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When talking about the world's rarest cars, it's important to keep in mind that we're not just talking about price and value. While some of these vehicles can be worth millions, another thing that makes them so valuable is that only a few units were produced. 

Rare cars most of the time are also exclusive and that makes them almost mystical. So thinking about this whole passionate universe that involves these vehicles, today we separate unusual vehicle models to be seen running on streets and roads.

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The 20 rarest cars in the world

Discover now the 20 rarest cars in the world

20. Ferrari 250 GT 1962

The Ferrari 250 GT was produced between 1962 and 1964. Only 36 examples were made and of these only 33 remain in the world. 

It is a fast and powerful vehicle, although its exterior is delicate. Under the hood there is a V12 168/82, known engine of the automaker at the time.

Ferrari 250 GT 1962
Ferrari 250 GT 1962

The model was designed for the automaker's Grand Touring Car segment at the time. The G50 GT raced in FIA Competition Group 3 in the world championship. Among all the models produced, three were destroyed in accidents. 

A Ferrari 250 GT has 296 horses and the last example sold was sold for an incredible US$ 48 million. 

19. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita 2009 

Trevita's Koenigsegg CCXR is a limited edition of the brand's CCXR. It is a rare model due to the fact that only 9 examples were built. The model that costs US$ 4.8 million is for few. 

Boxer Floyd Mayweather is one of the 9 people in the world who have a Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita in their garage and even showed it on his Instagram on a few occasions. 

Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita 2009
Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita 2009 

In Swedish, Trevita means triple white. The model patented by the automaker that covers the bolide with carbon fibers has diamond finishes. Hence the nomenclature Trevita. So, is it rare or not?

18. 1971 Hemi Cuda Convertible

Only 13 Hemi Cuda convertibles were produced, making it one of the rarest cars in the world. 

Although specialists bet that the model could reach figures above US$ 5 million, the model is currently valued at only US$ 3.5 million. Today the Hemi Cuda is one of the most expensive muscle cars on the planet. 

Hemi Cuda Conversível 1971
1971 Hemi Cuda Convertible

The last example was sold at a Mecum Auction in Seattle in 2014 and the name of the buyer has not been revealed. 

17. Talbot Lake Grand Sport 1954

Talbot Lago is unknown to many people in Brazil and that's natural. The company behind this vehicle Automobiles Talbot SA only operated from 1916 to 1959. 

Located in Suresnes, Hauts de Seine, a French region near Paris, the company only became popular after the Second World War. 

Talbot Lago Grand Sport 1954
Talbot Lake Grand Sport 1954

The 1954 Talbot Lago Grand Sport was famous for its speed which was something rare in season. The engine had 170 horsepower and later underwent adaptations to gain another 20 horsepower. 

The car was derived from the company's racing car, the T26C Grand Prix. In all, only 12 examples were built and their value is stipulated at US$ 500 thousand. 

16. McLaren F1 LM 1995

It's practically impossible to make a list of rare and fast cars without mentioning McLaren. 

The 1995 McLaren F1 LM is a track-focused variation of F1 cars. The acronym LM stands for Le Mans. The car is a tribute to the brand's five GTRs that competed and finished the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995. 

McLaren F1 LM 1995
McLaren F1 LM 1995

Only 6 models were built and that includes the prototype. The 1995 McLaren F1 LM was designed by Gordon Murray and Peter Stevens who worked in Formula 1 and was produced in the factory where F1 models are built.  

The rare super sports car is valued at US$ 19.8 million. 

15. Phantom Corsair 1938

The Phantom Corsair is extremely rare, as only one unit – which was the prototype car – was built and ended up not being intended for mass production. 

Manufactured by Rust Heinz known for his ketchup fortune Heinz and Maurice Schwartz, the two-door sedan used the Cord 810 platform as a base and had a 4.7-liter V8 engine. 

Phantom Corsair 1938
Phantom Corsair 1938

Production of the Corsair in 1938 cost an unimaginable US$ 24 thousand the equivalent of US$ 370 thousand today. The model was considered ahead of its time due to its futuristic look, which mainly involves the low-profile fenders and distinctive fairing. 

Today the Phantom Corsair is valued at US$ 500K. 

14. Icona Vulcano Titanium 2013

The Icona Vulcano Titanium enters the list of the rarest cars in the world because it is a unique example. In other words, only one unit was produced. 

