4 Record-breaking car sales

$10 million for a car? Sure, for a '31 Bugatti Royale. Boutique vintage car auction firms are posting astronomical sales.

Buyer's Fees: 10%

Seller's Fees: 10% on first $100,000; decreases from there

Record Sale (1987): $9.8 million for '31 Bugatti Royale (pictured)

Pro: Buttoned-up service and ethics

Con: Since the department is among Christie's smallest, it has to compete for corporate resources with other larger businesses

For Sale Dates: christies.com

Mormon Meteor

Ferrari Testa Rossa

Bugatti Royale

Mercedes SSK Roadster
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