THE Paris Retromobile fair in Paris, France on February 5, was the place to be if you were in the market for a 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti, oh, and happened to have a spare €32 million in your pocket.
One of the most iconic racing cars in the history of the sport went on sale at a Paris auction this month, and was rumoured to have been snapped up by an American property developer for a staggering $35.7 million (€32m), setting a new world record for a racing car, and he cannot even drive it on a road.
Sources say Brian Ross, owner of Ross Development in Ohio, is now the proud owner of a major piece of history. This is the iconic car in which Stirling Moss won the Cuba Grand Prix in 1958.
and Peter Collins, with his French partner Maurice Trintignant, took the chequered flag in the 1957 Sebring 12 Hours.
It was also runner-up in the Mille Miglia that May, driven by racing great Wolfgang von Trips. The legendary 335 in the trademark Ferrari red, was capable of an eye-watering 186mph. It boasts a V12 engine and a maximum power of 390 hp at 7400 rpm.
The new world record price eclipses the previous record for a racing car, which was a 1953 Mercedes W196 racing car driven by Juan Manuel Fangio, which sold for £17.5m (€22.5m) in 2013.