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The rarest cars in history and why everyone wants to get their hands on them

Not just cars, dreams of many collectors.
  • McLaren F1 LM is rare with just 5 of these beasts crafted
  • Ferrari Testarossa Spider was ordered by Fiat’s Gianni Agnelli to celebrate his 20-year chairmanship
  • Only 7 units of Bugatti Type 41 were ever produced

 

Published on Apr 21, 2024 at 3:07PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Apr 22, 2024 at 8:36PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Siddharth Dudeja
The rarest cars in history for collectors

Some collectors are drawn to the rarest of the rarest cars. Why, you wonder?

For most people, a car may simply be a four-wheeled tool to get you from one place to another.

But ask someone passionate about them.

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It’s like their hearts beat with every tap on the accelerator. Those engines revving, the sound of the exhaust — it’s like the bells of heaven are falling straight from above.

Curious about the cars that make every collector’s heart skip a beat? Here’s a glimpse into the gems that every car enthusiast dreams of adding to their garage.

McLaren F1 LM: One of the rarest cars ever

With just 5 of these beasts crafted, the McLaren F1 LM is as rare as a unicorn in stilettos.

But what’s even more surprising and makes this car truly special?

One big spender snagged three out of these five rare pieces.

And who might that be? None other than the Sultan of Brunei.

This Le Mans tribute car, stripped down to weigh a mere 2,341 pounds, ditches the frills for raw power.

With its 671 horsepower engine roaring, it’s a collector’s dream come true, boasting a top speed of 225 mph.

Ferrari Testarossa Spider: A 1986 gem

Who doesn’t love Ferrari? This brand is Tom Hanks of cars – everyone’s favorite and zero haters.

And it’s cars like the 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Spider that truly make this brand stand out.

Despite being an age-old piece, it’s hard to match Ferrari Testarossa Spider’s style.

The car had a sleek silver exterior, a plush white magnolia leather interior, and that iconic Ferrari logo shining in the sun.

It was specially ordered by Fiat’s Gianni Agnelli to celebrate his 20-year chairmanship, and there’s just one car ever made.

Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita: One of the rarest cars from a rare brand

Koenigsegg cars are like rare jewels in a treasure chest – scarce, yet every collector’s dream.

Among the portfolio of this exclusive brand is a gem among gems: the Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita.

With just two of these beauties ever hitting the road, they’re the holy grail for car collectors. Floyd Mayweather is one of the lucky collectors who owns this car.

What makes them stand out is their special diamond weave carbon fiber finish, called “Trevita” in Swedish, which translates to ‘three whites.’

Initially, the company planned to create three of these, but due to production issues, it had to settle for just two.

Bugatti Type 41: A luxury car from Bugatti

Today, Bugatti is synonymous with speed and burning rubber.

From the mighty Bugatti Chiron with its W16 engine to the sleek Bugatti Chiron Profilée, these supercars are untouchable when they hit full throttle.

But rewind to 1927, and you’ll find a different kind of Bugatti: the Bugatti Royale, also known as the Type 41.

This masterpiece is one of the rarest and most expensive cars.

Only 7 units were ever produced, but unfortunately, only six of these legendary cars remain today, as one met a tragic end.

Mercedes Benz Uhlenhaut Coupē: Speed with luxury

The list of the rarest cars in history that collectors crave couldn’t be complete without the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupē.

With just two of these beasts ever crafted, it’s the epitome of rarity and luxury.

One of these prized possessions fetched a jaw-dropping price at auction, while the other resides peacefully in a museum in Bad Cannstatt, Germany.

Despite its age, this car was ahead of its time, boasting a blistering top speed of 290 km/h, making it one of the fastest cars of its era.

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