If you had over $2 million to spend, what would you buy — a nice house, a fleet of slick cars, your own island? Would you buy Kate Middleton’s old VW Golf? How about a 1959 Ferari 250 GT California for $3.26 million? This article takes a look at top 10 most expensive eBay used cars. Buying a car on eBay may not be easy, but worth a try. If you take a home an expensive car from eBay be sure to share your story with us.
1. Kate Middleton’s VW Golf
Two days after going up for auction in a world supposedly hungry for Kate Middleton memorabilia, the new Duchess of Cambridge’s old car is yet to attract a single bid on eBay.
The blue Volkswagen Golf used by Kate and her then royal boyfriend during their days as students at St Andrews University is being sold by the current owner, Sonny Brazil.
Despite being bought for just £10,818 in Edinburgh in 2001, Sonny Brazil has placed a reserve of £20,000 on the royal runaround because of its history and its importance now.
The car has barely been used since it was sold by the Middleton family. A pair of sterling silver cufflinks are also due to be sold with the vehicle, and would fetch more than £30,000.
The final price shall still be determined.
2. 1959 Ferari 250 GT California
A gorgeous and in mint condition 1959 Ferrari GT sold on Ebay.com for $3.26 million. The car, with 52,000 miles on its odometer, was listed by its owner in Pittsburgh, Pa., and sold after 86 bids on eBay. The car’s official designation is a Ferrari California Spyder 250 GT CS. It has a 12 cylinder engine, manual transmission and a cloth convertible top.
Designed for export to America, the California Spyder was Ferrari’s interpretation of an open-top Gran Turismo Car. The concept was driven by California enthusiasts and a leading Ferrari dealer who prevailed on the Italian company to create a sports car for Californians who regularly drive with the top down.
3. Dusenberg SJ Speedster
1933 Duesenberg SJ Speedster is one of those cars which only comes around once a decade. Selling for a hefty price of $2.6 million on eBay, it goes down as the second most expensive classic car ever sold on the site, and easily one of the most justified.
Only 36 of these cars were ever produced, and all of them were given a supercharger and 320bhp – which, in 1933, would have been terrifying.
4. 2008 Lamborghini Revention
A Lamborghini Reventon, one of the most exclusive cars ever made, ended up on eBay and ended with ‘Buy it Now.’ Of the 20 units made worldwide, only 10 ended up in the U.S. selling for $1.5 million. Well owner of Reventon number 3 decided to sell his exclusiveness with only 73 miles on the odometer for his own personal reasons. Now whether those personal reasons include gas-prices or that he couldn’t afford to maintain the car is unclear.
The Reventon sold very quickly on eBay with a ‘Buy it Now’ price of a heart-stopping $2.5 million.
5. Maserati MC12
A Maserati MC12 was recently listed on eBay. Only 25 were made in 2005 and just 7 were federalized for use in USA, one of which is this blue-and-white gem you see above. Similar to its brother, the Ferrari Enzo, the MC12 shares not only the Ferrari 6.0-liter V12, but the same price as well.
The current bid for this particular example is over $1,205,100. Originally owned by a collector in Florida, it went up for sale by Lamborghini of Las Vegas and only has 521 virgin miles on her.
6. 1937 Alfa Romeo 2300MM
Benito Mussolini died more than 60 years ago and fascism was buried along with him (thankfully!) but his 1937 Alfa Romeo 2300 MM managed to survive all this time and was recently auctioned on eBay.
In fact, the historic vehicle made its way to one lucky owner for $1,200,000 and want to invest in what once was Mussolini’s car.
As you can see from the photos, Mussolini’s car features black exterior with tan leather seats. The vehicle has manual transmission and its engine works perfectly on gasoline. Unfortunately, no other technical details were given by its owner.
7. 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda
Whoever first bought this car knew they were getting something special and RARE. Only 652 2 Hemi ‘Cudas were built in 1970 and this one was sold with only 76 original miles on the clock; a good price indeed for the person who bought it on eBay. It has the legendary Mopar 426 Hemi V8 under the hood, and puts down 425 horsepower.
The car was auctioned for $899,999.
8. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Neil Armstrong was a household name in the United States. In 1969, Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon, but even before that he’d gained notoriety as a astronaut in NASA’s Gemini program.
Astronauts were as famous as the rock stars in the mid-1960s, but with shorter hair and parental admiration. An enterprising Chevrolet dealership in Melbourne, Florida quickly realized that the way to pump up sales, particularly Corvette sales, was to get as an astronaut behind the wheel of a Jim Rathman Corvette.
Astronauts were given special lease arrangements by Rathman Chevrolet that allowed them to trade up for a new Corvette every year. In 1967, Neil Armstrong took delivery of a blue Corvette Coupe, equipped with the 390 horsepower, 427 cubic-inch V-8 mated to a four-speed transmission.
Armstrong drove the car for a year, before upgrading to a 1968 model. His 1967 Corvette quickly sold to a local NASA employee, who owned the car for some 44 years, before selling it to the current owner on eBay for $850,704.
9. 1969 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman
Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullmans were owned by numerous celebrities, including Hugh Hefner, Elvis Presley Jack Nicholson, Coco Chanel, John Lennon, and now, one lucky eBay bidder who took home the bacon. Because of their exceptional size and weight, these cars did away with the usual Mercedes six cylinder engine for a V8 motor that displaced 6.3 liters. No two Pullmans are exactly alike: all feature wood-paneled chauffeur’s compartments up front, but the passenger compartments in the rear were built to each buyer’s custom specifications. The car sold on eBay was rare – one of 2,677 ever built. The cost? $750,000.
10. 1971 Ferrari Daytona 365 GTB/4-A
The car in question is the only street-registered competition 365 GTB/4-A (S/N 15681). It originally sported a red color with a blue stripe and a black interior. The car was sold from the factory to Maranello Concessionaires in England in early 1972, and it raced at Le Mans in 1972 and 1973, dropping out mid-race both times. Sometime after, the car was repainted yellow. So Brits, if you see a yellow Daytona coupe with the registration number EE 60175, you’re looking at something special- it’s one of only 14 built and it was sold for $700,000 on eBay.