With only four copies made, the Ferrari 335 Spider Scaglietti promises to be the star of the new edition of the classic automobile salon in Paris. This Ferrari, who was winner of three grands prix in 1957, has a starting price of between 28 and 32 million euros.
Ferrari 335 Spider Scaglietti allowed the Italian team win the constructors’ title in 1957, after reaching the podium at the Grand Awards Cuba, Venezuela and Sweden. It is a reference in its category. Named after the designer of the body, the Italian Scaglietti, and in 1957 performed the fastest lap in the Le Mans circuit, reaching 200 kilometers per hour, which allowed him to overtake Maserati and Jaguar.
His story, however, is also marked by tragedy. In the 1957 edition of the rally’s most popular races of Italy, the Mille Miglia (1,600 kilometers non-stop), the Ferrari Scaglietti led by Spanish driver Alfonso de Portago went off the road and rolled viewers who occupied the left flank of the road. The accident pilots nine members of the public (including five children) died. That was the last edition of the race.
“A work of art”
Since 1959 the Ferrari Scaglietti occupied a place in the garages of the most famous collectors around the world, such as Italian-American Luigi Chinetti or French Pierre Bardinon, historical collector cars of Maranello house. Thus, in the eighties the Ferrari Scaglietti returned home in Modena, for restoration; is now in excellent condition, reveals the auction house Artcurial.
“Be a work of art or the Queen of speed, this car represents the quintessence of perfection: beauty, success in racing, history and authenticity,” said Matthieu Lamoure, CEO of auction house Artcurial Motorcars. Drivers like Peter Collins, Maurice Trintignant, Wolfgang von Trips, Mike Hawthorn, Luigi Musso, Masten Gregory and Stirling Moss were responsible for driving this historic sports car. Moss, was runner-up in Formula 1 in four consecutive times from 1955 to 1958.