Veneno

1996 Ferrari F50 GT1

The 1996 Ferrari F50 GT1 was a replica of what we would expect for a racecar to look like. It was a bright-red luxurious vehicle designed to compete with its contemporary rivals like the McLaren F1 GTR and the Porsche 911 GT1. The 1996 Ferrari F50 GT1 was designed by Pininfarina and assembled in Maranello, Italy. The GT1 had a 0-60 time of 2.9 seconds with a horsepower of 740 and a 390 pound-feet of torque. It recorded a top speed of 233.6 miles per hour. The quarter-mile time of the 1996 Ferrari F50 GT1 was 11.2 seconds that traveled 129 miles per hour. It was based on the motorsport theme of the F40 LM that was also produced by Ferrari.

1996 Ferrari F50 GT1

1996 Ferrari F50 GT1

1957 Jaguar XKSS

When the 1957 Jaguar XKSS was produced, the plans for the other cars had been abandoned. However, Jaguar went back in 2016 to make the last 9 of the XKSS cars that were supposed to be produced in the ‘50s. And yet, there was only one Jaguar XKSS that was made in 1957. It was initially a Jaguar D-Type racecar. However, it was withdrawn from racing, and Sir William Lyons decided to extract it from retirement at the Browns Lane factory. It was transformed into a road-legal Jaguar that had a 3.4L XK6 I6 engine.

1957 Jaguar XKSS

1957 Jaguar XKSS

1904 Rolls-Royce 15 HP

Rolls-Royce designed the HP last 1904, and only one had been produced. The car arose because of an agreement between Henry Royce and Charles Rolls to make a Rolls-Royce company together. The 1904 Rolls-Royce HP was purchased at CS Rolls & Co. for a price of $645 at the Charles Rolls’ dealership. Five more of the 15 HP joined the lineup, but it was not in 1904. The 15 HP was deemed to be a concept car that joined the 10, 20, and 30 HP Rolls-Royce models in a lineup. The 1904 Rolls-Royce 15 HP had a 3000cc 3-cylinder engine.

1904 Rolls Royce 15 HP

1904 Rolls Royce 15 HP

1948-1950 Aston Martin DB1

The Aston Martin DB1 was made from 1948 to 1950, and there were only 15 that had been produced. The DB in its name stood for David Brown because he was the new owner in 1948 and decided to name the car after him to honor his feat. Claude Hill was the designer of the two-seater Aston Martin DB1 sports car. The Aston Martin DB1 had a more conventional body than the other roadsters, and David Brown preferred it that way for its debut at the London Auto Show. The engine of the Aston Martin DB1 was a 1.97L 14 engine. The car had a curb weight of 2,520 pounds, and only 1 out of 15 had custom coachwork.

1948 1950 Aston Martin DB1

1948 1950 Aston Martin DB1

1928 Mercedes-Benz S-Type 26/120/180 Sports Tourer

The 1928 Mercedes-Benz S-Type 26/120/180 Sports Tourer was auctioned at Sotheby’s last 2017 and one of the reasons why the Mercedes-Benz S-Type sold for an expensive price was because it counted two well-known people as its previous owners. They were Al Jolson, an entertainer, and Brooks Stevens, a designer. The CCCA certified the 1928 Mercedes-Benz S-Type 26/120/180 Sports Tourer as a Full Classic. It was also the inspiration for the two classic racing cars that Mercedes also produced – the SSK and SSKL. The Mercedes-Benz S-Type was supercharged because of its 6.8L straight-six engine with a horsepower of 180. The Mercedes-Benz S-Type’ s body was a one-time design by Glaser that was never reproduced.

1928 Mercedes Benz S Type 26 120 180 Sports Tourer

1928 Mercedes-Benz S-Type 26/120/180 Sports Tourer

Porsche 550 Spyder

There were only 90 of the Porsche 550 Spyder sleek silver racers that had been produced and it was created from 1953 until 1956. All of the 90 cars were assembled in Stuttgart, Germany. The two-door Porsche 550 Spyder came in coupe form. The sports car had a 1.5L DOHC Flat Four engine, and the buyers could choose between a four or five-speed manual transmission. The Porsche 550 Spyder was deemed to be a dominant car that time and even won its first race at the Nurburgring Eifel Race. And after its first race, it was always included in the top 3 within its racing class. The Porsche 550 Spyder had inspired the design of countless of the top-level ‘60s race cars.

