Buying any car is a big deal, but purchasing an expensive ride is a milestone. Most of us fantasized about owning a supercar while growing up. While most of us gave up on the dream after finding out the purchase price of supercars, some were fortunate to afford those vehicles.
To make most of us even more jealous, some were capable of affording rare supercars that a collector struggled to find. The cars that some owned were so far out of our reality that we struggled to comprehend the resources they had. Most of the cars they owned were classics that they needed to import.
Although their ownership of the vehicles mesmerized us, what was more surprising was the way they treated their vehicles. Some of the people who owned rare supercars had driven the cars until they felt that the joyride was over. When that time arrived, they parked the car in the garage to gather dust or had abandoned the vehicles. We wanted to see the condition that these expensive cars were in after its owners tossed the vehicles to the side, so we gleaned photos. The pictures we found were of rare cars that dust had completely covered. Enjoy the article and like always be sure to share it with a friend. Let's get started.
20 Lamborghini Huracan
The Huracan was the replacement for the popular Gallardo. The car made its worldwide debut at the 2014 Geneva Auto Motor Show. Under the bonnet of the Huracan is a 5.2-liter V10 engine, capable of producing 631 horsepower.
Huracan drivers can reach a top speed of 202 mph and need only 2.9 seconds to propel the car to 60 mph from a standing position. One Huracan owner didn't mind leaving the car parked in underground parking and losing out on the $300,000 that he paid for the car.
19 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS
Ferrari produced the Dino 246 GTS and sold it under the Dino marque between 1969 and 1974. Ferrari made the body out of steel to save costs. The car had a 2.4-liter V6 engine, capable of reaching a top speed of 148 mph and needed 5.5 seconds to reach 0 to 50 mph.
During the six-year production, Ferrari manufactured just over 3,700 units. The pictured model is 1972. Consumers who want to get their hands on a 246 GTS should prepare to part with around $300,000. That's more than what the automaker charges for most of the models it produced in the last few years.
18 Lamborghini Diablo SE30
Lamborghini enthusiasts will never forget the Diablo. The car has garnered a cult following that will last a long time. Although the Murcielago replaced the Diablo, most supercar enthusiasts would choose the Diablo. Lamborghini equipped the Diablo better than the Countach. Formula One used the Diablo in the 1995 season as the safety car. Lamborghini introduced the SE30 as a limited production model to commemorate the company's 30th anniversary.
The engine pumped out 523 horsepower, and the exterior had a revised fascia that featured straked brake cooling ducts.
17 Ferrari F40
When Ferrari celebrated its fortieth anniversary, the manufacturer wanted to mark the occasion by producing a special car. The result was the F40. The car was in production from 1987 until 1992. The F40 was the last car that Enzo Ferrari approved. Ferrari produced just over 1,300 units and charged around $400,000 when it debuted.
Some collectors had paid around $3 million for the car at an auction. One of the cars belonged to Formula One legend Nigel Mansell, whose car sold at an auction for $1,3 million in 1990.
16 BMW M1
When the BMW executives asked the engineers to produce a sports version of its popular sedans, the engineers answered by manufacturing the M-series. One of the rarest BMWs produced was the M1, from 1978 until 1981. The German automaker produced only 453 units. An Italian owner of the M1 had left behind the car in a garage for 34 years.
According to Motor Authority, the car had a twin-cam 3.5-liter engine, capable of pumping out 273 horsepower. When the person discovered the car after 34 years in the garage, the M1 had only 4,593 miles on the clock.
15 Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren
The result of the partnership between Mercedes Benz and McLaren produced the SLR, a grand tourer manufactured from 2003 until 2010. The SLR was an abbreviation for Sport Light Racing. The two automakers limited the production run to just over 2,100 units. The car wasn't a regular Mercedes since the 5.4-liter V8 engine was capable of pumping out 651 horsepower and needed 3.6 seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph.
A rare SLR McLaren 722 S Roadster had sold for $1,45 million, according to Motor 1. That's one of the reasons that supercar owners should look after their vehicles.
14 Bugatti Type 57S
The Veyron might look a lot more extravagant than the Type 57S, but one shouldn't underestimate the power of a classic car. Jean Bugatti, son of the founder's company, Ettore, designed the Type 57. Bugatti produced the car from 1934 until 1940 and only 710 examples.
The car had a twin-cam 3.257 cc engine based on Type 49. Bugatti revived the Type 57 chassis and engine in 1951 as the Bugatti Type 101. If you thought that $2 million for a Veyron was a lot of money, then don't bother buying a rediscovered Type 57, which sold for almost $4,5 million at an auction in 2009. The pictured one is a 1937 model.
13 Aston Martin DB2/4
The DB2/4 was a grand tourer that the British manufacturer produced from 1953 until 1957. The car was based on the DB2, which it replaced, and included a wraparound windscreen, large bumpers and repositioned headlights. The car was available as a 2+2 hatchback, a drophead coupe, and a 2-seat fixed head coupe.
Aston Martin limited the production to only 764 units. The pictured Aston was a 1955 model. The British automaker offered a 2.6-liter or a 2.9-liter engine. The 2.9-liter engine was capable of reaching a top speed of 118 mph and needed 10.5 seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph.
12 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta
The Italian manufacturer has garnered a reputation for producing limited runs of most models to make the cars exclusive. The 166 Mille Miglia (MM) Barchetta wasn't an exception. Ferrari produced the 166 from 1948 until 1953 but made only 39 166 S. The 166 MM was an updated 166S and scored many of Ferrari's early international victories, thereby making Ferrari a serious competitor in the racing industry.
Motor Trend Classic ranked the 166 MM Barchetta at number six on its list of Greatest Ferraris of all time.
