Rare 1957 Ferrari 335 S Expected To Fetch Over $30 Million At Paris Auction

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An extremely rare 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spyder Scaglietti is expected to fetch over $30 million at the Artcurial Motorcars 2016 Salon Retromobile in Paris in February.

The 335 S in question is chassis number 0674, and was originally fitted with Ferrari's four-cam 3.8-liter V12 Tipo 140 engine. The car competed in the Sebring 12 hours after which it competed in the 1957 Mille Miglia where it finished second with German racing driver Wolfgang von Trips at the wheel.

The engine was then expanded to 4.1-litres which pumped out 400hp and was entered at the Le Mans 24 Hours where on the 30th lap it broke the average lap speed record by recording 203.015 km/h (126.147km/h) becoming the first car to ever lap the circuit at over 120mph (193km/h).

After this the car was fitted with the 335 S Tipo 141 engine by the factory before it was sold to Luigi Chinetti, the Ferrari importer from New York.

The 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spyder Scaglietti is expected to fetch $30 and $34 million though there is a chance that it could challenge the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO's world record price of over $38 million.

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Story first published: Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 15:52 [IST]
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