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The 10 Most Expensive Cars in America

7. Mulsanne
> Fair purchase price: $310,125
> Trim: Sedan 4D

Each individual Bentley Mulsanne takes 12 weeks to make and costs $310,125. The British company manufactures just about 1,000 Mulsannes, its flagship automobile, every year. The Mulsanne gets 11 mpg in the city and 16 on the highway, tying the Ferrari FF as the least fuel-efficient car in its size class. Bentley, which primarily designs, develops, and manufactures luxury cars, is owned by German automaker Volkswagen. The cars, however, are made almost entirely by hand in Crewe, England, by a team of 3,600 workers.

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6. Ghost
> Fair purchase price: $324,000
> Trim: Series II Extended Sedan 4D

The first Rolls-Royce was sold in 1906 equipped with a 6-cylinder engine and the nameplate Silver Ghost. Named in homage to the first car the company sold, the Rolls-Royce Ghost sells for $324,000. Aside from the name, however, the 2015 Ghost has little in common with its over century old ancestor. Today, a Ghost comes with a 12-cylinder engine, massaging seats, an infrared night vision camera, and lambswool floor mats.

The British automaker’s sales have been climbing in recent years. Rolls-Royce sold 4,063 vehicles worldwide in 2014, more than four times the number of cars it sold in 2009. The Ghost was a primary driver for the company’s increasing sales.

5. F12berlinetta
> Fair purchase price: $327,445
> Trim: Coupe 2D

Selling for $327,445, the Ferrari F12berlinetta is one of the most expensive cars on the American market. While Ferrari does not release production numbers for specific models, according to Fortune, Ferrari produced around 1,000 F12berlinettas in 2014. Following a change in the company’s top management, new CEO Sergio Marchionne planned to increase production of the F12berlinetta last year. Now, more customers can buy the sports car, which has a top speed of 211 mph and accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds. The F12berlinetta also gets a reported 12 mpg in the city and 16 on the highway.

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4. Phantom
> Fair purchase price: $485,275
> Trim: Extended Wheelbase Sedan 4D

High-end luxury automaker Rolls-Royce produces three of the 10 most expensive cars on the U.S. market, including the Wraith and the Ghost. It is the Phantom, however, that has a nearly half a million dollar price tag. While some of the very expensive cars are newer models, the Phantom has been the signature Rolls-Royce vehicle since the 1920s. As is the case with many of the cars on this list, Rolls-Royce emphasizes that each Phantom can be custom built for a client’s preference, with dozens of interior and exterior design choices, down to the colors of the knobs on the control panel.

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