Jan 26 2013

 

This-1914-mercedes-open-front-town-car-was-built-in-germany-and-sold-in-california-at-scotsdale-it-sold-for-9620001914 Mercedes Open Face Town Car ($962,000)

For automobile aficionados, the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona is the Super Bowl for classic cars. This year there were fifty cars on the auction block and not all of them sold. The time is here for someone to create a National Transportation Museum in Washington, D.C. My guess is that the attendance at such a museum would be huge. Here are some of my favorites million dollar plus cars!

The-decadent-french-built-delahaye-type-175-had-interior-fixtures-plated-in-14-karat-gold-this-1949-model-sold-for-121-million
1949 Delahaye 175 ($1.21 Million)

A-buyer-paid-for-132-million-for-this-rare-1929-isotta-fraschini-tipo-8a-ss-the-most-expensive-car-ever-produced-in-italy
1929 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A SS ($1.32 Million)

One-of-a-dozen-murphy-beverlys-built-this-gold-1934-duesenberg-with-a-three-speed-manual-transmission-was-worth-143-million
1934 Dusenburg ($1.43 Million)

Clark-gable-bought-this-1955-mercedes-benz-300sl-gullwing-coupe-for-7295-on-saturday-it-sold-for-204-million
1955 Mercedez-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Coupe ($2.4 Million)

A-scotsdale-buyer-paid-204-million-for-this-1947-talbot-lago-t-26-grand-sport-with-black-paint-and-a-red-leather-interior
1947 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport ($2.04 Million)