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Every year in late August, a horde of car collectors, enthusiasts, and drivers descend upon the small town of Monterey, Calif. for a week of incredible automotive events. In addition to the historic racing and the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, there's also a host of car auctions featuring some of the most desirable cars on the planet. Here are the ten most expensive cars sold at Monterey this year.
Nicknamed the "Uovo" (egg in Italian) for its unusual aerodynamic shape, this 166 is a one-off coachwork model built and raced by the Marzotto brothers in the early 1950s. It has a plentiful history competing in the Mille Miglia and other historic racing events, taking victories at the Giro della Toscana and the Trento-Bondone hillclimb. The car sold for $4.5 million through RM Sotheby's Monterey auction.
was the last built of just 40 Pininfarina cars, making it arguably the most desirable. Painted in a stunning blue and equipped with the extremely sought-after 250 GT chassis and engine, it's no wonder this car sold for close to $5 million at Gooding & Company's auction.
is just one of 12 in existence, and painted in a unique dark British Racing Green with yellow striping. The car features a 400-horsepower 4.9-liter Lampredi V12, competition-style headlamps, and one-off taillights. It sold for $5.3 million at RM Sotheby's auction.
The third of four produced, saw factory competition in both the Mille Miglia and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The car comes complete with its original engine and gearbox, as well as a stunning blue paint job. It's no shock the car sold for over $5.7 million at RM Sotheby's event.
is the only one of its kind, raced at Le Mans in 1959 before being converted to road-spec in preparation for the launch of the DB4 GT proper. Its unparalleled originality is probably why it claimed nearly $6.8 million at RM Sotheby's Monterey auction.
The stunning lines, numbers-matching build, and short wheelbase layout make one of the most desirable Ferraris to cross the auction block during car week 2017. At $8.3 million, the car was RM Sotheby's second-highest selling car of its event.
This 1970 Porsche 917K was used as a test car for the 24 Hours of Le Mans before starring in Steve McQueen's legendary Le Mans film. The car never took any actual victories in period, but it still sold for over $14 million at Gooding & Company's Pebble Beach event, making it the most expensive Porsche ever.
Between 1966 and 1970, was raced in period, taking numerous victories in events across Europe. This silver example is one of 12 in existence, explaining why it sold for a wild $14.5 million at Gooding & Company's auction.
McLaren F1 #044 is one of 64 road-going examples in existence, and the first of just seven cars eligible for road use in the United States. The car sold for $15.6 million at Bonhams' Quail Lodge auction, making it the most expensive F1 ever.
This DBR1 is the first of five examples produced. Its illustrious racing history, rarity, and originality are probably why it is now the most expensive British car ever sold at auction, at a staggering $22.55 million.