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MAY 20 

15 Most Expensive Second Hand Cars You Can Buy Right Now

You won’t find more expensive cars on the second-hand market than these.

Second hand cars are awesome – you get to buy a near new car but at a discount price, right? There are some genuine bargains to be found… except when you go digging on the internet and find that some second hand cars cost an absolute fortune. We’ve scoured the internet to find the most expensive second hand cars on sale in the USA – excluding the obvious dealer listing mistakes, and we’ve found 15 crazy second hand deals (available for straight up sale, not auction lots) that will make you cringe, including a pretty sweet classic or two.

Ferrari F12tdf – $1,300,000

Originally priced at $619,825, this Giallo Triplo Strato Ferrari F12tdf has more than doubled in asking price. But it’s no wonder when it has just 73 miles on the odometer, if that’s to be believed. One of just 799 built worldwide, the Ferrari F12tdf was built to commemorate the Tour de France automobile race which was frequently won by the Ferrari 250. It’s powered by a 6.3-liter V12 developing 769 horsepower all sent to the rear wheels. It’s now for sale through Cauley Ferrari in Michigan.

1962 Aston Martin DB4C Convertible Series IV SS Vantage – $1,325,000

The Series IV Aston Martin DB4 was the first to feature a barred grille. Just 1,110 DB4s were made across five series, and only 70 of these were convertibles. Of the 70 convertibles, just 30 of these were Series IV models, making this 1962 incredibly rare and limited. Making it even rarer is that this model is the high performance Vantage, of which just 32 were made across both Series IV and V. With 266 hp from a DOHC 3.7-liter straight six, the 2,800 pound DB4 was quick for its day.

For a cool $1,325,000, this DB4C Series IV Vantage from Gullwing Motor Cars in New York could be considered a bargain – to the rest of us it’s just madness.

1953 Bentley R Type – $1,350,000

Here’s another classic from Gullwing Motor Cars, this time in the form of a 1953 Bentley R-Type. One of approximately 2,500 manufactured between 1952 and 1955, the R Type was hugely successful in its day, selling more than three times as many units as its rival, the Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn, did (760). The R Type Bentley was powered by a 4.6-liter inline six that developed an absolutely massive 130 hp back in its day. This particular version appears to be one of the coachbuilt versions that had a custom body – as was standard for the era.

Ferrari 599 SA Aperta – $1,390,000

The Ferrari 599 wasn’t the most desirable V12 Ferrari GT car, but the SA Aperta was incredibly rare and is highly sought after. Built to honor Sergio and Andrea Pininfarina, this convertible version of the 599 features the same 661-hp V12 as the 599 GTO. This SA Aperta is just one of 80 ever built, finished in Rosso Corsa, and available for a slightly manic sum from Bentley Gold Coast in Chicago, Illinois.

Porsche Carrera GT – $1,475,000

It’s the car that famously killed Paul Walker, along with several Porsche engineers, and it was known to be one of the most hardcore sports cars ever – intoxicatingly fast and equally as prone to violently snapping, putting the driver in a world of danger. This pristine 2005 model Carrera GT, finished in Arancio Borealis has just 260 miles on the clock. The owner and private seller has looked after it meticulously, even documenting every detail on a dedicated website –www.mycarreragt.com. For $1,475,000, this one seems like it might actually be a genuine bargain. I just hope the tires have been changed.

Ferrari 250 GTL Lusso – $1,995,000

Aventura Motors in South Hampton have a rather pretty Ferrari 250 GTL Lusso up for a pretty sum of just shy of $2 million. It’s no 250 GTO, but the 250 GTL Lusso is a gorgeous Pininfarina designed V12 GT. It was never intended to compete in motorsport, but it did anyway in a couple of races. Just 351 coupes were produced, featuring a 3.0-liter V12. This particular model might be expensive, but it’s got just 2,320 miles on the clock.

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster – $1,995,900

Special by name and special indeed – this classic Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster, rebodied by Franz Prahl, is up for grabs from the St Louis Car Museum. This coachbuilt roadster boasts a 5.0-liter inline-8 engine under the hood, with a Roots supercharger to boost it to a whopping 99 hp with a top speed of 75 mph. Speed doesn’t matter though with something like this in your collection.

Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package – $2,199,999

Few things go together better than a Porsche and Martini livery. This 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach package, for sale by Champion Porsche in Florida, suits the livery to a tee. With just 865 miles on the clock, this 918 Spyder is a perfect low mileage example of one of the greatest hypercars of our era, and one third of the holy trinity. Originally priced at $845,000, this particular model is going for nearly three times its original price – who says cars are bad investments?

1971 Porsche 911 ST – $2,250,000

Only 15 Porsche 911 STs were produced – the racing version of the hardcore 911 S – built primarily for rally racing, where it enjoyed much success at the hands of Swedish driver Bjorn Waldegaard. It was engineered to be lightweight – door panels, hoods, bumpers, and wheel arches all swapped out for fiber-glass repalcements – and all non-essential equipment was stripped, with the final weight at just 1,874 pounds. The 2.3-liter flat six developed 240 horsepower thanks to several revisions and lessons learnt from the 911 R. This particular 911 ST has a documented race history, ensuring that at this price it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport – $2,425,000

Of course a Bugatti would feature on this list, but I never expected one of the 48 Bugatti Veyron Super Sports ever produced to appear. Chassis number 12 of 48 and one of just eight US specification cars, is for sale by Miller Motorcars is available for quite a hefty sum – but when this was the model built to claim the world speed record of 268 mph, it’s the price to pay for owning a piece of history. The Veyron Super Sport needs no real introduction, but its 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine developed 1200 hp to allow it to achieve its record top speed.

McLaren P1 – $3,000,000

Part two of the holy trinity naturally makes an appearance on this list with this bright yellow McLaren P1 for sale by McLaren Newport Beach at an eye-popping price of $3 million. A lightweight carbon fiber tub, the P1 is propelled by a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 and a hybrid electric powertrain that develops a combined 903 horsepower sent solely to the rear wheels. Of the holy trinity of hybrid hypercars, the P1 was the most hardcore of the lot, but with only 375 produced, it’s also the rarest of the three, so the price seems somewhat justified – even if it is nearly 3 times more than what it originally sold for.

Ferrari Enzo – $3,099,000

Before the holy trinity, and after the Ferrari F50, the Ferrari Enzo was Ferrari’s halo hypercar. Limited to just 400 units, the 651-hp V12-powered oddity rivaled the Porsche Carrera GT, although it was far less deadly by comparison. As one of just 400, Ferrari Fort Lauderdale are likely to find an eager buyer despite the rather steep asking price of a shade over $3 million.

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB – $3,175,000

Gullwing Motor Cars feature strongly on this list – their third entry being this pristine 275 GTB for nearly $3.2 million. Featuring a 3.3-liter V12, the 275 GTB was produced by Scaglietti, and was more of a sports car than a GT, enjoying substantial success in motorsports. The model on sale here was part of the Series Two models that featured a longer nose than the original, housing an engine that produced nearly 300 hp.

Ferrari LaFerrari – $3,950,000

The holy trinity is complete on this list with the only hybrid to have emerged from Ferrari in its history. This LaFerrari might be awkwardly named and expensively priced, but Prestige Imports in South Florida will likely have little trouble selling it, especially with just 94 miles on the clock. This Rosso Corsa example features a black leather interior, but the powertrain remains the same 950-hp hybrid pairing of electric motors and 6.3-liter V12. Built as just one of 500 units, the LaFerrari is just a small piece of a huge leap forward in automotive development.

Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4 – $3,989,000

This Nero Ade Lamborghini Centenario with Rosso Alala accents is just one of twenty coupes in the world, and one of only six to have made it to US shores. Of those six, this is one of only two to feature visible carbon fiber on the bodywork, making it an extremely rare offering from Manhattan Motorcars. The 6.5-liter V12 mid-mounted engine develops 760 hp and drives all 4 wheels of this strangely styled homage to celebrate the 100th birthday of Ferrucio Lamborghini. Priced at $3,989,000, this is the most expensive second hand car we could find in the US.