The 5 Rarest Cars in the World
Car enthusiasts always dream of being able to find “The One”, that car so rare that it would make their lives complete just to be able to see it. Being that rare will also mean that they are most likely one of the most expensive cars in the world, but for the lucky few, they are a dream worth achieving, if they can. The quality of workmanship and design that went into these cars are a big part of what makes them so rare and unique, each one a testament to the car industry as a whole.
1931 Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe
The 1931 Bugatti Royal Kellner Coupe was recently installed upon the list of the most rare, and expensive cars in the world. One such model was sold in 1987 for more than eight million dollars at auction, primarily because it was only one of six such cars known to exist in the world. At the time of their creation, Bugatti only made them to order, and had planned on making only 25 at the most. Three of them actually reached their buyers, while the other three that were made faded into the shadows during transit.
Coming in at just over a million five, the Lamborghini Reventon is a sports car that debuted at the 2007 Frankfort motor show. Inspired by the race staged between a similar model and a fighter plane, the company designed it for low air resistance and high speed. Only 20 cars were produced.
Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren Roadster
Third on the list of the world’s rarest cars this year is the Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren Roadster, coming in just under half a million dollars in value. One of the first convertibles made by the company with an automatic transmission, it is the fusion of Formula 1 racing technology and the legendary SLR racing tradition.
The Exelero high performance sports car was the last release from German luxury car manufacturer Maybach, and was last priced at auction for around eight million dollars. Considered to be the ultimate in luxury high endurance sports cars, it is designed to fly with 700 HP, courtesy of a bi-turbo V12 engine.
The last mid-engine sports car to be produced by Japanese automaker Honda, production was officially ended in 2005. During its heyday, between 1990 and 2005, only a hundred cars were produced in the line per year, and the average price now, at auction for this speedster is around one hundred and sixty thousand dollars.
This was a guest post by Peter from Fozmula, manufacturers of liquid level sensors and all types of measurement equipment for automobiles.