Porsche 550 Spyder

Porsche 550 Spyder

1971 Pontiac GTO Judge

Even though there were tons of Pontiac GTOs that had been produced, there were only a few Pontiac GTO Judges created by the company. The Pontiac GTO Judge was an optional variation, but the production had been discontinued in February 1971. There were only 357 1971 Pontiac GTO Judges that had been sold, and 17 of these were convertibles. The price of the Pontiac GTO Judge was boosted because of the rarity. The Judge’s name was inspired from Rowan & Martin’ s Laugh-In Show, a comedy routine that included a Here Come de Judge skit. The Pontiac GTO Judge cost $332 when it was first made, and the ads had one-liners like “The Judge can be bought.”

1971 Pontiac GTO Judge

1971 Pontiac GTO Judge

1970 Ford Torino King Cobra

One of the limited editions of the Ford Torino was the 1970 Ford Torino King Cobra and was intended to dominate NASCAR. The Ford Torino King Cobra had aerodynamic alterations that greatly changed how it looked compared to the standard Ford Torino. The 1970 Ford Torino King Cobra had a sloped front end, dual cut-out headlamps, and a large bottom breather grille. The only similar design it had was the side stripe that the ’68 and ’69 Ford Torino cars also had. It was unfortunate that the Ford Torino King Cobra Project had been ditched because NASCAR required production to increase from 500 to 3,000 and making 3,000 of the 1970 Ford Torino King Cobra was too expensive.

1970 Ford Torino King Cobra

1970 Ford Torino King Cobra

1964 Ford GT40

The high-performance 1964 Ford GT40 race car was assembled in both Michigan and UK, and a total of 105 had been created. Ford decided to have it in four variations between 1964 and 1969, and these were Mk I, Mk II, Mk III, and Mk IV. The Ford GT40 was powered by Ford V8 engines that were specially altered for racing. The race car was designed for long-distance races and was particularly engineered to compete with Ferrari. The Mk II was the first American car to win a European race last 1966 since the Duesenberg at the French Grand Prix last 1921.

1964 Ford GT40

1964 Ford GT40

Maybach Exelero

A turbocharged V12 engine powered the two-door Mayback Exelero and only one of these concept cars had been produced. Daimler and Stola were the creators of Maybach Exelero in 2004 and were motorized with one of the last engines that Maybach had before it went non-operational and was purchased by Mercedes. The Maybach Exelero was made of aluminium accents and black carbon fiber. It was a large-size car with a curb weight of 5,864 pounds. The Maybach Exelero was featured in Jay-Z’s music video for the song Lost Ones and was also seen in a Japanese anime show named Nisekoi.

Maybach Exelero

Maybach Exelero

Jaguar XK120-C

The racing sports car Jaguar XK120-C was sold from 1951 to 1953, and the C in its name stood for competition. The Jaguar C-Type had been succeeded by the D-Type and was designed in the Barchetta style that was devoid of frills like exterior handles, carpets, and barometers. The Jaguar XK120-C had been successful in numerous races and did particularly well at the 24 Hours of Le Mans where it won the race twice. The Jaguar XK120-C entered its first Le Mans last 1951, and its drivers Peter Walker and Peter Whitehead got first place.

Jaguar XK120 C

Jaguar XK120 C

1970 Porsche 917

A total of 37 of the race car Porsche 917 had been produced from 1969 to 1971. The Porsche 917 was only a concept car that made it to the production phase. The Porsche 917 was the first Porsche to give its maker a win at the Le Mans Race in 1970 and 1971. Under the hood of the Porsche 917 was a flat-12 Type 912 engine. The Porsche 917 had a 0 to 62 time of 2.3 seconds, and it was even faster than some of the quickest cars in modern times. The 0 to 124 miles per hour was 5.3 seconds, and it recorded a top speed of 240 miles per hour when it was pushed to its limits on a track.

1970 Porsche 917

1970 Porsche 917

1962 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato

The Aston Martin DB4 Zagato was first launched at the London Motor Show last 1960, and it was a lighter version of its DB4 predecessor. It was named as such because it was improved by the Italian Zagato factory where it built a total of 25 cars. The demand for the Aston Martin DB4 Zagato faltered at first, but its popularity grew in time. The Aston Martin DB4 Zagato had a straight-six DOHC 3670cc engine under the hood, and the transmission was a four-speed manual. Ercole Spada of the Zagato factory designed the Grand Tourer. The curb weight of the car model was light compared to the typical Aston Martin cars as it weighed 2,701 pounds with a reported top speed of 154 miles per hour.

1962 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato

1962 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato

1961 Ferrari 250 GT California SWB Spider

The California Spiders were one of Ferrari’s most expensive vehicles among car collectors and enthusiasts, and the 1961 Ferrari 250GT California SWB Spider was the same. The car was one of 16 that were produced with a horsepower of 226. The engine was a SOHC V-12 (2,953cc) with a transmission four-speed manual. Numerous movie stars owned California Spiders not just in America but around the world. Some of them were Alain Delon, James Coburn, and Roger Vadim. There were also European royals who owned the 250 GT California SWB Spider, like Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy. The 250 Spider competed at the 1960 Le Mans and 1961 Sebring race.

