A List of Most Expensive Cars Sold at Auction in 2022

Car auctions are the soul food for automobile lovers. A large number of high-class car auctions are organized every year. […]


Car auctions are the soul food for automobile lovers. A large number of high-class car auctions are organized every year. Let’s look at some of the most expensive cars sold in 2022.

In the first month of 2022, almost 5000 collectable automobiles fetched $480 million. $480 million is a considerable sum, especially with car fans’ hopes for a beautiful 2022. The number of auctions and shipments was modest, but every other statistic was high. The automobiles were few, but they brought in a lot of money. January’s auction set the benchmark for the year. The events featured 1990s supercars, 1960s muscle cars, current hypercars, 1950s American classics, and pre war classics.

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé

When a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé sold for a world record $143 million at an auction organized by RM Sotheby’s for the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, it became the most costly automobile in the world. An initial offer of €50 million more than the highest price ever paid for a vehicle at auction broke the record for the most expensive automobile ever sold.

Pagani Huayra

Pagani creates some of the world’s rarest and most expensive automobiles, all of which are hand-built, unique masterpieces. Considering that there were only 100 units produced, every time one comes up for auction, it is something to see.

Pre-sale valuation for this 725-mile contemporary supercar was in the $1.8 million to $2 million range. But not according to the buyer who paid $2,117,500 for it. The 2016 Pagani Huayra had a black and gold over red and black paint job that anybody would be happy to leave with such a large sum of money for.

Teardrop Coupe from 1937

Many open roadsters and closed vehicles, most notably a series of curvy bespoke coupes, were designed with the sporty Talbot-Lago T-150-C chassis as their primary source of creative motivation. Despite having passed their peak, French-made cars continue to hold significant value. Streamlined, low-profile, and lightweight enough to compete well in races. It’s the only French marque besides Bugatti that has sold for more than $10 million at auction.

Alloy Gullwing Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy

This rare Aluminum Gullwing Coupe has been on public display for six years, and over 10 years since the last one sold. This 300SL Aluminum Gullwing Coupe was the most valued car at this year’s Arizona Sale, despite its appearance as a standard Gullwing Coupe.

Mercedes-Benz produced gullwing for years, but only 29 of them were constructed with lightweight aluminum bodywork. Hyatt Creek, a prominent member and at times president of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America, owned the car for most of its stay in the United States after it was first shipped to Morocco. A lightweight body and 3.0-litre NSL engine remained in place for the 300 SL.

The Ferrari F50 1996

It sold for a new model world record $4,606,000 at the Artcurial Paris Rétromobile 2022 vintage automobile auction for a 1996 Ferrari F50 with only 1,318 kilometers on the clock. At the Monterey sale in 2021, RM Sotheby’s paid $3,965,000, a record for the F50 model at auction.

Due to the low mileage on this particular model, a defense lawyer in Monaco sold it together with many other Ferraris, potentially adding a new vehicle VAT cost to the buyer.

The auction values of pre-digital supercars like the F50, F40, and Porsche Carrera GT have risen sharply in recent months.

Porsche 550 Spyder 

It is safe to say that the 550 Spyder, Porsche’s first racing vehicle, was a seminal piece of automotive history when it was unveiled in 1953.  It was the car’s performance and maneuverability that made it legendary. Many races were conducted around Europe, especially at the Nürburgring and Hockenheim in Germany. It won its maiden race, the 1954 Mille Miglia, and finished third overall in the Carrera Panamericana the following year . Bonhams Amelia Island 2022’s top result was a $4,185,000 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder with Wendler coachwork. 

The Ferrari F50 1996

The F50 is an absolute show-stopper. The four-wheeler, which was designed by Pininfarina and had a wonderfully sculpted carbon-fiber body, also has a retractable roof that enables the driver to transform the vehicle into either an open-air spider or a closed Berlinetta sports coupé.

This particular model, which features a Rosso Corsa paint job, was the first off the production line in 1996, and it has had just a single devoted owner for its entire history. It has seen very little use over the years and has been subjected to painstaking upkeep. The F50 was sold at RM Sotheby’s Paris 2022 for $3,875,500, making it the second most expensive automobile. 

A Prototype Shelby GT350R from 1965

More than a Mustang, the 1965 Shelby GT350R serves as a prototype for all subsequent Shelby GT350Rs constructed by Shelby Carroll for SCCA racing. There were 10 victories in 1965 for the vehicle, the same year Shelby Mustangs dominated B-Production racing with their dominance. From 1966 to 1968, the Prototype competed in the Trans-Am series in the United States before crossing the border into Mexico.

GT350R Prototype is one of Ford’s most significant automobiles ever made. Between 2010 and 2014, it was meticulously repaired and sold for a record-breaking $3.85 million at Indianapolis in 2020.

2020 McLaren Speedtail

Because Speedtails are relatively new cars and only a few numbers were ever produced, just a few supercars have ever been put up for public auction. Technically, the starting price for a Speedtail was in the low million-dollar range. Still, as is typical with extremely exclusive exotics such as this one, the price skyrocketed once cars started hitting the wider public market of wealthy collectors. In other words, the price started relatively low but skyrocketed quickly. It was sold for $3,300,000.