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The 5 Most Expensive Yellow Cars for Sale on Autotrader

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author photo by Doug DeMuro January 2017

Generally speaking, most high-end luxury and exotic automobiles -- cars that sell for some number that could, in much of the country, buy you a home -- come in muted colors. They're usually black, or silver, or white, or gray, because these colors are inoffensive, and they will appeal to the largest possible number of human when it's time for resale.

Not these cars.

The five cars shown below are the single most expensive yellow cars currently for sale on Autotrader -- each with an asking price of over $300,000. Yellow is certainly an acquired taste, and these cars demand that you acquire it before handing over an enormous amount of money -- money that's going to buy a car that will be the subject of countless "school bus" jokes from your friends with normal-colored cars. I'll leave you to judge whether they're worth it.

2004 Porsche Carrera GT

1. 2004 Porsche Carrera GT -- $789,777

It's not every day that the greatest car ever made is offered for sale. But here it is: a Porsche Carrera GT, finished in Fayence Yellow -- one of only around 40 ever imported to the United States. Offered by Empire Exotic Motors in Addison, Texas, near Dallas, this Carrera GT has covered just 6,011 miles in its 13-year life. Although that wouldn't normally be enough to help a Carrera GT into $700,000-plus territory, this situation is a bit different: Carrera GT models in unusual colors like red or yellow are highly sought-after -- a primary factor in driving up this one's value dramatically.

2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale A

2. 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale A -- $749,900

The recently released Ferrari 458 Speciale A was only offered to a handful of loyal Ferrari customers -- and that's why it's so expensive. It's also why it's so yellow, as Ferrari's midengine exotics tend to be painted flashier colors than the brand's larger, more understated vehicles, like the F12 Berlinetta and FF hatchback. If you weren't among the original group of customers to get a 458 Speciale A, you can get this one in almost-new condition from Ferrari Fort Lauderdale. It's traveled just 436 miles, though it's offered with a $749,900 asking price.

2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta

3. 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta -- $529,952

Likely the most unusual car on this list is this 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta, offered for $529,952 by Continental Auto Sports -- one of the factory-authorized Ferrari dealerships in the Chicago area. Not only is the Barchetta an ultra-limited production vehicle, with just 448 units sold in the entire world, but it's especially rare in yellow since, as mentioned above, larger Ferrari models tend to come in understated colors. This 550 Barchetta is pricey -- but if you want yellow, it's probably just about the only one you'll find.

2014 Lamborghini Aventador 50th Anniversary

4. 2014 Lamborghini Aventador 50th Anniversary -- $500,000

This 2014 Lamborghini Aventador 50th Anniversary has traveled just 7,100 miles in its short life -- and now it's offered by a private seller in Dallas for a whopping half million dollars. But this Aventador is the only car on this list that isn't surprising when it's painted yellow: Lamborghini models always tend to sport bizarre, unusual, eye-grabbing colors, and this one is no different. With that said, the price is steep -- but the 50th Anniversary model is no longer in production, so there aren't many available.

1993 Ferrari 512TR

5. 1993 Ferrari 512TR -- $349,995

Short of the ultra-rare 1995 Ferrari F512M, the 512TR -- only sold for a few years -- was the end of the line for the fabled Ferrari Testarossa. Any Testarossa model is especially rare in yellow, and this one is no exception -- especially with just 8,523 original miles. But its color, low mileage and a general increase in desirability for analog cars have driven up its price to an especially high figure: It's available from Ferrari of Fort Lauderdale for $349,995, which is likely more that it sold for new in 1993. But like the other cars on this list, there aren't too many other options for shoppers who want something this unique.

Doug DeMuro is an automotive journalist who has written for many online and magazine publications. He once owned a Nissan Cube and a Ferrari 360 Modena. At the same time.

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