In new series World’s Most Expensive Cars, Ant Anstead goes behind the scenes with the car hunters of auction house RM Sotheby’s as they travel the globe tracking down expensive classic cars for auction. These rare models – from Ferrari to Aston Martin, Lamborghini to Jaguar – come with mind-blowing price tags, sometimes in excess of $10 million.
These are the best and most valuable collector automobiles on the planet: cars that are rare, limited editions or race winners, and often with fascinating histories or famous owners. But will the super-wealthy turn up to bid? Can these classics hit their multi-million pound estimates or will they fail to reach their reserve price?
In the first episode, Ant goes to California to track the sale of the very first Shelby Cobra. With an estimate of $10 million, it could become the most expensive American sports car ever sold at auction. There’s also a 1939 Bugatti Type 57 and a 1932 Alfa Romeo on show at Sotheby’s in Manhattan.
Executive Producers: JB Waddell, Jannine Waddell, David Cumming
Series Producer: Simon Everson
Production Company: Waddell Media
World’s Most Expensive Cars Episode 1 airs on Sunday 30 April 2017 from 4.30pm-5.35pm on Channel 4