10 of the Rarest (and Most Expensive) Cars in the World–With Price Tags in the Millions

January 2, 2021 Updated: January 3, 2021

Rare collectable cars are among car collectors’ most prized possessions. In fact, some manufacturers only produce a handful of some models, and the price tags are often out of this world, ranging in the tens of millions of dollars. Obviously, some of these extreme machines are so expensive that owners dare not even drive them and they remain parked, on display, a rich man’s trophy. But it’s sure fun to dream.

Here are 10 of the rarest, most expensive cars on earth.

10. W Motors Lykan HyperSport

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The Lykan HyperSport by W Motors at Port Hércule in Monaco. (W Motors/CC BY 4.0)

With only seven cars ever produced and equipped with a 3.7 L twin-turbocharged flat-six engine, this 2013 limited-run supercar from W Motors is worth roughly $3.4 million, according to Rarest.

9. McLaren F1 LM

A special racing edition of the regular McLaren F1, this sports car has a 6.1 L BMW S70/2 V12 engine and an estimated value of $25 million.

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The only ever McLaren F1 XP-LM photographed at the 2006 British International Motorshow. (robad0b/CC BY-SA 2.0)

The manufacturer only ever produced six of this model, one as a prototype, and five in honor of each of the McLaren F1 GTRs that finished the 1995 “24 Hours of Mans,” placing first, third, fourth, fifth, and thirteenth.

8. Bugatti Type 41 Royale Kellner Coupe

Also known as a Bugatti Coupe, this luxury car was manufactured from 1927 to 1933 and was originally designed to be sold to royalty.

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A Bugatti Coupe presented at the Retromobile show in Paris in 2015. (Thesupermat/CC BY-SA 4.0)

Reportedly, one of the seven was wrecked by Ettore Bugatti, and only six of these cars remain in existence. The model carries an estimated value of $10 million.

7. Aston Martin DBR1

A total of five of the Aston Martin DBR1 were ever manufactured, produced between 1956 and 1959. With an Aston Martin, 2,493cc/2,922 cc, straight six, FR layout engine, this model auctions at roughly $22.5 million.

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A 1957 Aston Martin DBR1/2 at Goodwood Festival of Speed in July 2009. (Brian Snelson/CC BY 2.0)

These cars have been driven by some of the most famous race car drivers of all time, including names such as Stirling Moss, Tony Brooks, Reg Parnell, Les Leston, and Roy Salvadori.

6. Packard Panther

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A 1954 Packard Panther convertible with a one-piece fiberglass body. (FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Packard Panther comes with a supercharged 327 cu in (5.4 L) L-head (flathead) straight-eight engine. Though four were originally produced, only two remain in existence, and this 1954 model auctions at roughly $835,000.

5. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita

Only two of the 2009 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita were ever made, one of which sold for a whopping $4.8 million.

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Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. arrives at the Mayweather Boxing Club in his new US$4.8 million Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita for a media workout in August 2015 in Las Vegas. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

A special edition of the Koenigsegg CCXR, the car features a diamond-weave carbon-fiber finish and comes equipped with a 4.7–4.8 L Koenigsegg twin-supercharged V8 engine. Due to the expensive process of turning black carbon fiber into a white finish, the manufacturer never made a full run of this model.

4. Maybach Exelero

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A Maybach Exelero at the Concours d’Elegance motor show. (Simon Davison/CC BY 2.0)

This 2004 beauty is outfitted with a 5.9 L 5,908 cc (361 cu in) twin-turbocharged V12 engine and was a joint venture between Stola (now Blutec) and DaimlerChrysler. With only one car ever made, this vehicle is rumored to have last received a bid for $8 million.

3. Bugatti Veyron Bleu Centenaire

This 2009 French car is estimated to be worth $1.5 million. Only one was ever made, as a celebratory model for Bugatti’s 100th-year anniversary.

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Bugatti Veyron Bleu Centenaire at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. (David Villarreal Fernández/CC BY-SA 2.0)

Made with an 8.0 L (488 cu in) quad-turbocharged W16 engine, this model was painted with a signature two-tone blue and has reportedly only ever been driven 775 kilometers.

2. Icona Vulcano Titanium

With a starting price of $2.78 million, the Icona Vulcano Titanium is one-of-a-kind. The 2015 car comes with a Supercharged 6.2L V8 engine and is the world’s first titanium car.

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The Icona Vulcano Titanium, the world’s first titanium supercar, at Dubai Motor Show 2017. (slava296/Shutterstock)

According to the manufacturer, it took 10,000 hours of handcrafted work to create the car’s carbon-fiber body, which is why they only ever made one. Icona says this exact car can never be replicated.

1. Rolls-Royce 15 HP

Six of the Rolls-Royce 15 HP were originally produced in 1905, but only one has survived to today. The 3,000-cc 3-cylinder engine car comes in at a whopping value of $35 million and is considered one of the rarest and most historic cars in the world.

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Rolls-Royce 15hp car in 1905 (Malcolma/CC BY 3.0)

The vehicle was gifted to the Royal Scottish Automobile Club in 1974 and has been on display in Scotland ever since; though it is loaned out to other museums from time to time.

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