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4 Most Expensive Auctioned Cars of All Time!

Those who love cars and have cash on their pockets go to car auctions. There are collectors too who will pay seven to eight digits on a priceless car. Car auctions are a bit different than normal transactions. The auction company charges a 5% to 17.5% of the selling price of the car. The buyer has to pay this charge. The seller may also add a seller’s premium. So, auctions are very expensive.

Here are the most expensive cars ever sold on an auction:

1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa

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The price paid for this car was $12,402,500. It was sold on May 2009 at Maranello, Italy. This car is very light weight and reliable. It had old-tech drum brakes and a live rear axle. The drivers of this car were the legendary Ferrari champions Luigi Musso, Mike Hawthorn, Wolfgang Von Trips, Peter Collins, Wolfgang Seidel and Oliver Gendebien. Only 19 pieces of this car was built.

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder

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The price paid for this car was $10,894,900. It was sold in May 2008 at Maranello, Italy. This car had a 3.0 liter V12 engine. Oscar winning actor James Coburn bought this car in 1964 and had it till 1988. Chris Evans, an English radio personality bid about $11 million for this car.

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

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This car was sold at $9,680,000 in August, 2011 at Monterey, California. This car was originally ordered for an Argentinian customer. This car was bought by the famous East Coast collector Sam Mann and his wife Emily. The car has a longer rear bodywork and a tall beltline. This car has won a number of show trophies for the Manns. Only 400 of such car was made.

1931 Duesenberg Model J Murphy-Bodied Coupe

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This car was sold at $10,340,000 in August, 2011 at Monterey, California. San Francisco eccentric George Whittell Jr. custom made this car. This was a variant of the model J that was made available in 1928. This was a big car; it has Frank Hershey designed and Murphy of Pasadena constructed body that is built on a truck type ladder frame. This car is also said to drive like a truck. The engine was 6.9 liter. Less than 500 of this car were built.

Auctions can be exciting, especially car auctions. You will be amazed how crazily people spend money in auctions. Auctions of the cars just mentioned are now part of history.

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Does The Tesla Self Driving Car Really Work?

Tesla Model S 90D has come up with an autopilot feature which allows the car to drive itself! It might seem fascinating to some people, while to others it might be a scary experience.

How much does it cost?

To get started with the auto pilot feature, first you need to switch on the auto pilot mode. This will cost you $2,500. When you get in the car, you will see an image of your car in the dashboard. You will be able to see cars in your vicinity as well on the screen. Once you pull the two control buttons, the autopilot will take over. The autopilot works best on a highway.

How does it work?

You need to keep your hands on the wheel and be ready to take over at any moment. One of the reasons for doing this is that many countries, like New York doesn’t allow hands free driving. Once you set the car to a speed, it will accelerate. Can it control your top of the line best garage door opener while you are driving home? No. It will follow the road or the car ahead of you. If you want to change lanes you need to move the wheel to the left or right.

The autopilot cannot direct you to roads that have no markings. It won’t stop at stop lights. So, you always have to be in alert to take over the control anytime from the autopilot. The autopilot won’t work in curvy road; it might bump into anything in front. So, if the highway is pretty empty with only a few cars, you can go almost hands free. The autopilot can maintain the high speed and low speed well.

So, the autopilot feature of Tesla works to some extent. It’s ability is limited to straight roads and easy lanes. The auto manufacturers might work on updating it to make it more useful.

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3 Most Interesting Cars To Keep an Eye on for 2016

If you are interesting in buying a great car but can’t find the right one then you can look into the top cars reviewed for the year of 2016. These cars are sure to cause a vibe once they arrive at the dealers’ stations. So, if you are serious about buying a fantastic car, here’s our top three picks:

Acura RLX Sport Hybrid

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This is one of the most premium cars of 2016. It has undergone improvements in the suspension system for enhancing the overall ride quality. This car has cutting-edge safety features. There is road departure mitigation, rear cross traffic alert, all around camera system. It has torque-vectoring hybrid power train. It can produce output up to 377 horsepower and 341 ft-lbs of torque. It has a 3.5 liter V6 engine, combined with a six-speed automatic transmission. The price of this car is $59,950.

Audi A8 L W12

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This car is a combination of luxury, technology, grace and performance. The car has premium leather upholstery. There is dual screen rear seat entertainment with active noise cancellation. It has dual pane acoustic glass, with rear power adjustable seats with heat, massage and ventilation. It has 12 cylinder engine and is more like a jet plane. The engine of this car makes 500 horsepower and 453 ft-lbs of torque. It’s price is approximately $137,900.

BMW 750i xDrive

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The car is filled with sci-fi tech. Some of the controls you can do with just the gesture of your hand, without physically touching any part of the car. For example, if you don’t want to pick up an incoming call, just wave it away. It has a carbon core roof support structure. The engine of this car produces 445 horsepower and can accelerate to 60 in only 4 seconds! The most interesting feature of this car is that it can park itself, without you on the driver’s seat! This car will cost you $81,300.

Each of these cars has unique features which makes them an attractive purchase. Decide which features are important to you before buying your next car.