Will This 1957 Ferrari Set A New Record For Most Expensive Car Ever Sold?

By on January 13, 2016 in ArticlesCelebrity Cars

Another amazing classic Ferrari now has a chance to break the record for the most expensive car ever sold at auction. A 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti is expected to fetch somewhere between $32 and $34 million at an auction in Paris. This particular car was driven by British World Champion Stirling Moss and could beat out the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, which set a record when it sold for $34.65 million at Monterey Car Week in 2014.

The Spider Scaglietti will be sold by the French auction house Artcurial Motors, and boasts the claim to fame that Stirling Moss drove it to victory at the 1958 Cuban Grand Prix. The car is a former Le Mans lap record holder and had a winning season in 1957. At that time it was common for races to be held on public roads with minimal safety concerns for drivers and spectators. A Ferrari 335 S Spider was mostly responsible for putting an end to legal road racing as it was known at that time when one of those cars crashed into a crowd, killing two drivers and nine spectators at the Mille Miglia in Italy.



As of now the expected price for the 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti is expected to fall just short of the record price of the Ferrari 250 GTO. But, anything can happen! Sometimes these classic Ferraris end up selling for more than expected, so this car certainly does have a decent chance of setting a new record. Artcurial's auction will feature other classic Ferraris such as a 1962 250 GT Berlinetta that was once owned by the King of Morocco and a 1963 250 GT short wheel base Berlinetta. This is also the place to get your hands on the only convertible Ferrari Testarossa that was ever made.

Artcurial Motorcars' managing director Matthieu Lamoure issued a statement describing the Spider Scaglietti as "Both a Work of Art and the Queen of Speed, this represents the elixir of the exceptional: beauty, rarity, racing success, history, authenticity and provenance!" The car features a 3.8 liter V12 Tipo engine capable of 400 horsepower and has belonged to Pierre Bardinon since 1970. This Ferrari can now be yours if you don't mind paying more than anyone ever has for a car in the history of mankind.

Articles Written by B. George Young
B. George Young is a freelance writer who was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from the University of Northern Arizona with a degree in humanities. George is an amateur DJ who spends lots of time watching sports. Follow him on Twitter.
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