Iconic Ferrari sells for world record price

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The legendary Ferrari 335.

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. 

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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.

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