The Ferrari is expected to sell starting from estimated $34 million and above in the Retromobile Classic Car show in Paris running from February 3rd to 7th. It is most likely smashing the record for the most expensive car ever sold at auction being the last of its kind ever made and has never been auctioned.
“It is both a work of art and the queen of speed and represents the elixir of the exceptional: beauty, rarity, racing success, history, authenticity and provenance.” said Matthieu Lamoure, managing director of auction house Artcurial.
The supercar was driven to victory by British Formula 1 champion Stirling Moss, at the Cuba Grand Prix in 1958. In 1957, the car set the first 200 km/h-plus lap record at 24 Hours of Le Mans, known as the grand prix of endurance and efficiency.
The current record for most expensive car sold at auction is held by the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta, which sold for $38 million in 2014, in California.
The Ferraris have every since formed their brand for luxury and sophistication