When you look at the list of most expensive cars ever sold, European models (mostly Ferrari) dominate. American cars have yet to fetch more than $15 million at auction. So far, a 1962 Shelby Cobra tops the list of American classics following its $13.75 million sale in 2016.
Indeed, cars with unparalleled racing heritage (e.g., Shelby and Ford GT) are traditionally the hottest tickets for domestic models. In 2017, collectors and museum curators will have a shot at more from this canon. Scottsdale (Ariz.) auctions kicking off the season feature some of the most desired sports cars to ever wear an American badge, not to mention rare muscle cars and pristine examples of this country’s greatest vehicles from the prewar period.
Here are 10 breathtaking American automobiles up for auction in 2017.