11 Lamborghini Diablo
Although Lamborghini has debuted models such as Aventador and the Huracan since ceasing the production of the Diablo in 2001, many Lamborghini enthusiasts would prefer that car over the new models. Diablo is one of the best models that the Italian manufacturer has produced.
Collectors are paying more for the Diablo at auctions than the Aventador or the Centenario. Lamborghini produced just over 2,800 units during the twelve-year production run. The car was capable of reaching a top speed in access of 200 mph. Lamborghini offered a 5.7-liter and 6-liter engine.
10 Ferrari Enzo
The Middle-East is filled with wealth. Some supercar owners in Dubai are so rich that they don't mind leaving behind a rare vehicle such as the Ferrari Enzo. According to Motor Trend, Ferrari produced only 399 units.
Under the bonnet of the Enzo is a 6-liter V-12 engine, capable of pumping out 660 horsepower through the 6-speed sequential manual transmission. The car needs 3.1 seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph and has a top speed of 211 mph. To own the unique vehicle, Ferrari enthusiasts will have to fork out around $650,000.
9 Rolls Royce Corniche
Considering that Rolls Royce produces one car for six months by hand, any model is a treasure that its owners should look after like its gold. The Corniche was a five-seater that Rolls Royce produced for thirty years since 1966. The car got its name from the French and Italian term for a corniche, a coastal road along the face of a cliff.
Rolls Royce offered the Corniche as a convertible and a coupe and fitted a 6.75-liter V8 engine, as well as a three-speed automatic transmission. At the time of its release, the Corniche was available for $360,000, making it the most expensive Rolls Royce vehicle when released.
8 Ferrari 275 GTB
The 275 is a series of front-engined V12-powered grand touring automobiles with two-seater coupe and spider bodies that Ferrari manufactured from 1964 until 1968. The pictured 275 GTB was a 1966 model. Ferrari produced the GTB only until 1966. The car had a 3.3-liter Colombo designed engine.
According to My Autoworld, the pictured Ferrari had only 13,000 miles. The best part about the dusted Ferrari is that it had an alloy body, one of a handful that Ferrari had built. Some 275 GTBs sold for around $4 million at an auction.
7 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0
In my opinion, one of the sports car manufacturers that deserves more credit is Porsche. The German automaker has produced magnificent, affordable cars that have stood the test of time. Porsche had manufactured the 911 series from 1964 and kept the car in production since.
The German automaker fit the same diecast aluminum crankcase in the 3.0 as the 930 or 911 Turbo. Porsche produced the 3.0 from 1976 until 1977. During the two-year production stint, Porsche produced just over 3,600 units - 2,564 coupes, and the rest were Targas.
6 Ferrari 365 GTB/4
The car's official name was the Ferrari 365 GTB/4, but the media dubbed it the Ferrari Daytona. The car is a two-seat grand tourer that Ferrari produced from 1968 until 1973. The Daytona boasted a 4.4-liter V12 engine, capable of producing 347 horsepower and reached a top speed of 174 mph. The car needed 5.4 seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph.
The variant was the GTS, which Ferrari produced only 122 examples of while producing just over 1,200 examples of the GTB. The pictured one had a full aluminum body shape and 22,000 miles on the clock. It sold for $2,17 million at an auction, according to News Global 24.
5 Lamborghini Miura
Some supercar owners treat their cars like a toy - when they're done playing with it, they toss it into the garage and never look at it again. Lamborghini started producing the Miura in 1966 and kept it in production until 1973. The Italian automaker produced only 764 units and ensured that the Miura was the fastest production car when released.
The Lamborghini engineers designed the Miura in their spare time, against the wishes of Ferruccio Lamborghini. Considering the Miura was Lamborghini's flagship car, I'm sure Ferruccio was glad that the engineers dabbled in the project.
4 Ferrari F50
To celebrate the company's fiftieth anniversary, Ferrari produced a car called the F50. Introduced in 1995 as a two-door, two-seat Targa top, the F50 had a 4.7-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine. Ferrari produced only 349 units during the three-year production.
The car's engine could pump out 512 horsepower and reach a top speed of 202 mph, according to Motor Trend. The car needed 3.7 seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph. Consumers who want to own one of the 349 units produced should expect to pay around $500,000.
3 Aston Martin Lagonda
The British manufacturer produced the Lagonda from 1974 until 1990. Although the car was in production for just over 16 years, Aston Martin limited the production run to 645 units. Aston Martin confirmed in 2014 that it would launch a new Lagonda called the Taraf for the Middle-East market and offer it on an invitation-only basis.
Although many car collectors would pay a tremendous amount of money for the original Lagondas, it seems that one owner didn't mind parking it behind a shed and letting it gather dust.
2 Maserati Bora
It seems that some people have too much money. While most of us can only dream about owning a rare supercar, others are stripping their cars in the desert and abandoning the vehicles.
The Bora was in production from 1971 until 1978. Maserati produced 289 units of the 4.7-liter and 275 units of the 4.9-liter. The car had a V8 engine that allowed the driver to reach a top speed of 171 mph. Considering the pictured model was 1975, that is a high speed to attain. I like the design of the Bora more than certain new models that Maserati released.
1 Aston Martin DB7
If the owner of the pictured DB7 was Daniel Craig, then I might understand why he left it in the middle of nowhere considering that Mr. Bond can take a new Aston Martin from the factory for the rest of his life. Aston Martin produced the DB7 for eleven years since it debuted in 1994.
The British automaker made 7,000 units and positioned the car as an entry-level model, below the hand-built V8 Virage. The DB7 was the highest produced model in Aston Martin's history. Considering the car is poised to be a classic, DB7 owners shouldn't leave their cars on the side of the road to gather dust.
Sources - Motor Authority, New Global 24 & Motor Trend