The hype around non-exchangeable tokens has now not only reached the art, music and fashion world, but also car enthusiasts. There, images of real cars are traded as car NFTs for prices for which one could sometimes buy multiple copies of the model in question – all for unique values on the blockchain that, unlike Bitcoin, are not divisible. The crypto crash of the past has once again underlined how quickly yesterday’s money makers can lose massive value or become worthless almost overnight. (Read also: NFT – everything you need to know about the crypto hype)
These are the most expensive automotive NFTs
British car rental company Vanarama has investigated which car NFTs have changed hands for the most money. The currently most expensive NFT related to the car world is even for sale. It is the simple 2D image “Car Man Logo” from the Morabira Logo Designs NFT Collection. It is currently being offered for 5,000 Ethereum coins (currently about 9.1 million euros) on the OpenSea auction platform until September 16, 2022.
It’s doubtful the nondescript logo will actually find a buyer at this price point. However, according to Vanarama, the 3D rendering of a powerful Nissan GT-R sports car in purple neon optics was paid for. According to the information, the costs are about 1.9 million pounds (2.3 million euros). According to experts, the real Nissan model costs about 125,000 euros. In the world of automotive NFTs, the price for a token for the DeLorean DMC-12 was also significantly more expensive than the “original”. (Also interesting: this curious typo is costing NFT sellers almost a quarter of a million euros)
DeLorean DMC-12: Auto-NFT three times more expensive than the car itself
According to the car rental company, the cult car from “Back to the Future” is currently changing hands for an average of almost 50,000 euros. One interested party paid more than three times as much for an NFT of the gull-wing car. This was all the more remarkable, according to the article, given that the buyer did not acquire ownership of the Auto-NFT. The copyright remained with the creator. So he can change the token if he wants to.