1961 Ferrari 250 GT California SWB Spider

1961 Ferrari 250 GT California SWB Spider

1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa

Another racing champion that came from the Italian automaker was the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa and was built from 1957 to 1961. It was their response to a new racing rule that placed a cap on engine displacement. Cars that competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and WSCC Championship were not allowed to have an engine greater than three liters. The style of the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa was a Spyder on an FMR layout. It was designed by Farina and assembled in Maranello, Italy. There were only 33 of the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa that was produced and it was why they were expensive at auctions.

1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa

1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

Only 36 of the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO was ever produced. Giotto Bizzarrini and Sergio Scaglietti designed the vehicle. The Ferrari 250 GTO had a Tip 168/82 Colombo V12 under its hood. The 250 in its name referred to the displacement in the cylinders while the GTO meant Gran Turismo Omologato. The two-door Ferrari 250 GTO was created to rival the DP214, Aston Martin, and the Shelby Cobra, Jaguar E-Type. It had a horsepower of 296 and sold for incredibly hefty prices as time passed by. The highest amount for the Ferrari 250 GTO was $70 million in a private sale.

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

1969 Chevrolet AstroVette

Alan Bean, the fourth person to set foot on the moon as part of the Apollo 12 mission, was one of the famous drivers of the 1969 Chevrolet AstroVette. The car could be deemed as a concept car and was designed to test the limits of aerodynamics. It had a 7-liter V8 engine under the hood and a two-door roadster as the body style. The 1969 Chevrolet AstroVette was designed with an extended nose, closed rear wheel opening, roadster windshield, and tapered tail. The 1969 Chevrolet AstroVette’s interior was like that of a Chevy Corvette except that the steering wheel was a racing wheel.

1969 Chevrolet AstroVette

1969 Chevrolet AstroVette

1964 Ford GT40 PROTOTYPE

The 1964 Ford GT40 Prototype sparked the fuse of the infamous competition between Ferrari and Ford, and those who had not yet seen the movie with Christian Bale and Matt Damon should start watching the film. The 1964 Ford GT40 Prototype was a factory car that had a light chassis. It was Ford’s first entry in Le Mans and held the honor of being the first GT40 to finish at the podium. The GT40 only had a trial run for fifty miles even with its completely new design of using 24-gauge steel instead of 22-gauge steel. The 1964 Ford GT40 Prototype was shipped to France, and it was recorded to blow beyond 200 miles per hour.

1964 Ford GT40 PROTOTYPE

1964 Ford GT40 PROTOTYPE

1957 Chevy El Morocco

A Canadian businessman named Reuben Allender created the 1957 Chevy El Morocco because he was impressed by his Chevy Bel Air and decided to make a few modifications. It was Reuben Allender’s dream to build his car, and he had been a fan of the Cadillac for a long time. Reuben Allender’s creation could be compared to a Frankenstein’s monster car because he added scoop moldings on the rear, stock parts wherever he could, Dodge headlights and taillights, and a Frazer horn button. Reuben Allender produced 20 of the 1957 Chevy El Morocco, and even though it was cheaper than a Cadillac, he did not gain from it.

1957 Chevy El Morocco

1957 Chevy El Morocco

1967 Ford GT40 Mk III

The 3rd version of the GT40 was the 1967 Ford GT40 Mk III. The Ford GT40 Mk III was rarer than the Mk I and Mk II because only 7 of it had been produced. The car model was designed for road use, and it had an engine of 4.7L V8 with a horsepower of 306. The car was designed to have an expanded trunk, four headlamps, and softened shock absorbers. Some alterations included an ashtray, central shift lever, and the steering wheel on the left side as an option. The Ford GT40 Mk III had four left-hand-drive versions, and one of these cars were on display for the public at the Petersen Museum.

1967 Ford GT40 Mk III

1967 Ford GT40 Mk III

1994 Ferrari F40 LM

The 1994 Ferrari F40 LM was designed to enter competitions and entered races in 1989. The first race it entered was the Laguna Seca and got third place behind two Audi 90s. It had been a favorite choice when it debuted in private races, and international competitions and only 19 Ferrari F40 LM had been produced. Four Ferrari F40 LMs were developed by Pilot-Aldix Racing and Strandell, an independent company. When the 1994 Ferrari F40 LM could no longer keep up with the other cars like McLaren F1 GTR, its popularity went downhill. However, the 0 to 60 time at 4.2 seconds was still impressive even in modern standards

1994 Ferrari F40 LM

1994 Ferrari F40 LM

1956 Aston Martin DBR1

Aston Martin produced the 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 as a race car, and it was originally intended to compete for the World Sportscar Championship, aside from non-cup races that time. However, the 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 became well-known for winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans last 1959. The Aston Martin DBR1 was the only Aston Martin’s victory for the Le Mans. The DBR1 also had 6 World Sportscar Championship victories, the Tourist Trophy, and the Nurburgring Le Mans and it was the first race car to feature a large, triangular vent on its body. It became a standard on all future Aston Martin vehicles.

