2014 was even better than 2013 for the collectible car world.
Classic cars raked in a staggering $1.3 billion at auction this past year, up from an already impressive $1.2 billion. These stats all come from the classic car value experts at Hagerty, who also ranked exactly which cars brought in the most cash. Models that saw the greatest appreciation include the Lamborghini Countach, which skyrocketed 175 percent in value for an average selling price of $736,599. Enthusiasts are also going mad for the Alfa Romeo Giulia Berlina, which has increased 63 percent for an average price of $85,687. And many Shelby Cobra fans are now looking for a less expensive alternative in the Sunbeam Tiger, which saw a 61-percent increase in price to $74,983. But none of these models were among the most expensive cars sold at auctions this year — not even by a longshot. Take a look at the list below to see the astounding prices people paid at auctions around North America this year.
10) 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe – $6,875,000 (Bonhams) 1962 Ferrari 250 Gt Coupe The Ferrari 250 series, known for being just as capable on the road as on the racetrack, was first built in 1953. In 1960, a short-wheelbase 250 GT went into production, but only 162 copies were ever built.
9) 1965 Ford GT40 Roadster – $6,930,000 (RM Auctions) 1965 Ford Gt40 Roadster The GT40 not only became the first and only American car to score an overall Le Mans win, but it also became the first four-time winner in Le Mans history. The GT40, which was available in coupe and rare roadster iterations, was born from a partnership with British race car manufacturer Lola. Five roadsters were built from the first Mk1 generation.
8) 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Coupe – $7,260,000 (Bonhams) 1953 Ferrari 250 Millie Migla Berlinetta Front Three Quarter 02 The Ferrari 250 MM, which stands for Mille Miglia, made waves back in 1954 thanks to its stellar performance for the day, with 0-60 mph acceleration recorded in the five-second range. Powered by Ferrari’s first 3.0-liter V-12 engine Gran Turismo, this coupe paved the way for the 250 Tour de France, 250 SWB, and 250 GTO.