For most of us, cars are everyday utility items that simply get us from A to B. But for some people, collecting rare and often insanely expensive cars is a pursuit that approaches obsession. So, feast your eyes on 20 of the cars that collectors covet most – and for which they’d pay crazy sums.
20. Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe
The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe was so-named because of the way its doors operate, which is a result of a welded aluminum frame completely enclosing the cabin. In 2014 American auctioneer Barrett-Jackson sold a 1955 model of this distinctive auto for $2 million.
19. Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider
Alfa Romeo manufactured its 8C 2900 range of sports cars from 1931. Originally, Alfa Romeo built the car exclusively for racing, but soon decided to sell them to the public. IN 2016 Sotheby’s auctioned off an extremely rare 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider for $19.8 million. This was the most ever paid for an Alfa Romeo or, indeed, a car built before the Second World War.