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World's best collectible cars

Last updated on: January 16, 2012 11:17 IST

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There are some cars that are simply adored by collectors and fans alike.

Here we present some of the world's best collectible cars, according to CNBC.

Note: The cars are not ranked in any particular order.

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Image: Collectible cars don't come cheap.

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1933 Pierce Arrow Silver Arrow

Price: $250,000

Pierce-Arrow was a car manufacturer based in Buffalo, New York, and operated from 1901-1938. The Silver-Arrow cost an incredible $10,000 when it was first introduced in 1933, according to CNBC.

Only five were built and only three are thought to still exist, it says.

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Image: 1933 Pierce Arrow Silver Arrow.
Photographs: Courtesy, Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

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1981 DeLorean DMC- 12

Price: $35,000

This 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 features a stainless steel body and gullwing doors, DeLoreans (only about 8,000 were made between 1981-1983) can command anywhere from $20,000 - $35,000, in "very good" and above condition, says CNBC.

This one has no minimum selling price, it says.

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Image: 1981 DeLorean DMC- 12.
Photographs: Courtesy, Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
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1975 AMC Pacer X

Price: $8,000

These wide fish-bowls on wheels are starting to creep up in value, with this rare-optioned X model hovering in the still-relatively-reasonable $5,000 - $8,000 range in very good condition, says CNBC.

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Image: 1975 AMC Pacer X.
Photographs: Courtesy, Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
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1977 Lincoln Continental Mark V

Price: $10,000

This 1977 Lincoln Mark V is being offered unrestored original with no minimum bid. This land yacht features the optional Ford 460 7.5L V8 - and a very long hood to fit it under, says CNBC.

These Mark Vs won't set you back too much - they're valued around $7,000 - $10,000, it says.

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Image: 1977 Lincoln Continental Mark V.
Photographs: Courtesy, Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

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1967 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Price: $80,000

This good old fashioned '60s era muscle car American has the original 396 375hp, big-block V8 engine. Style and power doesn't come cheap, though, says CNBC.

This factory SS could set you back $50,000 - $80,000; you pay a pretty big premium for that highly desirable big block, it says.

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Image: 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible.
Photographs: Courtesy, Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions
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1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T SE

Price: $200,000

This late '60s/early '70s muscle car is super rare and professionally restored. This 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T SE can burn some serious rubber with this 425hp engine, but will also burn a hole in your wallet, says CNBC.

It can top out around $200,000, which is off the high of a few years ago when it was near $250,000, it says.

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Image: 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T SE.
Photographs: Courtesy, Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions

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1965 Ford Mustang

Price: $18,000

Here's a pretty basic 1965 Mustang Hardtop that you can use a weekend cruiser, which should sell for an affordable-for-a-Mustang $12,000-$18,000 range, says CNBC.

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Image: 1965 Ford Mustang.
Photographs: Courtesy, Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions

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1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider

Price: $3.8 million

This rare Ferrari is one of just 50 ever built. It's stunning. Not many Ferraris are white. So it definitely stands out. It's estimated to sell for $3.4-$3.8 million, says CNBC.

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Image: 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider.
Photographs: Courtesy, Gooding & Company/Pawel Litwinski

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1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy Gullwing

Price: $3 million

This Mercedes is in show-quality condition and, unlike most of the Gullwing cars, was never used in a race. Gooding claims this will be the first time in nearly five years that an Alloy Gullwing has surfaced for public auction, says CNBC.

The company estimates it will go for $2.5 - $3.0 million, it says.

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Image: 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy Gullwing.
Photographs: Courtesy, Gooding & Company/Pawel Litwinski
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1963 Volkswagen Beetle Sunroof Sedan Herbie the Love Bug

Price: $125,000

This movie star is wearing its famous number 53. One of Disney's original film cars used in the "Herbie" movies, this one was featured in Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo,says CNBC.

Fall in love with the Love Bug for an estimated sales price of $75,000 - $125,000, it says.

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Image: 1963 Volkswagen Beetle Sunroof Sedan Herbie the Love Bug.
Photographs: Courtesy, Gooding & Company/Pawel Litwinski

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1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster

Price: $130,000

RM Auctions says this Porsche is only one of 824 cars that made it to the US (a total of 2,065 were built in '89). Of course, it's red. Its original, brand-new price was $65,000, says CNBC.

Here the hammer is expected to fall somewhere in the $100,000 - $130,000 range, it says.

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Image: 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster.
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1956 BMW Isetta 300

Price: $35,000

Designed in Italy, the Isetta was built by under license in many different countries. With only 13 horsepower, this vehicle may take a while to get where you are going, but when you do arrive all eyes will be on you, says CNBC.

Expected selling price: $25,000 - $35,000, it says.

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Image: 1956 BMW Isetta 300.
Photographs: Courtesy, RM Auctions
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1951 Buick Super Riviera

Price: $15,000

This '50s era Buick offered by Mecum Auctions has super-low mileage - Mecum says 9,500, says CNBC.

Experts say quality Super sedans from this year could go for $10,000 - $15,000, it says.

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Image: 1951 Buick Super Riviera.
Photographs: Courtesy, Mecum Auctions
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1983 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible

Price: $17,000

The 1976 Cadillac Eldorado convertible was supposed to be the last American convertible ever built, says CNBC.

Here's a 1983 sample. This one could sell for $14,000 - $17,000, it says.

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Image: 1983 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible.
Photographs: Courtesy, Mecum Auctions

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1995 Toyota Supra Turbo

Price: $30,000

Supras like this one carried a sticker price of about $50,000 but are now in the $20,000 - $30,000 range.

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Image: 1995 Toyota Supra Turbo.
Photographs: Courtesy, Mecum Auctions
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1969 Dodge Charger General Lee

Price: $500,000

Finally, this Charger - "Lee 01" - is the very car used to jump over the Hazzard County police cruiser in the first episode of the CBS hit The Dukes of Hazzard, which ran from 1979-1985, says CNBC.

A "General Lee" that was owned by John Schneider - "Bo Duke" - sold for nearly $500,000 in 2008, so it's expect that this one will go for at least that much but likely more, it says.


Image: 1969 Dodge Charger General Lee.
Photographs: Courtesy, Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

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