25 Cars Sold for $260 Million in 2016

© Rod Hatfield, Automotive Content Experience© Rod Hatfield, Automotive Content Experience
1955 Jaguar D-Type
Sale Price: $21,780,000
Auction: RM Sotheby’s, Monterey
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is one of the most prestigious endurance races in the world, and this Jaguar D-Type — XD 501 — is the actual car that won that grueling race in 1956. According to RM Sotheby’s, this is the only Le Mans-winning D-Type that has survived intact and remains original to what it was when it crossed the finish line at the Circuit de la Sarthe. Only two private owners have had possession of this legendary car — the most recent holding onto it for the last 16 years. The auction literature states that this D-Type is “Not merely a significant and markedly well-preserved D-Type, nor a star in the forefront of important racing Jaguars, XKD 501 can inarguably be held among the most historic British sports cars ever made.”

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