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Cars, diamonds and burgers: Here are some of the most expensive things in the world

From clothing to artifacts, and a manuscript dating back to 1620 was auctioned at Sotheby's in 2013 for a record sum USD 14.2 million. Read on to find out some of the most expensive things ever sold.

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Narendra Modi's suit: USD 700,000 | Prime Minister Narendra Modi wore this suit in January 2015, which was auctioned off in aid of the Namami Gange Fund. Diamond merchant Laljibhai Patel purchased the suit having unique monogram pin stripes, spelling out the prime minister’s full name. (Image: Reuters)
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Narendra Modi's suit: USD 700,000 | Prime Minister Narendra Modi wore this suit in January 2015, which was auctioned off in aid of the Namami Gange Fund. Diamond merchant Laljibhai Patel purchased the suit having unique monogram pin stripes, spelling out the prime minister’s full name. (Image: Reuters)

Rolls-Royce Sweptail (New Car): USD 13 million | The Manchester-based company unveiled the Sweptail, which was commissioned by a private client, who desired to own a one-off car which was inspired by a 1920s Rolls-Royce vehicle. (Image: James Lipman via Wikimedia Commons)
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Rolls-Royce Sweptail (New Car): USD 13 million | The Manchester-based company unveiled the Sweptail, which was commissioned by a private client, who desired to own a one-off car which was inspired by a 1920s Rolls-Royce vehicle. (Image: James Lipman via Wikimedia Commons)

Codex Leicester (Book): USD 14.2 million | The manuscript dates back to 1620 and is one of the 11 surviving copies. It was last auctioned at Sotheby's in 2013 for the record sum, making it the most expensive manuscript in the world. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
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Codex Leicester (Book): USD 14.2 million | The manuscript dates back to 1620 and is one of the 11 surviving copies. It was last auctioned at Sotheby's in 2013 for the record sum, making it the most expensive manuscript in the world. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Château Louis XIV (Residence): USD 301 million | This 10-bedroom estate is located on the outskirts of Paris, France and currently holds the record for the most expensive residential property ever sold. The property was built by Saudi real estate developer Emad Khashoggi and was sold to an anonymous buyer in 2015. (Image: Reuters)
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Château Louis XIV (Residence): USD 301 million | This 10-bedroom estate is located on the outskirts of Paris, France and currently holds the record for the most expensive residential property ever sold. The property was built by Saudi real estate developer Emad Khashoggi and was sold to an anonymous buyer in 2015. (Image: Reuters)

The Pink Star Diamond: USD 71 million | This stunning 59.6-carat ‘Pink Star Diamond’ went under the hammer at Sotheby's (Hong Kong) in April 2017. It broke the record for the most expensive diamond to be sold at an auction. (Image: Reuters)
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The Pink Star Diamond: USD 71 million | This stunning 59.6-carat ‘Pink Star Diamond’ went under the hammer at Sotheby's (Hong Kong) in April 2017. It broke the record for the most expensive diamond to be sold at an auction. (Image: Reuters)

British Guiana 1856 1 Cent Magenta Stamp: USD 9.5 million | In what is the world's most valuable stamp, this British Guiana 1856 1 Cent Magenta was sold to shoe designer Stuart Weitzman in 2014. (Image: Reuters)
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British Guiana 1856 1 Cent Magenta Stamp: USD 9.5 million | In what is the world's most valuable stamp, this British Guiana 1856 1 Cent Magenta was sold to shoe designer Stuart Weitzman in 2014. (Image: Reuters)

1963 Ferrari 250 GTO Racer (Car): USD 52 million | This ‘Prancing Horse’ was sold by US-based collector Paul Pappalardo to an unidentified buyer in 2013. It is one of the 39 250 GTOs made by Ferrari.
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1963 Ferrari 250 GTO Racer (Car): USD 52 million | This ‘Prancing Horse’ was sold by US-based collector Paul Pappalardo to an unidentified buyer in 2013. It is one of the 39 250 GTOs made by Ferrari.

Salvator Mundi (Painting): USD 450 million | The painting of Jesus Christ as Salvator Mundi, dating back to 1500, by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci was picked up by the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism at a Christie’s auction in New York for the record price. (Image: Reuters)
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Salvator Mundi (Painting): USD 450 million | The painting of Jesus Christ as Salvator Mundi, dating back to 1500, by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci was picked up by the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism at a Christie’s auction in New York for the record price. (Image: Reuters)

Leica 0 Series Camera: USD 1.9 million | Considered one of the most expensive camera's in the world, this limited-edition device was bought at the Galerie Westlicht auction in Vienna, Austria in 2012. This one remains one of the only 25 test versions of Leica's iconic 0-Series. (Image: Reuters)
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Leica 0 Series Camera: USD 1.9 million | Considered one of the most expensive camera's in the world, this limited-edition device was bought at the Galerie Westlicht auction in Vienna, Austria in 2012. This one remains one of the only 25 test versions of Leica's iconic 0-Series. (Image: Reuters)

Wagyu Burger: USD 2,300 | According to the Guinness World Records, Chef Diego Buik's Wagyu burger is the most expensive burger in the world. The burger, created by a Dutch chef has a Wagyu steak, lobster, caviar, foie gras, truffle and a 24-carat gold leaf. (Image: Reuters)
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Wagyu Burger: USD 2,300 | According to the Guinness World Records, Chef Diego Buik's Wagyu burger is the most expensive burger in the world. The burger, created by a Dutch chef has a Wagyu steak, lobster, caviar, foie gras, truffle and a 24-carat gold leaf. (Image: Reuters)

First Published on Mar 19, 2018 09:16 am
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