You may have wondered whom the insanely rich person was that had enough cash on hand to buy the $35.7 million Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti that sold at Artcurial Paris over the weekend. We did too, and according to CNBC sources, it wasn’t a well-known billionaire or tech mogul, but the owner of an Ohio-based retail development firm.
Brian Ross, owner of Ross Development in Cortland, Ohio, paid the equivalent of $35.7 million for the rare race-bred Ferrari. He didn’t respond to a request for comment from CNBC, however his company’s website indicates he founded Ross Development in 1989 “to develop and manage commercial retail projects throughout the country.”
Ross’ rumored purchase of the 335 S makes him the owner of what is technically the most valuable car ever sold at auction. The only car to have sold for more is a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, which sold for $38 million in 2014, however that car is worth less than the 335 S is based on current day exchange rates.