A record-breaking roadster is looking to make its mark in the history books once more.
This 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti will be available at auction via Artcurial Motorcars’ Salon Retromobile sale in Paris, February 5 and 6. It’s considered one of the most expensive Ferraris in existence; it’s been the model of choice for some of the era’s best drivers, too.
A Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta, that took second place in the 1962 Tour de France, fetched the highest price for any car at auction: $38,115,000 at a Bonhams auction during Monterey Car Week in 2014. The Scaglietti has a realistic shot of surpassing that mark.
Artcurial’s automobile comes from the collection of Pierre Bardinon, who’s fabled Ferrari collection is legendary to collectors. Before his death he amassed 50 iconic Ferraris, including four that came in first at the 24 Hours of Le Mans throughout the years.
Though it hasn’t raced competitively since the 50’s, it’s been kept in race-ready condition. That’s certainly added value to the pre-auction estimate of the car, a conservative $34 million.
Artcurial will be bringing 130 cars to auction, including a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta estimated to for about $13.2 million.