Photos Of The 15 Rarest Cars In The World


While you can walk into a dealership to get whichever car you want, there are cars that even the most influential individuals can’t just go ahead and buy. These are vintage classics and sleek one-offs that are scarcer than hen’s teeth, including extraordinary Ferraris and Panganis. Here are 15 supercars you may never run into.

2018 Apollo Intensa Emozione

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Only a handful of these beasts were produced, which are as rare as diamonds. Its aggressive looks and mind-blowing performance make it a work of art on wheels. Every curve and detail on this car is crafted for speed and aerodynamics, making it the ideal choice for enthusiasts looking for the ultimate thrill.

1967 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale

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The exotic design and high performance of the 1967 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale make it a true collector’s item. It’s like owning a piece of history that very few people can claim to have. It’s not just scarce – it’s also one of the most beautiful cars ever created.

1970 Porsche 917

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This Porsche model won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970 and 1971 because of its sleek design, which reduced drag and increased speed. Only a handful were made, and one was offered at RM Sotheby’s auction in Monterey for about US$18.5 million, so getting your hands on one would be like finding a needle in a haystack.

1969 Chevrolet Corvette ZL-1

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Chevrolet designed the Corvette ZL-1 in 1969 as an exceptional muscle car revered for its raw power and limited production. It embodies the pinnacle of American muscle car engineering, and it’s rare because only two were made.

1954 Pontiac Bonneville Special Concept

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In 1954, Pontiac developed a unique classic model with avant-garde styling and innovative features. As a one-of-a-kind concept vehicle, it represents a rare glimpse into the creative vision of automotive designers of the era. Its rarity lies in being a prototype that never entered mass production, making it a sought-after artifact.

2011 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster

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Pagani released only 5 Zonda Cinque Roadsters, which are considered a masterpiece of engineering and outstanding design. With exclusive production numbers and high-performance capabilities, it is a coveted item among collectors and enthusiasts of high-end automobiles.

1927 Bugatti Type 41 La Royale

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The Bugatti Type 41 Royale is a luxury model built in the 1920s. After planning for 25 cars customized for royalty, dignitaries, heads of state, and celebrities with chauffeur drivers, the company released only six.

Lamborghini Veneno Roadster


In 2014, Lamborghini released the Veneno Roadster, a limited-edition supercar built to celebrate the automaker’s 50th anniversary. Only nine units were produced, making it extremely rare. With a futuristic look and a powerful V12 engine, this Roadster can muster a crazy speed of over 220 mph.

1967 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake

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Carroll Shelby modeled the Super Snake for pure speed and power. It has a rich history because he famously built only two cars, one for himself and the other for his friend, famous stand-up comedian Bill Cosby. In 2007, one of these was sold for $5.5 million at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction.

1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible

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This Convertible is the epitome of American muscle cars, and with only 11 ever made, it’s a true rarity. Its massive Hemi engine packed a punch on the drag strips. In June 2014, at a Mecum auction in Seattle, a blue-on-blue 4-speed was sold for $3.5 million, so finding one for sale is like striking gold.

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

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Ferrari built only 36 units of the 1962 250 GTO between 1962 and 1964, and those who owned them didn’t want to let go. In June 2018, this hot car set the world record for the most expensive Ferrari ever sold when it was bought for $70 million in a private sale.

2012 W Motors Lykan HyperSport

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There are only seven Lykan HyperSport cars in existence. This model has a futuristic design, advanced technology, and luxurious features that show true sophistication. The Lykan is a rare gem because its carbon fiber body was handcrafted, and the headlights are made with diamonds.

2006 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita 

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Floyd Mayweather spent $4.8 million on the 2006 Trevita supercar for its speed and exclusivity. This model stands out for its dazzling diamond-coated body. The company produced just two of these stunning cars because the white carbon fiber body was challenging and time-consuming.

2005 Maybach Exelero


There’s only one Maybach Exelero in the world! This super rare futuristic model has a luxury coupe with a sleek design and a powerful engine. Although now owned by Mechatronik, famous rapper Birdman bought it in 2011 for US$8 million after Jay-Z featured the car in the music video for “Lost One.”

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé

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Named after its developer, Rudolf Uhlenhaut, this car was a racing beast that dominated the tracks in the 1950s with its speed and performance. Only two were built by the company, and in 2022, one was auctioned in Stuttgart for $142.9 million.

Written by Bruno P