1955 Jaguar D-Type

pebble beach rm auctions
  • Auctioneers: RM Sotheby's
  • Sold for: $21.8 million

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The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is the premier event for high-end classic cars, and the auctions there often yield record-setting sales.

This D-Type commanded the highest price paid for any car this year's auctions, and set a record to become the most expensive British car ever sold at auction. The iconic race car was driven by the Scottish racing team Ecurie Ecosse -- French for "Team Scotland," and won the LeMans 24-hour endurance race in 1956.

First published August 24, 2016: 2:14 PM ET