Going to a car dealership can be a trying experience. You test-drive a few models in your price range, haggle with the salesman over the price and finally settle on a four door compact because it's a "good value," all the while ogling the flashy red BMW in the showroom.
Now step out of reality for a moment. Price is no longer an issue, you're rolling in dough and high-end car dealers are coming to you, begging you to buy their latest model. Welcome to the world of the exclusive car owner. Feels good, doesn't it? Well, that's what it must have been like for the owners of the cars that made it on our list of the 10 most exclusive cars ever sold.
For our showcase, we focused only on cars produced during the last 10 to 15 years, and didn't include concept cars, one-offs or customized cars. So although works of art like Pininfarina's Ferrari P4/5 and the 1936 Bugatti Atlantic are certainly exclusive, you won't find them on this list. What you will find is a car with a glass engine hood, another with a land speed record and one that comes inscribed -- not with a serial number -- but with a unique poetic verse.
Through price, limited-production runs or strict ownership requirements, these are rare beauties you definitely won't be test-driving at your local car dealership.