1957 Ferrari could become most expensive car ever

A 1957 Ferrari sportscar could become the most expensive car ever auctioned next month.

The Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti will be featured at the Artcurial Motorcars' Salon Retromobile sale in Paris in early February, and it will have a pre-auction price estimate of up to $34 million, but it is expected to go for a lot more than that. 

Ferrari produced just four of those cars in total between 1957 and 1958.

Among the drivers who took to the wheel of the car are Stirling Moss, Maurice Trintignant, Peter Collins, Wolfgang von Trips, Mike Hawthorn and Luigi Musso.

The car took part in the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1957 with Collins and Trintignant at the wheel, finishing in sixth place. 

Von Trips finished second with the car in the Mille Miglia that year.

The car was bought by car collector Pierre Bardinon in 1970 and it has belonged to him since then.

The current record for the most expensive car to be auctioned is held by a Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta, sold for over $38m in 2014.

 

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