The most expensive cars out there aren't the ones coming out of factories today. Instead, they are vehicles built decades ago.
A Ferrari made in 2015 will run you from about $180,000 to $400,000. But to get your hands on a collector's model manufactured 50 years ago, you might be looking at numbers in the millions.
Car collecting is a worldwide endeavor, though in some markets it is more prominent than in others. "It's a global market; however, the United States and Europe both represent the very large majority of the market and where collectors are based," said Hatlapa. He also noted that buying cars goes far beyond investing. "These things have become a lifestyle," he said.
Most transactions take place on the private market -- Hatlapa estimates about 70% -- meaning prices are not always known. Other sales transpire on the auction blocks, and because they are public, their prices are out in the open.
Here are 10 of the most expensive cars to ever go down in the record books.
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