Sunday, July 23, 2017

1957 Ferrari 335 Sport

The Ferrari 335 S is a sports racing car produced by Italian manufacturer Ferrari in 1957-8. Four cars were produced in total.

It had a V12 engine with a 4,023.32 cc (245.518 cu in) displacement and featured twin overhead camshafts, two valves per cylinder and six Weber 44 DCN carburettors giving a maximum power of 390 horsepower at 7400 rpm. Top speed was around 300 kmh (190 mph)
The 335 S has a dark history. When it raced at the 1957 Mille Miglia, a blown tire caused one of the cars to careen off the road and into a crowd of spectators. The driver, co-driver and 10 spectators were killed in the crash.
Grizzly association or not, the 335 S is one of the most valuable cars in the world. In 2016, a 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti sold for €32.1 million. Valued between $30 to $34 million, the 335 S sold for $35,711,359, narrowly missing the record $38 million a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta brought.