The 5 Most Expensive Cars Sold on Cars & Bids
Youtuber, car journalist, and all-around good guy Doug DeMuro made news this week for buying a Porsche Carerra GT. Just a few days earlier though, the preeminent automotive personality accepted a $37 million investment in his car auction website, carsandbids.com. All of this talk about buying dream cars and auction sites got us thinking, what are the most expensive cars sold on Cars and Bids since its inception? Well, here they are, and as you might expect there are some true gems on this list.
5. 2006 Ford GT – $395,000
Kicking off this list is one of the most attention-grabbing cars of the past 20 years. The 2006 Ford GT may have been a middling racecar, but as a road car it never failed to turn heads. This particular example had just 10,000 miles on the clock at the time of auction. Sold in late August of 2022, the manual-transmission GT is powered by a 5.4-liter supercharged V8 and included both factory add-ons and aftermarket modifications.
Ventilated carbon fiber seats and leather upholstery came from the factory to improve cabin comfort. Meanwhile, the owner added KW coilovers, a short shifter, and a Heffner Performance tune offering unspecified performance gains.
4. 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Weissach – $405,911
Fans of the Forza Motorsport video game franchise will immediately recognize the fourth most expensive car auctioned through Cars and Bids. This particular 911 GT2 RS Weissach had just 400 miles on the clock when listed in October of 2022. A 3.8-liter turbocharged flat-6 engine provided the power for those scant miles, while the seven-speed PDK transmission gets that power to the rear wheels.
Optional extras include the Weissach package along with nose lift, an extended-range fuel tank, Alcantara upholstery, and Bose premium audio. Why add all those features to drive just 400 miles? We don’t know either, but this 1 in 1,000 example is definitely a future classic.
3. 2002 Lamborghini Murcielago Coupe – $417,000
A trio of Lamborghini’s top the most expensive auctions list at Cars and Bids, starting with this early 2000’s legend. Sold in October of 2022, this particular Murcielago had 15,400 miles when sold at auction. The silver-blue paint isn’t the most exciting of choices, but does that really matter when a car looks this good?
Interestingly, this particular Lamborghini is a Canadian car that was imported into the U.S. earlier in 2022 before going up for auction.
2. 1998 Lamborghini Diablo SV Coupe – $435,000
Sold in August of 2022, the second most expensive cars and bids auction car is probably the strangest model on this list. Okay, so it’s not weird to see a Lamborghini go for big money, but even among Lamborghinis, the Diablo is an oddball.
This particular model had 17,300 miles when auctioned, features a 5.7-liter V12 engine, and manual five-speed gated transmission. Despite gaps in the vehicle history report and service records, this Diablo garnered plenty of attention while on the auction block.
1. 2022 Lamborghini Huracan STO – $451,000
Finally, the number one most expensive car sold on Doug DeMuro’s auction site is also the newest addition to the top five. Sold on February 1st of 2023, this lime green and sky blue Lambo turned heads for more than just its looks.
The 5.2-liter V10 saw just 352 miles with its first owner, and as expected the CarFax history is mint. The STO is one of the few modern Lambos to send their power to just the rear wheels, while other performance touches include carbon fiber bodywork and GT3-spec aerodynamics. It throws down an impressive 631 horsepower and 417 pound-feet of torque for anyone that can wrangle its rear-drive antics.
Cars and Bids is growing beyond Doug DeMuro, and the most expensive auction cars prove it
While Doug DeMuro started Cars and Bids back in 2020, the site didn’t really start picking up steam until last year. As evidenced by the recency of the most expensive cars, this auto auction site is becoming a true challenger to the ever-popular Bring-a-Trailer. The recent investment by The Chernin Group should only help the site grow into the future. And as for Doug? He’s just happy to “refocus on making YouTube videos and get the help of a group of people who actually know what they’re doing”.
Considering how far Cars and Bids has come in just three years, we’d say Doug did a pretty good job on his own. Only time will tell where things will go from here.