This 1957 Ferrari 335S was sold for $34.9M, but yet does not make a record

There’s always something special about a Ferrari. More often than not, it’s the fact that Ferrari’s supercars are built to turn heads and offer instant adrenaline rushes. These cars never grow old and instead, are known to age gracefully. This is probably why a 1957 Ferrari 335S has become the most expensive car to ever be sold at an auction. Auction locations and currency exchange rates have also played a role in bringing the sale of this old Ferrari into the spotlight. The car was auctioned by Artcurial Motorcars for 32.075 million Euros, which is approximately $35.7 million! This is the highest amount paid for a car at an auction, in Euros.

If measured in dollars, the sale of this Ferrari 335S is the second most expensive ever, following the auction of a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta, sold by Bonham’s in 2014 for a whopping $38.1 million. At the time, the Berlinetta’s sale translated to 28.5 million Euros. This particular car is the chassis number 0674, raced by legends like Mike Hawthorne and Sir Stirling Moss. Besides several historic race finishes in its day, the 335S recorded the fastest lap at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The car has also been formally owned by Ferrari legends like Luigi Chinetti and was a part of the Bardinon Collection since the past 45 years.

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[ Via : Autoblog ]