You could buy this or 30 LaFerraris. Your call.
At the Artcurial Motorcars Salon Retromobile sale in early February, one very special car has the potential to make history. The auction will feature a 1957 Ferrari 355 S Spider Scaglietti. The car is expected to sell between $30 and $34 million. This puts it “just” a few million away from the all-time most expensive car ever sold at auction, a Ferrari 250 GTO that sold for a whopping $38 million. This particular car began life as a 315 S that featured a 3.8-liter V12 engine that helped it compete in the Sebring 12 Hours. This engine was eventually replaced.
The car was later transformed with a larger 4.1-liter V12 with 400 horsepower. After the engine upgrade, the car competed in the Le Mans 24 Hours with drivers Mike Hawthorn and Luigi Musso at the wheel.The car was forced to retire from the race, but not before the 355 S set a record as the first car to ever lap Le Mans with an average speed over 120 mph. This car features a long racing pedigree that includes several famous race car drivers sitting behind the wheel. This includes the legendary Sir Stirling Moss who once raced this particular car (unfortunately not winning). This Ferrari obviously has some serious credentials as a collector’s item, and we can’t wait to see what it sells for.