A rare car is something so special to own as manufacturers produce them in limited number cars and are the best of the best. The following car models were so exclusive that they were only produced in single digits.
There are few reasons that warrant the production of a rare car and they all contributeto why these cars are so expensive. Rare cars are usually made in celebration for a special car company’s anniversary, or the car upholds a legacyin racing, or was featured in a movie driven by a legendary celebrity.
A car that was built for a special purpose will most probably sell for millions of dollars, unlike the many other cars you see on the streets.
What To Ride compiled a list of 15 of the rarest cars. These rare cars were produced in single digits and they are limited editions cars or one-offs.
15- Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe:
Only six units of the Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe were produced from 1927 till 1933. The first car was delivered to the customer in 1932. In 1987, a unique Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe was sold for a record price (at the time) of $560,000 USD which is approximately $1,300,000 by today’s standards.
14- Jaguar XKSS:
Sometimes things don’t go as planned, especially with Jaguar. The Jaguar D-Type race car was a legend for Jaguar so they created a road-legal version and named it Jaguar XKSS. The first model for Jaguar XKSS was built in 1957 and the plan was to build twenty-five units. However, only sixteen units were assembled, and only nine Jaguar XKSSs were built to original specifications and actually launched.
13- W Motors Lykan HyperSport:
The W Motors Lykan HyperSport has a staggering price tag of $3.5 million USD. It is the first supercar designed in the Middle East with a limited production of only seven units. This supercar was featured in Furious 7. It is expensive not only because it’s a limited edition and featured in a car movie, but also because it contains 420 diamonds and countless sapphires and rubies, which justifies the price tag.
12- Ferrari GTB 70th Anniversary:
In 2018 Ferrari celebrated its 70th Anniversary by building a one off car named the Ferrari GTB. Ferrari auctioned this car at the Kissimmee event. The livery adorning this one of a kind car celebrates a 1957 Ferrari 250 Testarossa Spider Scaglietti.
11- Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita:
The Koenigsegg CCXR Trevitas is a super shiny and super rare car. Koenigsegg created a unique coated fibre solution to give the rare car its silvery white sparkling colour. Only two units were made and one of these rare supercars was bought by the boxer Floyd Mayweather for $4.8 million.
10- Oldsmobile F-88:
The 1954 Oldsmobile F-88, created by Bill Lange, was ahead of its time. This rare car model is based on the Chevrolet Corvette’s wheelbase and the body is crafted from fiberglass. This rare car was so powerful for its time and produced 250hp with a 5.3L V8 engine. In 2005, the Oldsmobile F-88 was sold for $3.24 million.
9- Icona Vulcano Titanium:
This car was inspired by the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. The 2016 Icona Vulcano Titanium was the first car to be completely made out of titanium. It took Icona Group 1,000 hours to build this iconic rare car.
8- Hennessey Venom GT Spyder:
Only six units of the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder were built. The carbon fibre was implemented in every possible place to reduce its weight to less than 1,220 kg. The Hennessey Venom GT Spyder is powered by a 6.2L V8 supercharged engine which produces 725 horsepower and can be boosted up to 1,200 hp.
7- Rolls-Royce 15 HP:
Imagine you own one of the first six Rolls-Royce cars ever made. Only one of the Rolls Royce 15 HP still exists! This rare car can reach 63 km/h.
6- Mansory Bugatti Veyron Linea Vivere:
Bugatti produced only three units of the Mansory Veyron Linea Vivere as a special edition car with its unique matte white colour. One of these rare car models was sold for $3.4 million.
5- Pagani Huayra Tempesta ‘Scozia’:
Pagani Huayra Tempesta Scozia is a one of a kind car which is powered by a V12 6.0L engine and produces 730 hp. This supercar has four computers to help with the active aerodynamics and keeps the car on the road.
4- Aston Martin DBR1:
This Aston Martin is not only a rare car due to its five units that were made but it was also James Bonds car! This rare car is the most expensive British car ever sold in an auction with a whopping $22.5 million price tag.
3- Mercedes-Benz S-Type Sports Tourer:
The chief designer of the 1928 Mercedes-Benz S-Type Sports Tourer was Ferdinand Porsche. There were 150 units made, but only nine models have survived, making it one of the rarest cars in the world. One unit was sold for an estimated price of $5 million. The other eight units are hidden in private garages.
2- Maybach Exelero:
Only one of the Maybach Exelero cars was made in 2008, with the title of the most expensive production car. Originally, the American Rapper Birdman bought the Maybach Exelero in 2011 for $8 million, but couldn’t afford the payments, so it now belongs to Jay-Z. The Maybach Exelero is a 690 hp luxury supercar powered by a twin-turbo V12.
1- Pagani Zonda Revolucion:
Five units of the Pagani Zonda Revolucion were built which makes it incredibly rare. This rare car produces 800 hp and weighs less than 1,090 kg. The Zonda Revolucion is the result of Pagani’s celebration of technology, performance, and art which represents the brands innovative style.