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The Rarest Cars in the World


There’s nothing quite like the allure of the impossible and improbable, especially when it comes to cars! We’ve rounded up six of the most weird, wonderful and downright desirable automobiles in the one place so you can dream about what it would be like to own them. Here are the six rarest cars in the world right now:

1904 Rolls Royce 15 HP

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As one of the very first cars to be produced by what would become the Rolls Royce company in 1904, this is certainly a collector’s item! Good luck finding one, though – only six were made, and only one is still known to exist!

1921 Helica de Leyat

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Almost not a car at all, this weird and wonderful contraption featured a giant 5 metre wide propeller at the front of the vehicle. Quite literally a plane without wings, it was the brainchild of French engineer Marcel Leyat, whose fantastic creation garnered, by his own account, over 600 inquiries after debuting at the 1921 Paris Auto Show. Trends soon overtook the speed at which he could produce them, and he only ended up selling 23 cars. Today, only four models remain, including a beautifully restored Helica at Lane Motor Museum.

1947 Talbot Lago T-26 Grand Sport

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This elaborately elegant car was produced at the conclusion of WWII, and was one of the most powerful production cars of its time. Its distinctive art-deco design (part teardrop, part Batmobile) is a defiantly unique aerodynamic solution, especially considering when it was made. The restored model seen above sold for over $2 million in 2013! For further reading, we suggest this fascinating longread on the daring heist of a 1938 Talbot-Lago T150C SS (aka The Teardrop).

1954 Oldsmobile F-88

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One of the very rarest and most intriguing cars in history is this gorgeous “Dream Car”. Designed as a General Motors (GM) concept car, only two models were ever created. As legend has it, GM decided against producing the car, lest it take attention away from their Chevy brand, and particularly the Corvette. One of the F-88s was destroyed, and the other disassembled and left in storage as a mere memory … until 2005, when the meticulously restored Rocket 88 sold for over $3 million! 

1956 Aston Martin DBR1

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Officially the most expensive British car even sold at auction, this classic racer went for an eye-watering $28 million in 2017. With a fine competition pedigree (including victory in the gruelling 1959 Nürburgring 1000km) and the undeniable cultural cache (the Aston Martin DB5 was, of course, James Bond’s most famous car), you can understand why this vehicle attracted such a price tag.

2016 Icona Vulcano

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Despite not being technically a “classic” car, we simply had to include  this truly  unique beast. Produced by an Italian/Chinese design company, the car’s chassis is made from 100% titanium, with a production time clocking in at over 10,000 hours (it was entirely shaped by hand). This little motor will cost you upwards of $3 million …

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