During the 2016 Salon Retromobile Artcurial Motorcars will be offering a very rare 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti, which had illustrious drivers – including a World Champion.
Back in the 1950s one of the most important motorsport venues was the Mille Miglia race – it was there manufacturers brought their best works and tried to become legends alongside the drivers that made history. The 335 S is one of the Ferraris in the Pantheon of iconic Ferraris and was delivered with a single job and life purpose – stand up against the likes of Maserati or Mercedes-Benz to defend its houses’ honor in the legendary race. The model up for grabs bears the chassis number 0674, being produced during the early days of 1957 – it was bodied in the workshop of Scaglietti as a Barchetta and was originally featuring the four-cam, double ignition and four-choke carburetor 3.8-liter V12 Tipo 140 engine, acting as a Ferrari factory car.
It participated in the Sebring 12 Hours in 1957, and afterwards was passed to Wolfgang von Trips for the Mille Miglia event – where under grueling conditions managed the second spot. Following this race the engine jumped from 3.8-liter to 4.1-liter and also got better braking capabilities – all the modifications paid off later on when the Prancing Horse took home the Constructors’ World Championship title. Its last race – after also being driven by Stirling Moss – was on December 7, 1958, and Artcurial believes the model will fetch anywhere between $30 and $34 million – making it one of the candidates for the most expensive auctioned car in the world.