1956 Aston Martin DBR1

1956 Aston Martin DBR1

1998 McLaren F1 LM

The McLaren F1 LM was the race car version of the F1 and was produced in 1995. Only six of the McLaren F1 LM had been produced, and it included the prototype. Peter Stevens and Gordon Murray designed the McLaren F1 LM, and it had a 6.1L BMW S70/2 V12 engine under the hood and a six-speed manual transmission. The non-LM F1 finished in 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 13th place at the Le Mans Race in 1995 and the FM was designed to celebrate the five cars that entered the ’95 Le Mans. The McLaren F1 LM could go from 0 to 100 miles per hour in 6.7 seconds, and its recorded top speed was 225 miles per hour.

1998 McLaren F1 LM

1998 McLaren F1 LM

1967/1970 Dodge Coronet Convertible

The Dodge Coronet Convertible was produced from 1949 until 1959, and then once again from 1965 until 1976. The Dodge Coronet Convertible was the first post-war convertible from the company and had the highest trim line in the first generation Dodge lineup. However, the second generation had the lowest trim line for the company. The Coronet R/T was the 1967 model, and only a few were produced. The R/T had a 440-CID V8 engine and was the largest that Chrysler had to offer. The Coronet R/T was available either as a two-door convertible or a two-door hardtop.

1967 1970 Dodge Coronet Convertible

1967 1970 Dodge Coronet Convertible

1972 Porsche 916

The 1972 Porsche 916 was first launched at the Paris Auto Salon and had the same body as the 914 but with significant modifications like flared fenders and the seven-inch-wide Fuchs wheels. Aside from those mentioned, it also had a steel roof, and the fiberglass bumpers had the same color as the body of the car. The Porsche 916 was also distinct from 914 when it came to speed. The Porsche 916 had a 190 horsepower from a 2.4L 911S engine and a 159 pound-feet torque that was operated with a rear-wheel drive. The Porsche 916 had a high-tech Becker AM/FM Cassette Stereo that included a unique antenna.

1972 Porsche 916

1972 Porsche 916

1969 ZL1 Camaro

The 1969 ZL1 Camaro was deemed to be a real muscle car and was designed to dominate the AHRA Super Stock drag races and the NHRA drag races. The 1969 ZL1 Camaro had been retailed at $7,200 in the late ‘60s. However, the rarity of the 1969 ZL1 Camaro cars increased because only 69 cars were produced and the price reached up to $1 million at the auction. 20 out of 69 ZL1 Camaro entered the competition, and there were a dozen that had been stripped of their engines. The engines had been sold separately from the car for placement in other Chevys. The ZL1 Camaro had a 430 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque.

1969 ZL1 Camaro

1969 ZL1 Camaro

Tucker ’48

There were a total 51 Tucker ’48 vehicles had been produced, and only 47 out of 51 had survived. The Tucker ’48 was designed by Preston Tucker of the Tucker Corporation and had been assembled in Chicago. The Tucker ’48 had a curb weight of 4,200 pounds and a Tucker Y1 transmission. The Tucker ’48 was the last Tucker produced before the company became bankrupt and the reason why the Tucker Corporation went bankrupt was due to stock fraud. The SEC had a heavily-publicized trial for the company. It was found out that the allegations of fraud were fruitless and the bad press dealt a huge blow to the point that the company was unable to recover.

Tucker ’48

Tucker ’48

Ferrari 250 GT Spyder Convertible

The Ferrari 250 GT Spyder Convertible was built throughout the ‘50s and early ‘60s and featured a sleek, red convertible. It was the most successful amongst the company lineup and the Ferrari 250 GT Spyder Convertible had the same 3L V12 Colombo engine designed by Gioacchino Colombo. To buy a 250 Spyder Convertible, a US buyer must be personally approved by Enzo Ferrari and the Ferrari 250 GT Spyder Convertible had the same specs as the racing Ferrari from the Tour de France. It had a 237 horsepower and 195 pound-feet torque. It also had an elongated chassis that had a 102.4-inch frame. Pirelli Cinturato produced the tires.

