One of the best soccer players in the world may have just purchased the most expensive Ferrari ever sold at auction. It is rumored that FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi was the winning bidder for the 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti.
Last week a 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti set the record for the highest price sold at auction in history as it fetched $35,711,359. The Ferrari 335 Scaglietti was one of four purpose built race cars from Ferrari with a strong racing history.
Chassis # 0674 was first driven by Peter Collins and Maurice Trintignant in the 1957 Sebring 12 Hours, then by Wolfgang von Trips in the Mille Miglia in May of that year, where it finished in second place. Mike Hawthorn drove the car in the 24 of Le Mans setting the first lap record in the history of the event of over 200km/h. It was raced in the Swedish Grand Prix and Venezuela Grand Prix in 1957, as well as the Cuba Grand Prix, which it won at the hands of racing legend Sir Stirling Moss in 1958.