It is official! The most expensive car ever sold at an auction is the magnificent Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti from 1957. The machine, with sport history one could only dream about, had massive appeal in the car community, yet, it seems that soccer players were the ones most interested in purchasing this unique Ferrari. As it turns out, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were the highest bidders, with the car finally going to Messi who offered the highest bid.
The final price for the car was $35,711,359, yet, it still remains undisclosed whether it really is Messi who bought it. What we do know is that the magnificent 335 Sport Scaglietti is a racing machine which was the first car in the world to have an average speed at the 24 Hours of LeMans of more than 124 mph. People like Stirling Moss and Mike Hawthorn drove it back in time, and after the end of its racing career Pennsylvanian architect Robert N. Dusek bought the car in 1960. The next owner was Pierre Bardinon (noteworthy Ferrari race car collector) and the newest owner is allegedly the famous soccer player.
The car is one of only four ever produced with a V12 engine inside developing massive 390hp. This kind of power was really unusual for the four-liter engine of the day. It granted the small Ferrari with the top speed of 190mph and unlocked the potential of the true racing legend. Although the 335 Sport Scaglietti did not win a lot of high-grade races, it was a perfect counterpart to all other British or German machines. And now, after all these years, the name Ferrari is the strongest in the business, thus the outrageous price.