In December we highlighted the absolutely stunning 1957 Ferrari 335 Scaglietti that is to be sold at the Retromobile auction in Paris in early February. At the time the race-winning car was estimated to sell for $34 million, however now experts believe it will sell for even more.
The 335 Scaglietti is one of just four cars produced by Ferrari between 1957 and 1958 and is potentially the most notable example. It came in second in the 1957 Mille Miglia and was driven by numerous famous drivers including Stirling Moss, Peter Colins, Wolfgang Von Trips and many more.
Further adding to the car’s provenance is its inclusion in the legendary Pierre Bardinon Ferrari Collection – where it has lived since Bardinon purchased it in 1970. Enzo Ferrari was once asked why he didn’t have a collection of racecars at his factory in Maranello, to which he replied “I don’t have to, Bardinon’s done it for me.”
With estimates placing the car’s value at more than $38 million, the 335 Scaglietti is destined to become the most expensive car ever sold at auction. The previous record holder was a Ferrari 250 GTO, which sold for $38 million at an RM Auctions sale in 2014.