One person can change the value of a car by five or even ten times. And this is not the creator or assembler of this car. This is the star that rode it. Their cars are no less popular with their owners. Here are a few representatives whose price tag is listed in history as one of the highest.
Ferrari 857 Andy Warhol sport 1955
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This racing car has been modified and upgraded many times over the course of its history, starting with the 750 Monza chassis with a Tipo 129 engine fitted with an alloy head and dual overhead camshafts. Although he did not go as fast as some racing enthusiasts would like, he was still successful enough to establish a strong and successful reputation. At one point, the car was sold to a pop artist Andy Warholand this event may be partly due to its $6,270,000 auction price.
Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Steve McQueen 1967
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A car with 300 horsepower, a V-12 engine and six carburetors is exactly the car that I drove Steve McQueen. Brought directly to the “Bullit” set, the GTB/4 was just one of many cars in which McQueen performed various of his own on-screen stunts. Ferrari Classiche restored the entire car in 2013, certified it and confirmed its storied history, earning $10,175,000 from the sale in a 2014 auction held by RMA Auctions.
James Coburn’s 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder
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When the car belongs to such a famous actor as an Oscar winner James Coburn, and regularly rides in the company of Steve McQueen and James Garner, this is of interest to collectors. The V-12 engine boasts 280 horsepower, and telescopic shocks can be found in both the front and rear suspensions. Coburn enjoyed these features on his daily commute to and from the film studio. During the 25 years of ownership, he repainted the car in dark blue, silver and finally burgundy. By the time the car hit the auction in Italy in 2008, it had gained such a famous reputation that it was valued at $10,894,900.
Steve McQueen’s 1968 Ford GT40
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With 440 horsepower, a V-8 engine and a five-speed manual transmission, this GT had the speed Steve McQueen wanted for Le Mans. The car also boasts a racing history that includes drivers such as David Hobbs and Mike Hailwood. Being only one of three production GT40 passenger cars ever made means the vehicle is even rarer and more special. It was sold at auction in 2012 in an original 1967 Mirage body for an impressive $11 million.
These are just a few of the celebrity cars that received high prices at auction. As long as the big names in the entertainment world travel in remarkable vehicles, the list will grow and grow.
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