Ferrari 250 GT Spyder Convertible

Ferrari 250 GT Spyder Convertible

1921 Helica de Leyat

Marcel Leyat created the 1921 Helica de Leyat, and the strange-looking vehicle derived its name Helica from the phrase “the plane without wings.” The passengers in the 1921 Helica de Leyat sat behind one another just like in a small two-seater airplane. Rear wheels steered the vehicle. The 1921 Helica de Leyat had no engine but was powered by a giant propeller with an engine of 8HP Scorpion at the back of the car. The 1921 Helica de Leyat’s frame had been made of plywood and weighed for only 550 pounds. Its design made the vehicle quick with a recorded top speed of 106 miles per hour in 1927.

1921 Helica De Leyat

1921 Helica De Leyat

Bugatti La Voiture Noire

La Voiture Noire meant The Black Car in French. The Bugatti was deemed to be one of the automaker’s most expensive vehicles, and the reason was because of its handcrafted body made out of carbon fiber. The engine also had a hefty price because under the hood of the Bugatti La Voiture Noire was a 1,500HP, 16-cylinder, quad-turbo engine. The Bugatti La Voiture Noire had first launched in 2019 Geneva, and it was announced that only one had been produced and it would take 2.5 years to produce the model in a limited quantity.

Bugatti La Voiture Noire

Bugatti La Voiture Noire

1979 Aston Martin Bulldog

William Towns designed the 1979 Aston Martin Bulldog, a one-off concept car. The 1979 Aston Martin Bulldog had a 5.3L V8 engine under the hood, and the twin Garrett turbochargers created 600HP using the engine outside the vehicle that had 700HP. The maximum torque of the 1979 Aston Martin Bulldog was 500 pound-feet. The recorded top speed of the car was 192 miles per hour. However, Aston Martin alleged that it could reach 237 miles per hour. The 1979 Aston Martin Bulldog was rare because of its unique exterior like the sharp wedge shape and the five hidden headlamps. The car doors were gull-wing, and the interior was made out of leather. It also used Led buttons like the Lagonda. The 1979 Aston Martin Bulldog was intended to show off Aston Martin’s new facility in Newport Pagnell.

1979 Aston Martin Bulldog

1979 Aston Martin Bulldog

Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic

The Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic was described by MotorTend and other publications as Holy Grail and The World’s Most Expensive Bugatti. The Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic had a light-blue, elegant masterpiece, and only three of these existed. The designer, Ralph Lauren, owned and bought one for $40 million. The Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic was inspired by Jean Bugatti’s concept car named the Aerolithe. The Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic had flowing coupe lines, externally-riveted body panels, and a pronounced dorsal seam. Two Atlantics won the Best of Show awards in 1990 and 20013 at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic

Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C

The 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C was deemed to be the It Car anyone could drive. The 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C was a range of race, road, and sports cars during the ‘30s. Alfa Romeo revived the 8C for a concept car that had a V8 engine. The 2004 Alfa Romeo 8C entered the 8C Competizione. The 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C was given its name because of its eight-cylinder straight engine. It was Vittorio Jano who designed the car, and it was the primary racer for Alfa Romeo. The 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C was the rarest of the eight model years.

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C

Bugatti Type 41 Royale Kellner Coupe

Bugatti Type 41 Royale Kellner Coupe had twenty-five similar kinds of cars that were created in the year 1927. Ettore desired to sell the car only to the royalties. It was the most expensive car in the world, but the plan had failed because of the Great Depression because royal families in the European region did not want to spend money on high-costly cars. The Bugatti Type 41 Royale Kellner Coupe was sold only for three out of seven Bugatti that ever manufactured. Only six Royale Kellner existed in the world because Ettore crashed one of those cars. It was a large car, which weighed a total 7,000 pounds and equipped with a 7.78-liter engine. The length of the vehicle was 21 feet long.

Bugatti Type 41 Royale Kellner Coupe

Bugatti Type 41 Royale Kellner Coupe

2016 Ferrari LaFerrari

The 2016 Ferrari LaFerrari was known as F150 as its project name until it was announced to the public. It was a sports car that was a limited-edition hybrid vehicle. The name also meant The Ferrari which was in Italian and Roman languages. It was the best name for an example of what a Ferrari should like. The 2016 Ferrari LaFerrari was developed by Centro Stile and was observed by Flavio Manzoni, a Ferrari Patriarch. The vehicle was equipped with a 6.2-liter of the F140FE V12 engine. It also contained an electric motor and the recorded highest speed was 217 miles per hour which could attain from 0 to 62 in under three seconds.

