10 Most Expensive Classic Cars

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder
The Ferrari prancing horse logo
The Ferrari prancing horse logo
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Car: 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder

Number produced: About 50

Price at auction: $10.9 million

One of several Ferraris to make it onto this list (the Italians are good at what they do), this was the car featured in the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" -- the one that Ferris and his friend Cameron completely destroyed after taking a joyride into downtown Chicago.

To call the Spyder gorgeous is an incredible understatement. It's the classic embodiment of the sports car -- long hood, two seats and a drop top. The SWB California Spyder was a variant on the popular Ferrari 250 designed for the American market. It featured a 3.0-liter SOHC V-12 with 280 horsepower and a four-speed manual transmission [source: Motor Trend].

Actor James Coburn owned this particular Spyder for more than 20 years. At an RM Auction in 2008, British TV and radio presenter Chris Evans bought it for $10.9 million. It was a record auction sale that stood only until the next (and final) car on our list broke it the following year.