The Italian brand Icona from Turin is known for manufacturing fast and exclusive cars. The Vulcano Titanium has a titanium body and is capable of reaching 350 km/h. 

Icona Vulcano Titanium 2013
Icona Vulcano Titanium 2013

Under the hood, the model has a 6.2-liter V8 engine “borrowed” from the Corvette C6. This true work of art on wheels is valued at US$ 2.78 million. 

13. Oldsmobile F-88 1954

Harley Earl will go down in history as one of the most creative and influential automobile designers of the 20th century. Earl had several favorite designs and one of them was called the XP-20 and nicknamed the F-88 although no one is quite sure why. 

The F-88 used the chassis of a Chevy Corvette. Its body was cast entirely from fiberglass and painted with a glossy gold paint to give it an ethereal, shimmering appearance. 

Oldsmobile F-88 1954
Oldsmobile F-88 1954

It is more a case of a vehicle with only one unit produced. Due to its exclusivity and history the model is valued at US$ 3.3 million. 

12. 1949 Delahaye 175 S Saoutchik Roadster

The 1949 Delahaye 175 S Saoutchik Roadster is a luxury vehicle that made history because of its unmistakable silhouette. Although it was large, the model was capable of carrying only two people. 

Movie star of the time Diana Dors had a copy of the Delahaye 175 S Saoutchik Roadster in her garage, which added to the model's unique appeal. 

Delahaye 175 S Saoutchik Roadster 1949
1949 Delahaye 175S Saoutchik Roadster

The Saoutchik was designed to compete on the concours circuits after the Second World War and won some races such as the Grand Castle du Bois de Boulogne, the Coupe de I'l Automobile and the Monte Carlos Concours. 

A total of 511 examples were built and their value is estimated in the range of US$ 3 million. 

11. Mercedes 300SL “Gull Wing” 1955

The Mercedes 300 SL nicknamed the gull wing because of its upward opening doors was based on the German automaker's pilot project called the W194. 

The model had direct mechanical fuel injection that increased its power by up to 50% when compared to other cars in the line, in addition, the 300SL had a suspended engine to adjust its center of gravity. 

Mercedes 300SL Asa de gaivota 1955
Mercedes 300SL Gull Wing 1955

At the time, the 300SL could reach speeds in the range of 260 km/h, a real absurdity for the 50s. The acronym SL means “Super Light” or Super Leve in Portuguese.

It is understandable why the  Mercedes dominate Formula 1 nowadays. His search for performance is historic, as we can see in Asa de gull.

In all only 29 models were produced and the values of the Mercedes SL are between US$ 2.5 and 3 million. 

10. Pagani Huayra BC 2017

The Pagani Huayra itself is already rare as there are only 100 of these examples manufactured. However the Huayra BC is even rarer. 

The Huayra BC is the track-focused variation and first appeared at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016. BC stands for Benny Caiola, who was the best friend of the brand's founder: Horacio Pagani. Caiola was the brand's first customer. 

Pagani Huayra BC 2017
Pagani Huayra BC 2017

The model has a 6.0 L V12 biturbo engine with 745 horsepower under the hood and its chassis is made entirely of carbon fiber. A total of 20 units were produced and the estimated value of each one is US$ 3.5 million. 

9. Bugatti Royale 1930

As the name already suggests, the Bugatti Royale was launched in 1930 and at the time it cost US$ 30,000 something equivalent to US$ 463,000 today. 

But as many know, the 1929 crisis made the world economy plummet in 1930. So the Royalle was never sold because there were no buyers who could spend so much money after the great financial depression. 

Bugatti Royale 1930
Bugatti Royale 1930

The Royalle was Ettore Bugatti's favorite design and was considered his luxury vehicle. The automaker designed it with the intention of transporting heads of states and high authorities. 

There are only 9 copies left around the world and the value could reach US$ 10 million. 

8. Lamborghini Aventador 2013

One more among the rare examples is the Lamborghini Aventador 2013. The model assembled in Bologna, Italy and designed by Filippo Perini has only 14 copies produced. 

The 2013 Aventador was produced to commemorate the luxury automaker's 50th anniversary. Like many others, the car was presented in 2013 at the Geneva Motor Show. At the time it was the most expensive production car in existence. 

Lamborghini Aventador 2013
Lamborghini Aventador 2013

The Lamborghini Aventador has a 6.5-liter V12 engine and a seven-speed semi-automatic transmission and is capable of reaching 350 km/h. Today it is valued at US$ 4.5 million. 

