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25 cars fetch jaw-dropping prices at an auction

Last updated on: January 29, 2013 09:01 IST

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A company, Barrett-Jackson Auction, set up camp this month in Scotsdale, Arizona, United States, to sell dozens of its amazing classic cars to the highest bidder, according to Business Insider.

Let's take a look at 25 cars that were sold for jaw-dropping prices at the auction.

Source: Business Insider

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Image: An auto show in Seoul, South Korea.
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1955 Lincoln Future concept

Price: $4.6 million

Overall rank: 1

The most expensive car sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction, this 1955 Lincoln Future concept was converted into the original Batmobile for $15,000. On January 19, it sold for a whopping $4.6 million.

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Image: 1955 Lincoln Future concept went for $4.6 million.
Photographs: Source: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

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1947 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand sport

Price: $2.04 million

Overall rank: 2

A Scotsdale buyer paid $2.04 million for this 1947 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand sport, with black paint and a red leather interior.

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Image: 1947 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand sport sold for $2.04 million.
Photographs: Source: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
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1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe

Price: $2.04 million

Overall rank: 3

Clark Gable bought this 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe for $7,295. On January 19, it sold for $2.04 million.

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Image: 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe went for $2.04 million.
Photographs: Source: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

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1934 Duesenberg

Price: $1.43 million

Overall rank: 4

One of a dozen Murphy Beverlys built, this gold 1934 Duesenberg with a three-speed manual transmission was worth $1.43 million.

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Image: 1934 Duesenberg was sold for $1.43 million.
Photographs: Source: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

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1956 Diablo Concept Convertible

Price: $1.38 million

Overall rank: 5

Sold for $1.38 million, the 1956 Diablo Concept Convertible is huge: nearly 21 feet long.

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Image: 1956 Diablo Concept Convertible went for $1.38 million.
Photographs: Source: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
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1929 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A SS

Price: $1.32 million

Overall rank: 6

A buyer paid for $1.32 million for this rare 1929 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A SS, the most expensive car ever produced in Italy.

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Image: 1929 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A SS went for $1.32 million.
Photographs: Source: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

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Delahaye Type 175

Price: $1.21 million

Overall rank: 7

The decadent, French-built Delahaye Type 175 had interior fixtures plated in 14-karat gold. This 1949 model sold for $1.21 million.

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Image: Delahaye Type 175 was sold for $1.21 million.
Photographs: Source: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

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1914 Mercedes Open Front Town Car

Price: $962,000

Overall rank: 8

This 1914 Mercedes Open Front Town Car was built in Germany and sold in California. At Scotsdale, it sold for $962,000.

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Image: 1914 Mercedes Open Front Town Car went for $962,000.
Photographs: Source: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

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Packard Panther

Price: $825,000

Overall rank: 9

This is the first Packard Panther ever built. The fully restored 1954 convertible was bought for $825,000 in Scotsdale.

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Image: Packard Panther was sold for $825,000.
Photographs: Source: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

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1927 Type 38

Price: $715,000

Overall rank: 10

According to Barrett-Jackson, the 1927 Type 38 is one of the best Bugattis ever built. This blue model fetched $715,000.

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Image: 1927 Type 38 went for $715,000.
Photographs: Source: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

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1972 Ferrari 365 GTB

Price: $495,000

Overall rank: 11

A Scotsdale buyer spent $495,000 for this 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB, which has just 9,769 miles on the odometer.

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Image: 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB went for $495,000.
Photographs: Source: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Tags: GTB , Ferrari

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1962 Corvette

Price: $396,000

Overall rank: 12

This customiased take on the 1962 Corvette won the GM Design Award for Best Hot Rod at SEMA in 2009. It was auctioned for $396,000.

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Image: 1962 Corvette was sold for $396,000.
Photographs: Source: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

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Silver Cloud I Mulliner Drophead Coupe

Price: $368,500

Overall rank: 13

Rolls-Royce made only 12 of the Silver Cloud I Mulliner Drophead Coupe. This one sold for $368,500 in Scotsdale.

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Image: Silver Cloud I Mulliner Drophead Coupe was sold for $368,500.
Photographs: Source: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

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L-88 Corvette

Price: $280,500

Overall rank: 14

The last L-88 Corvette built by Chevrolet, in 1969, this green beauty sold for $280,500.

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Image: L-88 Corvette was sold for $280,500.
Photographs: Source: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
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La Salle C-Hawk

Price: $269,500

Overall rank: 15

One lucky buyer took home this 1939 hand-crafted, all-steel La Salle C-Hawk from Cadillac, for $269,500.

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Image: La Salle C-Hawk went for $269,500.
Photographs: Source: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

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1934 Silver Arrow

Price: $258,500

Overall rank: 16

This white 1934 Silver Arrow from Pierce-Arrow was sold for $258,500.

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Image: 1934 Silver Arrow was sold for $258,500.
Photographs: Source: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
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Ford Mustang Boss 429

Price: $247,000

Overall rank: 17

For $247,000, one buyer took home this Ford Mustang Boss 429, with its original paint and drivetrain.

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Image: Ford Mustang Boss 429 went for $247,000.
Photographs: Source: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
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1930 Packard Custom Eight

Price: $225,500

Overall rank: 18

This 1930 Packard Custom Eight was once owned by Robert Gottlieb, the collector who coined the term "classic car" in Motor Trend Magazine in the 1950s. It sold for $225,500.

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Image: 1930 Packard Custom Eight went for $225,500.
Photographs: Source: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

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1956 Buick Super 56-C Convertible

Price: $220,000

Overall rank: 19

Sold for $220,000, this 1956 Buick Super 56-C Convertible has fewer than 5,600 miles on the odometer.

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Image: 1956 Buick Super 56-C Convertible went for $220,000.
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1947 Drophead Coupe

Price: $220,000

Overall rank: 20

Rolls-Royce has revived the Wraith name for its next luxury coupe, but the beauty of the 1947 original will be hard to beat. This Drophead Coupe sold for $220,000.

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Image: 1947 Drophead Coupe was sold for $220,000.
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1952 J2X

Price: $220,000

Overall rank: 21

The now-defunct Allard Motor Car Company built this J2X racecar in 1952; someone paid $220,000 for it in Scotsdale.

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Image: 1952 J2X went for $220,000.
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1937 Rolls-Royce speedsters

Price: $214,500

Overall rank: 22

This pair of 1937 Rolls-Royce speedsters sold for $214,500.

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Image: 1937 Rolls-Royce speedsters were sold for $214,500.
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1913 Fiat Tipo 55

Price: $198,000

Overall rank: 23

Despite, or perhaps because of, its absurd windshield, a 1913 Fiat Tipo 55 sold for $198,000. The 'gentleman's racer' can still top 70 mph.

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Image: 1913 Fiat Tipo 55 went for $198,000.
Photographs: Source: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
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1969 Shelby GT500

Price: $192,000

Overall rank: 24

With a blue exterior and black interior, this rare 1969 Shelby GT500 was once displayed at the Shelby American Museum. The Mustang Fastback sold for $192,000.

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Image: 1969 Shelby GT500 was sold for $192,000.
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1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II

Price: $110,000

Overall rank: 25

Once owned by the Earl of Moray, a descendant of King James V of Scotland, this 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II sold for $110,000.


Image: 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II went for $110,000.
Photographs: Source: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

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