• Mar 12th 2007 at 7:29PM
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The lone remaining Auto Union D-Type, surmised by many to be the most valuable car in the world, failed to sell at a closed-bid auction that was finally held by Christie's Auction House in late February-early March. The car was expected to go for around $12 million USD before it was yanked off the block by Christie's to further research its history. It was found that this Type D was not the one originally thought to have won the French Grand Prix, but another car with a less illustrious racing history. Though Christie's didn't think the revelation would alter the value of the car considering its rarity, apparently bidders disagreed.

Christie's stopped accepting bids for the auction on March 4th, though it won't release the number of bids that were given or the highest amount. At this point, we suggest using eBay Motors to unload this thing. The header could read "Rare Audi D Type – LOW MILES, CLEAN CARFAX".

Thanks for the tip, Peter!

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Can only blame Christie's. Should have done the research before hand (quality research) Pulling it off the autciont gave the incorrect impression that it was a fake. Also, the non-live auction most likely produced less bids.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Well, it sure is a cool Auto D,so rare for our collection eh. How about conducting a live online? I think we can wait further on what happened to the bids. This Auto rocks and so its price. So it's important to make further researches prior to buying the auto.You may wanna check some auctioned,cheap but quality cars
      • 8 Years Ago
      This one is really cool Audi.

      Perhaps you will post some technical spec for this car.

      • 8 Years Ago
      The most valuable car in the world isn't a Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost with an insured value of 40 million dollars?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Sorry about that, haven't include our site http://www.nexusscars.com.

      • 8 Years Ago
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      • 8 Years Ago
      Nope. Got my yugo insured for $10bn.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Thanks Richard for posting the specs of this Auto D. For those who can't afford such rare auto, check our live auctions in our site and you'll find some cool cars that fit your budget.
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