There is no clear criteria by which we can define with any degree of certainty as to what constitutes a truly
“rare car’. This is on account of the fact that the list of criterion to classify an automobile in the rare category is pretty big and open ended. Nevertheless, some of the most widely accepted standards in the automobile industry to place a car in an exalted position are factors like vintage make, an exorbitantly high price tag, limited factory production and extensive modifications to suit the tastes of rich customers.
6. 1967 and the 1970 Dodge Coronet R/T Convertible
The 1967 (picture above) and the 1970 Dodge Coronet R/T convertible makes it to the rarefied list due to the fact that only two cars were built per model. The Dodge Coronet can fetch up to $250,000 at any current auction.
5. 1969 ZL1 Camaro
The 1969 ZL1 Camaro is another rare car that can fetch up to $1 million at any current auction. The Camaro possesses a muscular appearance and was extremely popular with drag racers.
4. 1954 Oldsmobile F-88
Another car that scores pretty high in the aspirational index is the 1954 Oldsmobile F-88. The General Motors designed car was a radical departure from cars of its ear and sported a 250 HP V8 Rocket engine among other things. Only four of these dazzling vehicles were built and a recent auction of a surviving car fetched $3.5 million.
. 1938 Phantom Corsair
Few cars in the world can match the appeal of the Phantom Corsair when measured by the yardstick of exclusivity. The Corsair was considered to be a revolutionary design and an engineering marvel at the time of its launch in 1938 and was blessed with an eerie resemblance to the iconic “Batmobile”. It featured futuristic designs like electronically operated doors, altimeter and even a beverage cabinet at its rear. Only one Phantom Corsair was ever built and the car never entered productions owing to a multitude of reasons. If the car is ever auctioned, it can easily shatter the $10 million mark.
2. 1961 Ferrari 250GT Spyder
As far as the list of rare and expensive cars is concerned, the one that comfortably takes the cake is the iconic 1961 Ferrari 250GT Spyder that was once driven by Hollywood actor James Coburn. The Spyder managed to fetch a sum of $10.9 million when it went under the hammer in 2008, comfortably turning it into the most expensive car of all time. The 1961 Ferrari 250GT Spyder is very similar in appearance to the Jaguar featured in James Bond movies and is considered to be one of the most good looking cars ever built. Only 36 of these beauties were ever built.
1. 1931 Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe
The 1931 Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe is next in the list of most expensive cars in the globe. Only six units of these vintage beauties were ever built, which easily turns the Kellner Coupe into one of the rarest cars in the world. The vehicle was powered by a 12.7 liter aircraft engine and managed to fetch to earn a whopping price tag of $9.7 million at the 1987 Albert Hall auction conducted by Christie’s. The reason why this car is ranked number one is because it is estimated to be worth double the auction price in 1987, making it's worth approximately $19 million.