Did Messi Really Buy That $35.7 Million Ferrari? Here's Your Answer (Probably)

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Let's put those rumors to rest, shall we?

Last week we learned that a certain 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti was sold at the Paris Retromobile auction to none other than international soccer star (ok, football for everyone else who's not American) Lionel Messi. His supposed winning bid? A record $35.7 million. Hey, the car was raced by Sir Stirling Moss at the 1958 Cuban Grand Prix, which he won. In other words, the car has some major motorsport history credentials. Not to mention it's ridiculously gorgeous.

At the time of the auction, the buyer remained anonymous but reports quickly arose claiming it was in fact Messi and that he even outbid Cristiano Ronaldo. Apparently it's all bullshit, so hints Messi himself. Yes, the Ferrari really was sold for that amount, but Messi has just shot down the rumor that he's the owner. He took to Instagram late last week with a single photo of him holding a toy model of Lightning McQueen from "Cars", with the caption "My new car." He Ferrari's real buyer is still choosing to remain anonymous.

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