23 of the Rarest Cars From American Auto Makers


How do you define rare? Is “rare” a quantitative attribute that simply represents the number of units built?

The automobile industry has a visible evolution that includes growing demands, improved technology, and even the process by which vehicles assembly takes place. Some of these cars are original while others restored. Some are so valuable that the best most of us can do is a diecast replica. So how do you define rare?

In this article, we abandon production numbers as a whole and instead embrace something a little different. We look at the production run of specialty brands within a car line as opposed to just raw production numbers or units made. In so doing, we produce a list that is more interesting and opinionated. If you have a car that you think is super rare, tell us about it in the comments.

23.The 1964 Ford GT40:


Beautiful, fluid, and rare. 107 units were made. This was Ford’s answer to Ferrari. In 2014, one sold at auction for $7,000,000.

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22.The 1901-1903 Oldsmobile Curved Dash Runabout:


A five-horsepower vehicle that sold for about $650. ~4,000 units were built. This is one of the centerpieces of automobile collecting.