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|The 10 Rarest Cars Ever Made, Ranked! by LussoAutos: 12:32am On Jan 25|
Rare: not found in large numbers and consequently of interest or value- lexico.com When you think of “rare” cars, you most probably won’t think that some of the cars you grew up knowing and loving were actually classified as “rare”. Today we take a look at ten of them. Known by some, loved by most, and new to many. Let’s countdown and learn a few interesting facts about them.
10. Porsche 916
We bet you’ve never seen one of these before. Introduced in 1972, the Porsche 916 is actually a big brother to the now-iconic Porsche 911 and flopped due to the steep price it commanded. For this reason, it’s now touted as one of the rarest Porsche models ever created. It only boasted a production run of only 11 units.
9. Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe
Few cars can come close to the level of dignity and luxury the Royale Kellner Coupe boasts. Created by Ettore Bugatti in 1931, it was aimed strictly at royalty and envisioned as the most luxurious automobile in the world. Even today, its giant statue dwarf’s luxury leaders the likes of Rolls Royce Phantom by a large margin. It stands at 21 feet long, while just the massive hood ornament easily reaches eye level.
To behold the presence of this car is humbling, and the thunder of the 12.7L double straight-eight engine under the colossal hood will send shivers down anyone’s spine. We’re talking about perhaps the biggest engine ever put in a production car, 300 horsepower – an inconceivable number in 1931 when the car was new. All this extravagance and luxury met a quick end when the car’s production ceased due to the economic depression. Only six of these cars saw daylight. There are still probably out there somewhere today because we know that one of them sold for a staggering $9.7 million in 1987. Adjusted for inflation, that’ll be roughly $20 million today, putting it among the most expensive cars ever sold.
8. Aston Martin DBR1
60 years after the Aston Martin won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the DBR1 is still considered the very pinnacle of Aston Martin performance cars.
Today, it stands as a monument to Aston Martin’s achievements, with only 5 models in existence. One of them was sold at a 2017 Monterey Auction by RM Sotheby’s for a staggering $22.5 million, making it the most expensive British car to ever be sold at an auction. The car is a classic masterpiece, put together by a small and focused team of engineers to outperform all other cars in its era.
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|Re: The 10 Rarest Cars Ever Made, Ranked! by NaijautoDotCom(m): 4:58am On Jan 25|
Very interesting. Thank you so much!
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