These Are the 30 Most Expensive Cars Ever Sold at Auction

Have a passion and love for pricey cars? You're hardly alone.

American actress Alexandra Paul once famously said, "the cars we drive say a lot about us."

Snap (SNAP) CEO Evan Spiegel once said, "cars bring me sheer joy."

Brazilian politician Jaimie Lerner exclaimed that "a car is like a mother-in-law. If you let it, it will rule your life."

With that in mind, here's a look at some of the most expensive and beautiful cars ever sold at auction.

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30. The 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster
30. The 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

This beast sold for $9,680,000 at the RM Auction, in Monterey, Calif. in August 2011.

29. The 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB
29. The 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB

The Ferrari (RACE) sold for $9,725,000 at the Rick Cole Auction in Monterey, Calif. in August 2014.

28. 1982 Porsche 956
28. 1982 Porsche 956

This Porsche sold for $10,120,000 at the Gooding & Co Auction in Monterey, Calif. in August 2015.

27. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4
27. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4

This Ferrari sold for $10,175,000 at the RM Auction in Monterey, Calif. in August 2014.

26. 1931 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Coupe
26. 1931 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Coupe

The 1931 beauty sold for $10,340,000 at the Gooding & Co. Auction in Pebble Beach, Calif. in August 2011.

25. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider
25. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider

The Ferrari sold for $10,894,000 at the RM Auction in Maranello, Italy in August 2008.

24. 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf/Mirage
24. 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf/Mirage

The Ford (F) model sold for $11,000,000 at the RM Auction in Monterey, Calif. in August 2012.

23. 1960 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione
23. 1960 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione

The car sold for $11,275,000 at the Gooding & Co. Auction in Pebble Beach, Calif. in August 2012.

22. 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB
22. 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB

The 1960 Ferrari sold for $11,414,500 at the H&H Auction in Duxford, UK in October 2015.

21. 1964 Ferrari 250 LM
21. 1964 Ferrari 250 LM

Sold for $11,550,000 RM Auction in Monterey, Calif. in August 2014.

20. 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster
20. 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

This Mercedes sold for $11,770,000 at the Gooding & Co. Auction in Pebble Beach, Calif. in August 2012.

19. 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione Clienti
19. 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione Clienti

This beast sold for $12,000,000 at the Rick Cole Auction in Monterey, Calif. in August 2014.

18. 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
18. 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa

This 1950s Ferrari sold for $12,402,500 at the RM Auction in Maranello, Italy in May 2009.

17. 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta Competizione
17. 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta Competizione

This Ferrari sold for $12,745,500 at the RM Auction in Cernobbio, Italy in May 2013.

16. We have a tie for the 16th spot on the list.
16. We have a tie for the 16th spot on the list.

A. The 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione 'Tour de France' sold for $13,200,000 at the RM Sotheby's Auction in Monterey, Calif. in August 2015.

16 B. 1953 Jaguar C-type Lightweight
16 B. 1953 Jaguar C-type Lightweight

This Jag sold for $13,200,000 at the RM Sotheby's Auction in Monterey, Calif. in August 2015.

15. 1998 McLaren F1
15. 1998 McLaren F1

The McLaren sold for $13,750,000 at the RM Sotheby's Auction Monterey, Calif in August 2015.

14. We have another tie, this time at the 14th spot.
14. We have another tie, this time at the 14th spot.

A. The 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato sold for $14,300,000 at the RM Sotheby's Auction in New York in December 2015.

14 B. 1964 Ferrari 250 LM
14 B. 1964 Ferrari 250 LM

The Ferrari sold for $14,300,000 at the RM Auction in New York in November 2013.

13. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider
13. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider

The Spider sold for $15,180,000 at the Gooding & Co Auction in Pebble Beach, Calif. in August 2014.

12. 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Prototype
12. 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Prototype

This Ferrari sold for $16,390,000 at the Gooding & Co. Auction in Pebble Beach, Calif. in August 2011.

11. 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Speciale
11. 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Speciale

This horse power behemoth sold for $16,500,000 at the Gooding & Co. Auction in Pebble Beach, Calif. in August 2015.

10. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider
10. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider

This 1961 Ferrari was sold for $16,830,000 at a Gooding & Co. Auction in Monterey, Calif. in August 2015.

9. 1964 Ferrari 250 LM
9. 1964 Ferrari 250 LM

The car sold for $17,600,000 at the RM Sotheby's Auction in Monterey, Calif. in August 2015.

8. 1954 Ferrari 375-Plus
8. 1954 Ferrari 375-Plus

This 1954 beauty sold for $18,298,500 at the Bonhams Auction in Goodwood, UK in June 2014.

7. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider
7. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider

The Spider sold for $18,465,500 at the Artcurial, Paris, France in February 2015.

6. 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport
6. 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport

This Ferrari sold for $23,000,000 at the Rick Cole Auction in Monterey, Calif. in August 2014.

5. 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale
5. 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale

Another Ferrari, this one went for $26,400,000 at the RM Auctions in Monterey, Calif. in August 2014.

4. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spider
4. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spider

This Spider sold for $27,500,000 at the RM Auctions in Monterey, Calif. in August 2013.

3. 1956 Ferrari 290 MM
3. 1956 Ferrari 290 MM

The car sold for $28,050,000 at the RM Sotheby's Auction in New York in December 2015.

2. 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196
2. 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196

Coming in second is this $29,605,000 Mercedes which sold at the Bonhams Auction in Goodwood, UK in July 2013.

1. 1962-63 Ferrari 250 GTO
1. 1962-63 Ferrari 250 GTO

Our number one on the list is the Ferrari 250 GTO which sold for a whopping $38,115,000 at the Bonhams Auction, in Carmel, Calif. in August 2014.

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