When you think about super expensive cars, you are probably imagining some vintage Ferraris or similar European exotics that can go for quite a lot of money on auctions all over the world. Rarely is there a car made in United States whose price reaches such incredible levels. However, they do exist. There are some American cars that come with a price tag so big only a select few in the world are capable of buying them.
Let’s take a look at 10 most expensive American cars ever sold.
1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88
Corvettes have a large following in United States as well as the rest of the world. This is true especially for the vintage ones. This 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 was sold on an auction for an incredible price of $3,850,000. Even for Corvettes, this is way up there.
1950 GM Futurliner Parade Of Progress Bus
This odd vehicle was sold for a staggering $4,400,000 on an auction back in 2006. The reason for such a high price, aside from the unique design of the vehicle, was its rich history. This “bus”was the center piece of GM motor shows for a decade and a half, starting from 1940.
1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Speedster
One of the rarest American made cars out there was sold for $4,455,000 back in 2004. This truly amazing piece of American automotive engineering is definitely worth the price, especially if you consider its condition.
1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Convertible Coupe
Another Dusenberg, another truly unique piece. This 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Convertible Coupe is one of only three that were ever made. And if that wasn’t good enough, this one is the only one of the three that was supercharged. It’s no wonder this car was sold for $4,510,000 on an auction back in 2013.
1966 Batmobile 1
Built in by George Barris, the 1966 Batmobile 1 is a modified 1955 Lincoln Futura. Futura was a concept car that never really took off, which makes it exotic as it is. The Batmobile 1 version add just another layer of uniqueness to an already very special car.
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake
Most car enthusiasts are familiar with the work of AC, but if there’s one car that stands out it’s the 1966 Shelby Cobra 427. The production was limited to 23 cars, while only two of those were the Super Snake Cobras. This just tells you how rare this car is. It was sold for $5,500,000.
1964 Ford GT40 Prototype
Ford GT40 reached a legendary status for a number of reasons, but mainly due to its success in the Le Mans. While a reasonable number of these cars were made, they are still quite expensive. Now imagine owning the Ford GT40 Prototype. This extraordinary car was sold for $7,000,000.
Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe CSX 2601
Another Shelby on the list, this time a Daytona Cobra Coupe CSX 2601 was sold on an auction for $7,250,000 back in 2009. The legacy this car carries is incredible, and it hold a very important place in American automotive history.
1931 Duesenberg Model J Coupe LWB
Dusenbergs are few and far between these days, especially the earlier models. This 1931 Duesenberg Model J Coupe LWB in pristine condition is time machine of its own. The car looks brand new, and for that reason it was sold for a high price of $10,340,000 in 2011.
1968 Ford GT40 Gulf/Mirage Lightweight
Ford GT40 GulfMirage Lightweight Racing Car 1968
Although the Ford GT40 Prototype is probably the most special GT40 out there, this 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf/Mirage Lightweight is by far the most expensive American car to ever be sold. The price? Unbelievable $11,000,000. The reason for this is the fact that it was owned by Steve McQueen, and was used as a camera car in the legendary movie ‘Le Mans’.