When it was announced a 1957 Ferrari 335 S was to be sold at Retromobile Paris, the news generated considerable buzz on the internet, mainly due to the car’s projected value of $30-40 million and its incredible racing pedigree. The legendary piece of Ferrari racing history lived up to the hype, not surprisingly, fetching $35.7 million at the sale this past week.
The 335 S sold at Retromobile was raced in the 12 Hours of Sebring, the 1,600 Km Mille Miglia, the 24 hours of Le Mans and won the Cuba Grand Prix with Masten Gregory and Stirling Moss at the wheel. It also contested several American races and was entered in the Venezuelan and Sweidsh Grand Prix before it joined the collection of well-known Ferrari enthusiast Pierre Bardinon.
The $35.7 million price tag the 335 S managed makes it one of the most expensive cars ever sold. In 2014, Bonhams sold a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO for $38 million in Carmel, California, however the 335 S is the most expensive car ever sold in Euros or Pounds Sterling.