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The 5 Rarest Cars in the World (Photos)

By on April 11, 2013

#3 1954 Oldsmobile F-88

A lot of folks say that the Oldsmobile F-88, built in 1954, heralded in a new age of automotive design. It’s sporty look, complete with sweeping curves and a dash console design that would become a mainstay in future Cutlasses, made it ahead of its time.

But it’s sure appreciated now.

Only four F-88s remain in existence today. A fifth one was tragically lost in a fire in between display shows, but one of the four that are still hanging around can be seen by anyone who can make it to the Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum. Unlike some of the others on this list, you can actually get up and close and personal with an F-88.

The one on display was purchased at auction by the Hendricks family for over $3 million.

The Olds F-88 is built from fiberglass atop a Corvette chassis. It features a 5.3-Liter, Super 88 V8 engine that adds more than a touch of power to this really pretty auto.

I have a feeling one of the other three F-88s in the world probably belongs to James Bond. It just has that look.

#2 2010 Koenigsegg Trevita

Trevita means “three whites” in Swedish, which is pretty appropriate as it turn out, since the cars are all white and there were only three of them ever made.

The Koenigsegg Trevita is revered worldwide for its absolute body perfection. It’s made from a carbon composite, but not with those black fibers you’re probably imagining right now. Instead, the Trevita is made from white-fiber carbon that glitters like liquid diamonds when the sunlight hits it. It looks like a million bucks. Or, rather, 4.85 million bucks, which is how much they actually sold for.

When it comes to acceleration, not much has the Trevita beat. It goes from 0-60 in 2.9 seconds, from 0-125 in 8.75 seconds, and from 0-125-0 in 13.55 seconds. Now that’s a precision performance.

As rare as the rarest diamond, the Koenigsegg Trevita is a real collector’s dream.

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