If you think your car cost a lot to buy, have a look at our five most expensive cars sold at auction during 2013.
The list below is for auctions only and does not include private transactions which were topped by world's most expensive car, a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO, sold in October for a whopping NZ$62.6 million.
1. 1954 MERCEDES-BENZ W196
At $39,010,900, this Merc was sold by Bonhams at its Goodwood Festival of Speed auction in May. Raced by Juan Manual Fangio, it is officially the only W196 in private hands.
2. 1967 FERRARI 275 GTB SPIDER
At $33,525,225, this Ferrari, sold by RM Auctions at Monterey in August, had been in single-family ownership since delivery in 1968. The North American Racing Team Ferrari 275 GTB/4 was one of only 10 ever built.
3. 1964 FERRARI 250 LM
At $17,433,000, this Ferrari was sold by RM Auctions in November. A pristine example of Ferrari's original mid-engined car, it carries the distinction of a class win at the 1968 24 Hours of Daytona.
4. 1953 FERRARI 340/375 MM BERLINETTA COMPETIZIONE
At $16,620,073, this Ferrari was sold by RM Auctions at Villa Erbe in May. It was campaigned by the Ferrari works team and was driven by Mike Hawthorn, Nino Farina and Alberto Ascari.
5. 1935 ALFA ROMEO 8c-35 GRAND PRIX MONOPOSTO
At $11,769,248, this Alfa Romeo, sold by Bonhams at the Goodwood Revival in September, is considered by many to be the best-preserved 8C-35 in the world.
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