2016 Ferrari LaFerrari

2016 Ferrari LaFerrari

SSC Ultimate Aero

The SSC North America developed SSC Ultimate Aero. The company that created the vehicle was also known as the Shelby SuperCars. It was known for the world’s fastest production of the car. In the year 2007, it shocked the world when the Guinness World of Records announced that the car reached 256.18miles per hour.  From the year 2007 to 2010, it was not defeated by other kinds of the car until the Bugatti Veyron had broken their record. The Bugatti was punished by suspension when the company Shelby charged the Bugatti of foul play in the competition. However, after some inquiry, Bugatti did not cheat to break the record. However, the SSC Ultimate Aero was also an impressive supercar. It was equipped with a 6.9 liter V8 engine. 

SSC Ultimate Aero

SSC Ultimate Aero

1990 De Tomaso Pantera Si

1990 De Tomaso Pantera Si was one of the sports cars of De Tomaso Pantera. The Pantera had different features among the rest of the vehicle because of the new style that was created by Marcello Gandini. He tried to change the suspension design and improve the chassis. After Pantera had been created, he named the finished product as Pantera 90 Si, which was shared to people in the year 1990. Only 38 models of De Tomaso were sold in the market, and the production lasted till 1993. Later, the Guara was manufactured and sold to the public. It had better features and radical design. Some reports said that 41 of these vehicles had been produced. However. Three of these still did not have any news when they would state it to the world.

1990 De Tomaso Pantera Si

1990 De Tomaso Pantera Si

1996 Vector M12

1996 Vector M12 had a background of a drama in the company which affected the reputation of the vehicle. The Vector had been equipped with a 5.7-liter Lamborghini V12 and was developed by Peter Stevens. It was produced in Green Cove Springs, Florida by the company Vector Aeromotive. The M12 could reach 0 to 60 in 4.8 seconds, and the recorded highest speed was 189 miles per hour. Only seventeen pieces of this vehicle were produced because of the aggressive takeover of Megatech’s Jerry Wiegert. However, the Vector M12 did not meet the desired specs to satisfy the people, and later, it was published on the AutoWeek as a terrible car ever tested

1996 Vector M12

1996 Vector M12

2016 Icona Vulcano Titanium

2016 Icona Vulcano Titanium was the only vehicle that had no similar kind in the whole world. The reason was, the car was produced with pure titanium, which could not be manufactured by normal means. The price of the Vulcano was $2.78 million and would reach the highest speed of 220 miles per hour. Icona was a company in Shanghai that was discovered in Turin, Italy. 2016 Icona Vulcano Titanium had been created after ten-thousand working hours of handcrafting. It began as an idea to display as Icona’s creation. However, it became a race car because of the engine that was equipped on the vehicle. The Vulcano had a 6.2L V8 that was similar to C6 Chevy Corvette ZR1.

2016 Icona Vulcano Titanium

2016 Icona Vulcano Titanium

2016 Bugatti Chiron

Forty-six Americans owned the 2016 Bugatti Chiron. It was known as the fastest car throughout the world. Chiron appearance was a two-seater, mid-engine sports car that was developed by luxury French automaker which was produced in Molsheim, France at the Bugatti Automobiles SAS laboratory. The company released its first Chiron at Geneva in the year 2016. It had a 1,479 horsepower because of the eight-liter quad-turbo W16 engine. Bugatti weights for over 4,400 pounds. The sport was a little bit lighter and faster, which weighed a total of 4,360. The 2016 Bugatti Chiron was known as the fastest car throughout the world when it recorded a speed of 304.77 miles per hour. The only supercar that rivaled the Chiron in the “Fastest Supercar” contest was the famous Koenigsegg.

2016 Bugatti Chiron

2016 Bugatti Chiron

Ford GT40 Gulf

Henry Ford II created the Ford GT40 Gulf. He was a relative of creative automaker Henry Ford. In the early sixties, The creator of the vehicle desired to participate at Le Mans with his own Ford vehicle. The deal between Enzo Ferrari and Ford had been broken because of the malicious intent of the other party, which made the Ford company furious. It was the time he decided to instruct his own racing company to create a Ford that could trample a Ferrari. The conflict against these two companies had been shown in the Oscar-winning movie, Ford v. Ferrari. The GT40 Gulf, the race car that was built to defeat the Ferrari had been equipped with a V8 engine. Ford had been the victor in the 24 Hours of Le Mans when they won the race.

