If you’re a classic car collector, you would probably agree that there is no extent to which you wouldn’t go to add a certain car to your collection. This is even more true when it comes to exceptionally rare classic cars. Whether a certain car is rare because only a few models were ever produced, because it was a concept model or because of its age, the prices of the rarest classic cars in the world can reach some unbelievable heights. For dedicated collectors however, this only seems to spark their interest in a certain model even more. Here are 5 of the world’s rarest classic cars.
5. 1921 Helica de Leyat
On the day that the 1921 Helica came out, the newspapers called it ‘the plane without wings’. Made in France and designed by the French automobile manufacturer, Marcel Leyat, the 1921 Helica is famous for its extraordinary looks and originality. What makes this car absolutely unique is that it is powered by a huge propeller that resembles that of an aircraft, rather than a normal engine. Even though Marcel Leyat kept working on the model for a few years, only 30 of this 1921 Helica model were produced because of the model’s unusual appearance and dangerously high speed. Currently all of the remaining Helicas are a part of private collections.
4. Talbot Lago Grand Sport
Talbot is a car manufacturing company with a rather controversial story. Throughout the years from 1903 until 1994, the company went though the hands of various owners, including Peugeot and Chrysler. For 18 years (1960-1978) no cars were produced under the company’s name and it was on the verge of bankruptcy numerous times. Talbot is well known for producing both vehicles for daily use and some cars for Formula 1. In 1981 Talbot was the first prize winner of the World Rally Championship. But out of Talbot’s infamous history of car production came a real gem called the Lago Grand Sport. Introduced in 1948, the Talbot Lago Grand Sport had two versions – a racing and a luxury one. Only 12 cars from the luxury version were ever manufactured, which makes this vehicle extremely scarce and therefore of high interest among classic car lovers and collectors.