NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- A classic car can have a special meaning, making a car collector willing to pay any amount, in order to own the vehicle. To some, a classic car is a work of art that holds a historic, sentimental or simply an aesthetic value that makes it a must own for the buyer.
Collecting cars can be one of the most expensive hobbies a person can have. Many cars placed on the block at auctions are in limited supply and owning such a car gives you a unique item others will come to admire.
For many of us, whether we are buying a new or used car, the worry of how we will pay for it can be burdensome, but for those die-hard classic car collectors no amount is too much.
The following ten cars are the most expensive ever sold at auction:
1954 Mercedes-Benz W196
Price Adjusted for Inflation: $29,967,886
Sold by: Bonhams Auction on July 12, 2013
Produced in Germany, this car brought Mercedes-Benz back into the world of grand prix racing. The car was Germany's Formula One entry in the 1954 and 1955 Formula One sessions, winning 9 of the 12 races in which it was entered.