It may not have been a record-setting year for auctions at the 2016 Monterey Car Week, but there were still plenty of cars that fetched millions.

Overall, sales at this year’s auctions in Monterey fell 13 percent compared to last year, pulling in a total of $345 million. That’s well under the $396 million from last year and was even less than the $370-million expectation. According to Hagerty however, the average sale price of $479,643 was higher than last year’s $456,067.

2016 Monterey Car Week Coverage

There were still some record-setting auctions and here are the top 5 most expensive cars that crossed the auction block at the 2016 Monterey Car Week.


5. 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competizione Coupe



Netting $13.5 million, this 1960  Ferrari  250 GT SWB Competizione Coupe is one of the first Competition SWB Berlinettas ever built. It was driven by Hugus and Pabst to a seventh overall finish at the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans and has matching numbers for the engine and gearbox. It received a complete restoration by GTO Engineering and has been consistently maintained since.




4. 1962 Shelby Cobra 260 Roadster



Some expected the 1962 Shelby Cobra 260 Roadster to set a record, being the first ever Shelby Cobra. Known as CSX 2000 and offered by the Carroll Hall Shelby Trust by RM Sotheby’s, the Cobra sold for $13.8 million and while that’s a far cry from the record-setting Ferraris, it has become the most expensive American car ever sold at auction. The previous record was set by a 1968 Ford GT40 that went for $11 million in 2012.




3. 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione



This 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione sold for $18.15 milion at the Gooding & Company auction. It was fifth overall at the 1960 12 Hours of Sebring and is one of only nine alloy-bodied LWB California Spiders in existence. It was also the Platinum Award and Competizione Cup Winner at the 2011 Cavallino Classic.




2. 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider



Another top seller from the RM Sotheby’s auction was the 1939  Alfa Romeo  8C 2900B Lungo Spider. Offered by the Sam & Emily Mann Collection, the 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C was the Italian equivalent of the Bugatti Atlantic and was widely considered the ultimate Italian sports car of its generation. It is one of approximately 12 extant Touring Spiders and is the first “Immortal 2.9” to be offered at a public auction this century. It sold for $19.8 million.




1. 1955 Jaguar D-Type Roadster



This legendary overall winner of the 1952 24 Hours of Le Mans sold for $21.8 million at the RM Sotheby’s auction. The 1955  Jaguar  D-Type Roadster was originally raced by Scottish racing team Ecurie Ecosse and has had just two private owners since Ecurie Ecosse. As the only Le Mans-winning C- or D-Type that has survived intact and remained essentially original to its winning form, it’s no surprise that it was the most expensive car to cross the auction block at the 2016 Monterey Car Week. It also set a record for the most expensive British car ever sold at auction and is the fourth British-made car to go for over $10 million. The previous record was held by a 1963 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato that fetched $14.3 million last year.