Ford GT40 Gulf

Ford GT40 Gulf

2014 Pagani Huayra Tempesta ‘Scozia’

The 2014 Pagani Huayra Tempesta ‘Scozia’ was created by Horacio Pagani. Horacio was employed at the company Lamborghini for several years before he chose to leave and created his own automotive company. The creator of the vehicle, together with Mercedes-Benz, had found a suitable engine for Tempesta. Pagani decided to put the six-liter V12 turbocharged engine in the supercar. The 2014 Pagani Huayra Tempesta ‘Scozia’ was equipped with an engine that had 730 horsepower. It could attain a 0 to 60 time of three seconds which could reach the top speed of 238 miles per hour. The amazing features of the car were because of the vehicle’s computer. The Huayra could automatically reduce the drag coefficient with the help of the four flaps on the corner of the car. The cost of the upgrade package of ‘Scozia’ was $221k.

2014 Pagani Huayra Tempesta ‘Scozia’

2014 Pagani Huayra Tempesta ‘Scozia’

2005 Porsche Carrera GT

The 2005 Porsche Carrera GT was known as one of Porsche’s most manufactured supercars. In the year 2005, Porsche stated to the public that they would release a total of 1,500 of these supercars, but the company changed their mind in the late summer of 2005. The reason why it had been altered was because the new regulation about the airbag in the US The 2005 Porsche Carrera GT was equipped with a 5.7-liter V10 engine and had 3,043-pound curb weight. It also had a six-speed manual transmission. People were impressed with the features of the GT’s. It could achieve a 0 to 60 time of 3.8 seconds. However, it was the vehicle that the actor Paul Walker was driving when he died in an accident because of a car crash.

2005 Porsche Carrera GT

2005 Porsche Carrera GT

2014 McLaren P1

The 2014 Mclaren P1 had 375 units of supercars that were created in Surrey, England. It was equipped with twin-turbo M838TQ V8 engine, with McLaren E-Motor. The predecessor of the P1 was F1 which had their similarity with their features like the Formula 1 technology. Still, McLaren Automotive later had explained that the Speedtail was nearest to the F1 rather than the P1. The 2014 McLaren P1 had a mid-engine design and rear-wheel drive. It also had a Carbon MonoCage II as its platform, which would make the vehicle was produced as a carbon-fiber. The P1 could attain a 0 to 60 time of 2.8 seconds, which could reach from 0 to 186 in 16.5 seconds.

2014 McLaren P1

2014 McLaren P1

1955 Jaguar D-Type

The 1955 Jaguar D-type had dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Jaguars were produced in the year 1954 and lasted till 1957. People recognized it as a true sports car. It had a front-engine and rear-wheel drive and was equipped with an XK straight-six engine under its hood. It had similar features with its predecessor. It also had a mechanical component with the C-type. The D-type became unique because of its structure and innovation. The appearance of the Jaguar had monocoque construction which was similar to McLaren P1. It also had a vertical stabilizer, which was an aviation technology that could improve aerodynamic efficiency. The Jaguar E-Type followed it.

1955 Jaguar D Type

1955 Jaguar D Type

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB

The 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB was created by the company Ferrari for their grand touring coupe in the year 1964 to 1966. The name of the vehicle came from its engine, which consisted of per-cylinder displacement of 275 cubic inches. The “GTB” means Gran Turismo Berlinetta which came from an Italian designation. The 275 GTB was equipped with a 3.3-liter V12 that was developed by Colombo. For two years, 442 the same kind of car was created. Two hundred thirty-six of these similar cars had short-nose features, which appeared to have short hoods. The rest of the production had long-nose and extended hoods of GTBS. The Ferrari had released a racing version of the vehicle, which became successful in GT-class races.

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB

2015 Ferrari 488 GTB

The 2015 Ferrari 488 GTB was known as the Gran Turismo Berlinetta that was created from the Ferrari. It was developed in the year 2015, and inside the car, it was equipped with a 488-cubic-inch F154 V8 engine that was developed by Ferrari. The body of the 488 GTB was created to gain downforce by fifty percent with the comparison of 458, the old model of the vehicle. The vehicle was designed for aerodynamics, which also reduced the drag coefficient. The design of the 2015 Ferrari 488 GTB had been successful for being aerodynamic. It could attain 0 to 62 time of three seconds flat and the highest speed of 205 miles per hour. The enhanced version of the GTB got a five-spoke alloy wheel.

2015 Ferrari 488 GTB

2015 Ferrari 488 GTB

2014 Lamborghini Huracan

The 2014 Lamborghini Huracan was one of the well-known cars of Lamborghini. The Huracan surpassed the Gallardo, but the engine was similar to the Gallardo. It was equipped with a V10 engine like the Gallardo’s engine. The sports car was manufactured from the year 2014 until 2019. The 2014 Lamborghini had its spinoff. The Serrato was an off-roader that was based on the Huracan. The famous vehicle of the Lamborghini could attain a 0 to 62 time of 3.4 seconds and the highest speed of 199 miles per hour. In 10.1 seconds was the quarter-mile of the Huracan. Huracan was a Spanish term for “Hurricane.” However, the real reason it was called Huracan was because of the fighting bull named Hurricane in the year 1879. The people recognized the fighting bull because of his bravery.

