FERRARIS, WHISKY & SHOES: The 15 Most Outrageous Luxury Purchases In March

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March was all about fast cars, lavish private jets, rare whisky, and historical memorabilia.

Two Guinness World Records were broken. Click through to see the 15 most wild luxury purchases of the past month.

A 110-pound chocolate egg sold for $11,200.

The world's most expensive chocolate egg

A 110-pound chocolate egg designed by London-based William Curley sold for nearly $11,200 at auction this month.

The handmade and decorated egg took seven 'artisan chocolatiers' three days to build.

The egg broke the Guinness World Record for the world's most expensive non-jeweled chocolate egg sold at auction, as part of 'World Record London' as a part of the tourism campaign leading up to the Olympics.

Orson Welles' personal typewriter sold for $33,400.

Pricey Orson Welles memorabilia

The typewriter Orson Welles used while writing 'Citizen Kane' sold for nearly $33,400 at auction this month.

'Orson' is signed on the typewriter, which dates from the '30s or '40s, in black marker. The typewriter also came with Welles' personal carrying case.

The starting bid was just $500, but the 17 total bidders drove up the price.

Marie Antoinette's shoes sold for $55,000 at auction.

A super expensive French artifact

At a French Revolution-era artifacts auction, a pair of shoes believed to have belonged to Marie Antoinette sold for $55,000.

The shoes are a size 36.5 (which was Marie Antoinette's true size) and are white silk mules decorated with tri-colour pleated ribbons from 1790.

The French people resented Marie Antoinette for her lavishness, so the price paid for these shoes is only fitting in her memory.

A rare bottle of whisky sold for $94,000.

Most expensive whisky ever sold at auction

In celebration of Glenfiddich's 125th anniversary, a rare bottle of Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve--only one of 11 produced--sold at auction for $94,000.

The whiskey was made in honour of the 110th birthday of Janet Sheed Roberts, granddaughter of Glenfiddich founder William Grant.

Bottles of Janet Sheed have continuously smashed records at auction since its release.

A Mercedes ML car sold for $660,000 in Kurdistan.

The most expensive car ever sold in Kurdistan

At the Erbil International Auto Show, a Mercedes ML sold for $660,000.

The car was the first of its type to be sold in Kurdistan and took home the prize of the most-expensive car ever sold in the country.

The show sold a total of $1 million worth of cars.

Justin Bieber's managers bought him a $100,000 electric car for his birthday.

A Lavish 18th Birthday Gift

Usher and Justin Bieber's other manager gave the pop sensation a $100,000 Karma Fisker for his 18th birthday earlier this month.

Think of the car as a very, very luxurious Chevy Volt.

Click here to check it out >

A rare 1931 Dracula movie poster sold for $143,400.

An extremely rare poster

A movie poster from the 1931 Dracula sold for $143,000 at auction.

The poster is for the Dracula movie starring Bela Lugosi and Helen Chandler.

The poster is only one of four remaining in existence today.

Kobe Bryant wrote a check to buy a $329,000 Ferrari at the dealership.

A very nice present for oneself

Kobe Bryant is choosing to deal with his divorce from his wife, Vanessa, by buying himself really expensive toys.

Bryant walked into a dealership this month and wrote a check for $329,000 to buy a Ferrari 458 Italia.

While that may seem like a lot of cash to dish out at once, keep in mind Forbes has Bryant making about $53 million a year (that's including endorsements), so the $329,000 is only 0.6 per cent of his salary or 22 minutes of on-court playing time.

Pancho Villa's last saddle auctioned for $718,000.

A really expensive bit of horseback-riding gear

The saddle of José Doroteo Arango Arámbula, more commonly known as Pancho Villa, sold for $718,000 at auction.

The saddle was personally made for Pancho Villa in 1923, just a few months prior to his assignation.

Pancho Villa was a revolutionary figure for Mexico, and known as a 'Robinhood' figure who rode around enforcing his rules. He played a major role in shaping Mexico as a nation.

Paul Henderson's Canadian hockey jersey sold for $1.275 million (officially).

The most expensive hockey jersey ever sold

The hockey jersey that Canadian hockey player Paul Henderson wore when scoring the winning goal of the 1972 Summit Series against the Soviets, sold for $1.275 million at auction.

The auction took place two years ago but it was only this month that the Guinness Book of World Records declared the jersey the most expensive hockey jersey ever sold.

Marc Juteau, president of Classic Auctions, told The Winning Free Press that he believes the jersey is the most expensive ever auctioned off for any sport.

A 1912 Oldsmobile Limited sold for $3.3 million.

The most expensive Oldsmobile ever sold

A restored 1912 Oldsmobile Limited sold for $3.3 million at auction this month, making it the most expensive (now-defunct) Oldsmobile ever sold.

For its time, this model was high-end luxury, featuring a 140-inch wheelbase and a 60-horsepower 707ci six cylinder engine. And it cost a whopping $6,300, compared to the high-end Model T, which cost at the most $900. Only 140 of the exclusive car were produced.

The car was a Pebble Beach Classic winner and the only known 1912 Oldsmobile Limited still in existence.

A Porsche race car sold for $4.4 million.

The most expensive Porsche ever sold

A 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am sold for $4.4 million in Florida earlier this month, making it the most expensive Porsche ever sold.

The car travels up to 240 miles per hour, and is just one of four built by Porsche. The model, which is considered too-fast for racing, was featured in the 1971 Steve McQueen film Le Mans.

A soda fountain from the 1893 World's Fair went for $4.5 million.

A special one-of-a-kind soda fountain

An anonymous bidder purchased a soda fountain, which dates from the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, for $4.5 million during a Coca Cola memorabilia auction late this month.

The fountain is a 'one-of-a-kind,' featuring marble and alabaster, and includes leaded-glass lamps that work as soda dispensers.

The fountain sold way over its estimate of $75,000-$125,000.

An Asian retailer bought a Hublot watch for $5 million.

Hublot's most expensive watch ever

A watch worth $5 million from LVMH-owned watchmaker Hublot was purchased by an Asian retailer this month. The piece ties for the second-most expensive watch ever sold.

The watch is white gold and encrusted with 1,282 diamonds weighing more than 100 carats.

The watch took 14 months to manufacture because each diamond was carved to match the setting.

A businessman bought a $71 million private jet from Boeing.

An absurdly expensive second private jet

An anonymous American businessman purchased Boeing's new $71 million 737-700 jet. There's no official word on the amount the businessman paid for it, but we knew the cost of the jet.

The plane features a private stateroom, state-of-the-art technology, can fit 19 passengers, and can fly non-stop for 12 hours.

And while we don't know who the businessman is, we do know it's the second jet he's purchased.

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