A 1957 Ferrari 335S Spider when raced by Sir Stirling Moss brought $35.8 million at the Artcurial auction within Retromobile event in France, which makes it the second-most-expensive car ever before to sell at auction. Which, if you’re measuring in bucks.
The Retromobile vehicle sold for 32.075 million euros, which means $35.8 million. The most-expensive automobile to offer at auction ended up being a 1962/63 Ferrari 250GTO sold by Bonhams in the 2014 Quail auction in Ca, which netted $38, 115, 000. But if you consider that Ca sale based on the then-current trade price, it had been just 28.5 million euros. (The dollar has actually valued resistant to the Euro since that time.)
This 1957 Ferrari 335S Spider took the checkered banner on 1958 Cuba Grand Prix, with Moss in the wheel. This car’s various other notable competition motorists feature Peter Collins, Wolfgang von Trips, Mike Hawthorn, Masten Gregory, and Luigi Musso. It is not the first automobile with Stirling Moss provenance to flirt aided by the “most high priced” subject. In 2012, a Ferrari 250GTO marketed for $35 million in an exclusive sale, with what was then regarded as being the highest cost ever paid for an automobile. That car had been designed for Moss, but an accident prevented him from racing it; it had been driven instead by Innes Ireland and Masten Gregory within the 1962 24 Hours of Le Mans. Now, a 1956 Ferrari 290MM driven by Juan Manuel Fangio brought $28.05 million at an RM auction in New York City in December.