Ferrari 335S Spider Scaglietti sells for US$35.7 million

Feb 06, 2016 680

by Mike Hanlon

A Ferrari 335S Spider Scaglietti sold for US$35.7 million (€32,075,200) at Artcurial's Retromobile auction in Paris on 5 February. The car narrowly failed to break the world record of $38.115 million set by a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO in August, 2014, but eclipsed the $29.605 million fetched by Juan Manuel Fangio's 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 Silver Arrow in July, 2013, becoming the second most valuable car ever sold at auction.

There is however, a catch, because depending on the currency used, the sale price is indeed a world record for a motor car at auction. The final price to the buyer of €32.1 million is a world record price for a car in Euros as the Ferrari 250 GTO's record price of $38.115 million (set in USD at Monterey Car Week in August, 2014) converts to €28.5 million. More on the currency exchange conundrum at the bottom of the article.

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