2014 Lamborghini Huracan

2014 Lamborghini Huracan

1993 Jaguar XJ220

The 1993 Jaguar XJ220 was distinguished as the craziest supercar from the nineties by several auto publications. One of the owners of the Jaguar was Jay Leno. It was developed by Keith Helfet which was observed by Jaguar’s employee Jim Randle. The XJ220 was recognized as the fastest manufactured vehicle in the year 1992. The title lasted until 1993. It was a two-seater car that was made by two companies called Jaguar and Tom Walkinshaw, a company that was a race engineering and specialist automotive. The Jaguar could reach 0 to 60 in 3.6 seconds and the highest speed of 212.3 miles per hour. It was the result when they test drove the fastest car at Nardo Track.

1993 Jaguar XJ220

1993 Jaguar XJ220

2013 Pagani Zonda Revolucion

The 2013 Pagani Zonda Revolucion was developed by Horacio Pagani, the mid-engine high-performance car that had been released at the Geneva Motor Show several years ago. The Pagani had a various spinoff, which includes in those cars like C12, Roadster, F, Clinique, Tricolore, Barchetta, Monza, Uno, and HH. The cars that were based on the Pagani had high performance within the features. The average Zonda was equipped with a 6.0-liter M 120 V12 engine and some features that were an improved limited edition of the Pagani, which was a unique feature of the supercar. It had an M297 V12 engine that could reach from 6.9 to 7.3 liters’ of capacity. The recorded highest speed of Pagani was 217 miles per hour. It could reach from 0 to 60 time within 2.6 seconds.  

2013 Pagani Zonda Revolucion

2013 Pagani Zonda Revolucion

2005-2009 Saleen S7 TT

The 2005-2009 Saleen S7 TT was featured in the movie Bruce Almighty. In the film, we could see that it was a silver Saleen S7. Saleen Automotive in America developed the supercar. It was the high-performance car they had ever created. The S7 was created personally by Steve Saleen, and it became his car. It was also the fifth mid-engine supercar (production edition) that was developed in America. The Saleen could attain 0 to 60 times in 2.7 seconds, Which in 7.1 seconds, it reached from 0 to 100 time of the average speed. It could reach a total of 220 miles per hour. It could reach 127 miles per hour in 11.35 seconds.

2005 2009 Saleen S7 TT

2005 2009 Saleen S7 TT

Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale

The Romeo 33 Stradale was known for being the world’s one of the first fastest supercars.  It was equipped with a two-liter V8 engine, but the feature that caught the attention of the people was the butterfly door. In 1967, when the mid-engine sports car had been developed and been on sale until 1969. Only eighteen of this supercar had been released in the market. One Romeo 33 Stradale had been in an auction which an auctioneer shared the cost of the car was “over $10 million.” The Stradale was similar to the Ferrari 330 P4. in the mid-sixties, the Ferrari prevailed at Le Mans. The Romeo 33 had a 230 horsepower which could reach to 10,000RPM and could attain a speed of 160 miles per hour. 

Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale

Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale

2011 Hennessey Venom GT

The 2011 Hennessey Venom GT was known as a supercar created by Hennessey Engineering. After it had been released in the year 2011, it became the fastest road-legal car throughout the world. The supercar had been developed in Texas, and they tried to run it at the Lemoore, California US Naval Air Station. The Venom GT had been equipped with a 7-liter turbocharged engine. The top speed it can attain was 265.7 miles per hour for two miles of the course. The director of the Miller Motorsport, Bria Smith, was also the driver of the GT. The company released only thirteen units of the car. Six of these cars were Spyders while the seven had the same type of the supercar.

2011 Hennessey Venom GT

2011 Hennessey Venom GT

1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 Silver Arrow

We could consider the 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 Silver Arrow was the best racing car that Mercedes-Benz’s had. Rudolf Uhlenhaut was the designer of the Silver Arrow, which was later surpassed by Mercedes  MGP W01. A solo formula racer had been a victor for nine times out of twelve contests that he had participated. It also entered two world championships in which it won both of the contests. The W196 Silver Arrow had been different from other race cars out there because of its direct fuel injection, desmodromic valves, and V12 engine which was similar to Messerschmitt Bf 109E WWII fighter jet. The highest speed of the Silver Arrow’s can do was 249 miles per hour.

1954 Mercedes Benz W196 Silver Arrow

1954 Mercedes Benz W196 Silver Arrow

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