1952 Ferrari 340 America Competizione Spider

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  • Sold for: $6.4 million
  • Sold by: Bonhams

As you might guess from its name, this Ferrari model, with its large-displacement 4.1-liter V-12 engine, was created specifically for the American market. This particular car was entered by Ferrari's own racing team, Scuderia Ferrari, in the famous Mille Miglia 1,000 mile road race in Italy. Unfortunately, it was damaged in a hard landing after becoming airborne and couldn't finish the race. It had similarly bad luck in subsequent races before being sold into private hands.

First published January 27, 2017: 4:43 PM ET