10 Rarest Cars of the World

In addition to mass-produced cars, there are many limited car models in the world. Some of them are so rare that they find buyers for millions of dollars at auctions. Here are 10 of them:

10. 1994 Ferrari F40 LM

The Ferrari F40 is a classic body style from Ferrari—a mid-engined, rear-wheel-drive sports car that was built between 1987 and 1992. The F40 was the successor to the Ferrari 288 GTO, designed to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary. It was the last car design personally approved by the late, great Enzo Ferrari. Of the 1,311 F40s made, only 19 of them were F40 LMs, according to Sotheby’s. 

9. W Motorsports Lykan HyperSport

The Lykan HyperSport is a Lebanese limited-production supercar that was built by a United Arab Emirates-based company, W Motors. It was built in 2012 with the help of Lebanese, French, and Italian engineers, and is the first sports car to be designed and manufactured indigenously in the Middle East. Only seven units were produced, making it one of the rarest supercars.

8. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California SWB Spider

 This beautiful car probably looks a bit familiar to a few readers, and that’s because a Ferrari 250 GT was the same car that was used in the ‘80s blockbuster, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Only 55 of these cars were ever made, making it one of the most sought-after Ferraris on the market. The Ferrari 250 GT was built between 1953 and 1964, with many racing models built in between those years.

7. Porsche 550 Spyder

The Porsche 550 Spyder was a super popular race car produced between 1953 and 1956. Only 90 of these cars were made, and of course, a lot less have survived into the modern era. An all-aluminum 1.5-liter four-cylinder boxer engine known as the “Fuhrmann Engine” powered the car, producing 110 hp. The car was inspired by the Porsche 356, built by Ferry Porsche, as well as other Spyder prototypes built and raced by Walter Glöckler.

6. Bugatti Type 41 Royale Kellner Coupe

Before Bugatti was known for their high-end, high-priced supercars, they were known for their luxury vehicles. The Type 41, better known as the Royale, was a large luxury car built between 1927 and 1933. It weighs approximately 7,000 pounds (which is a lot) and used a 12.763-liter straight-eight engine (which is huge). For comparison, a modern Rolls-Royce Phantom is 20% shorter and 25% lighter than the Bugatti Type 41. In fact, Type 41 is one of the largest cars in the world—and unofficially, it’s one of the most stylish.

5. 1953 Jaguar XK120-C

The Jaguar XK120-C, or the C-Type, was a racing sports car from Jaguar produced between 1951 and 1953. The car was built using a lightweight tubular frame and an aerodynamic body developed by Heynes, RJ Knight, and Malcolm Sayer. Only 53 of these cars were built, and 43 of them were sold to private owners, making it possibly the rarest Jaguar in the world. 

4. 1998 McLaren F1 LM

The McLaren F1 LM is a track-oriented version of the infamous McLaren F1. The car was built to commemorate the five McLaren F1 GTRs that competed in the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans race and finished in first, third, fourth, fifth, and thirteenth place. Only six of these cars were made, and five were sold.

3. 1956 Aston Martin DBR1

The Aston Martin DBR1 was a race car built in 1956 and intended for the World Sportscar Championship. Its most famous victory on the track came at the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans, which was Aston Martin’s only outright victory at the endurance race. In August 2017, a DBR1/1 was sold for $22,555,000, which is a world-record price for a British-made car. Bloomberg has called the DBR1 the “most important Aston Martin ever made.” Only five of these purpose-built cars were ever made, according to the Telegraph.

2. 2009 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita

The Koenigsegg CCXR is the “most environmentally friendly” version of the CCX, powered by the same 4.8-liter twin-supercharged V8 engine but running on E85 and E100 ethanol fuel. When running on ethanol, the power of the car is boosted to 1,004 hp as a direct result of the cooling properties of the ethanol in the engine’s combustion chambers. Only two of these cars were made out of the planned three, because of the cost to produce them. 

1. 1962 The Ferrari 250 GTO

The Ferrari 250 GTO was a race car produced between 1962 and 1964 for the FIA’s Group 3 Grand Touring Car category. The car was powered by a Tipo V12 engine. Only 39 of these cars were made: 33 with the 1962-63 bodywork (Series I), three with the 1964 bodywork (Series II), and three “330 GTO” limited edition cars with larger engines.