7. W Motors Lykan HyperSport 2012

The Lykan HyperSport is a supercar differentiated even by its origin. This rare vehicle comes straight from Dubai and is the creation of a partnership between Italian and Lebanese engineers and is considered the first sports car produced in a Middle Eastern country.

W Motors Lykan HyperSport 2012
W Motors Lykan HyperSport 2012

Altogether only 7 copies were manufactured, but only 6 can be purchased by. That's because the Abu Dhabi police demanded a copy. 

The Engine is a 3.7 biturbo 6-cylinder with 780 horsepower which makes the HyperSport reach a top speed of 390 km/h.

6. Bugatti Veyron Linea Vivere 2005

The Bugatti Veyron Linea Vivere 2005 is one of the rarest cars in the world. At the time of its launch it was considered the most powerful car in the world, having at the time an 8-liter W16 engine with 110 horsepower under the hood. 

Bugatti Veyron Linea Vivere 2005
Bugatti Veyron Linea Vivere 2005

In private tests by the automaker, the Veyron Linea Vivere exceeded 400 km/h. In all, only two copies were produced and today each one costs US$ 3.5 million. 

The 1954 Packard Panther became an unintentional car. The model was created to be a model car. That is, just to expose the features of the Packard assembler, which at the time included color schemes and electrical components. 

5. Packard Panther 1954

Although it has a stripped down look, the mechanics were not so good. The model had a 5.4L supercharged 8-cylinder engine and an Ultramatic transmission under the hood. 

Packard Panther 1954
Packard Panther 1954

The automaker reportedly didn't want to mass-produce the Panther because it wanted to drive buyers toward unsold vehicle inventories. 

In all only 4 models were produced and only two are in circulation. Today the Panther 1954 is rated in the range of US$ 900 thousand. 

4. Ferrari F50 1996

The 1996 Ferrari F50 has the literal appearance of a racing car. The bright red luxury model is designed to compete against classic rivals such as the Porsche 911 GT and McLaren F1 GTR.

Ferrari F50 1996
Ferrari F50 1996

The F50 was designed by Pininfarina and assembled at the automaker's factory in Maranello and goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds. With a 740 hp engine, the model easily overcomes the 300 km/h range. 

A total of 349 copies were made and cost around US$ 1.5 million. 

3. Jaguar XKSS 1957

Initially the Jaguar XKSS was built in 1957. But the project was abandoned by the automaker. Much later, more precisely in 2016, the English automaker returned and made nine more copies that originally should have been made in the 50s.

Jaguar XKSS 1957
Jaguar XKSS 1957

So we only have one example of the XKSS actually produced in 1957. The car was originally a racing car and was withdrawn from the races at the end of 1956, when Sir William Lyons decided to withdraw it from the races and turn it into a road model. 

Today this unique model which is one of the rarest cars in the world is valued at an incredible US$ 21 million. 

2. Rolls-Royce 15 HP 1904

The 15HP was designed by Rolls-Royce in 1904 and only one example was produced. The car came about as a result of an agreement between Henry Royce and Charles Rolls to form the Rolls-Royce company together. 

The model was sold at the dealership for a price of US$ 645. Five more d0 15HP models joined the line, but not in 1904. 

Rolls-Royce 15 HP 1904
Rolls-Royce 15 HP 1904

The 15HP 1904 was something of a concept car joining the 10, 20 and 30 HP models in a kind of historic line.

The rare 15HP from 1904 was powered by a 3000cc 3-cylinder engine and is now worth a paltry US$ 4.5 million. 

1. Porsche 550 Spyder

Only ninety examples of this elegant silver racing car were produced. 

The Porsche 550 was produced during the years 1953 and 1956 and all 90 copies were assembled at the automaker's factory in Stuttgart, Germany. The two-door sports model is considered by some to be a coupe and by others to be a Spyder.

Under the hood the 550 had a 1.5L DOHC Flat Four engine and at the time buyers could choose between a four or five speed manual transmission.

Porsche 550 Spyder
Porsche 550 Spyder

Initially produced for the track, the 550 dominated and won its debut race: The Nurburgring Eiffel. After that, all the races that the model competed in always ended up in the top 3. 

The Porsche 550 is an inspiration for many racing cars to this day. Although 90 examples were produced, it is without a doubt one of the rarest cars in the world. Its value is measured at US$ 3.6 million. 

Conclusion

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