Which Rare Cars Were Sold At The Pebble Beach Auction?

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Put the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on your bucket list. It’s only the most prestigious classic car competition on Earth: not just a single auction but many, turning this lavish part of California into a kind of Auto Heaven. Here are the most expensive cars sold this year.
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1968 Maserati Ghibli Coupe

This is a gorgeous classic, but at Pebble Beach they notice it when a car is a bit beat up, and it brought an appropriately beat up sum: $132,000, disappointing given its $160,000 to $200,000 presale estimate. Oh – that sound expensive to you? Hang onto your hat.
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Jaguar D-Type Racecar

The 1956 Le Mans champion won again, costing some anonymous bidder $21.8 million.
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1937 Talbo-Lago T-150-C SS

Pebble Beach Week is ritzy everywhere. The Quail motor sports affair is super-ritzy. We still don’t know how Jay Leno got in. Be that as it may, a 1937 Talbo-Lago T-150-C SS won the Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award.
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1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet

Meanwhile, at the nearby Monterey auctions, a 1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet won Best of Show.
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1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K

$3.1 million bought a gorgeous 540K – only 42 built with a closed roof, and this one in the photo isn’t one of them (but don’t you love this convertible’s baby blue!)
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1959 Ferrari 250 GT California Spider

Price paid: Sporting a 3.0-liter V12 engine (vroom vroom!) this dusky jewel set its new owner back $3.4 million – comparable to a year’s service from an NFL backup quarterback, but much, much cooler.
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1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Berlinetta

Only three 340 Mexico Berlinettas were ever made, each of them custom-built for the infamously dangerous Carrera Panamericana road race. Top speed, 174 mph. Price? Only $3.7 million.
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1927 Mercedes-Benz S-Type

This classic, designed by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche, is packing a huge, supercharged 6.8-liter 6-cylinder engine. Sold! – for $5.8 million.
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1937 Mercedes-Benz 540k

The 540k’s $9.7 million price makes it the most expensive Benz ever sold. Even in 1937, its $12,000 sticker price made it fantastically expensive for its day. Just one look at this beauty, though, and you get an idea why.
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1960 Ferrari 250 GT

When an antique Ferrari is restored by Ferrari in its factory workshops, that adds serious value. A 3.0-liter V-12 engine doesn’t hurt. This baby brought $5.3 million.
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1931 Duesenberg Model J

Remember the ‘This car was only driven by a little old lady to church’ line? This classic only had 12,500 miles on it – since 1931. That’s part of why it yielded $10.3 million at Pebble Beach.
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1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa

Ka-Ching! At $16.4 million, this Testa Rossa brought the steepest price paid for any car at any auction, ever. At least till next year!
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