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Saturday, August 13, 2016

The world's most expensive antique car

For the supercar lovers, an auction arena might be time to get the highly anticipated the old and antique models or even get a unique supercar. Reportedly, one of the most expensive cars was sold in the auction arena.
1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti which sold for a world record £24.7 million. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1d6X1D)
As reported by NBC News on Saturday, February 6, 2016, Artcurial Motorcars auction sells a 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti, who had raced at Le Mans for €32 million, or a range of Rp.486 billions. But unfortunately the buyer cannot use the vehicle on the roads as it was designed purely for racing.
German driver Wolfgang von Trips at the Futa Pass in the Ferrari 355S during the Mille Miglia, Brescia, May 11, 1957. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1d6X1D)
In a press release, the company said, the price set a world record for an auctioned car. But in 2014, Bonhams sells 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta in the auction event at Pebble Beach, California for $28.5 million euro, or around Rp.433 billions. In that time, the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta become the most expensive car. But, now occupied the second place on the list of the world's most expensive auctioned cars.
The legendary car was capable of doing a staggering 186mph back in the 1950s. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1d6X1D)
1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti itself described as an "outstanding" car for a matter of speed. With its V12 engine, the 335S had maximum power of 390 hp at 7,400 rpm and could reach maximum speeds of around 186 mph.
It finished second in the 1957 Mille Miglia and then became the first car to average 200kph (124mph) on a lap of the Le Mans circuit. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1d6X1D)
In fact, this car once won the Grand Prix of Cuba in 1958 and second place in the Mille Miglia 1957, where an accident happened and killed several spectators. Only four Ferrari 335 S Spider Scagliettis were ever produced, and this one has been owned by a Ferrari collector named Pierre Bardinon, since 1970. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | TELEGRAPH | NBC NEWS]
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