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    Saturday, February 6th, 2016
    The most expensive car ever sold at auction

    The most expensive car ever sold at auction

    There was a world record for a car sold at auction when a Ferrari Scaglietti made 32 million euro at Artcurial in Paris last night. An international bidder acquired the iconic 1957 Ferrari 335 S Scaglietti, from the Pierre Bardinon Collection.  It was sold with considerable theatricality.  The lights were dimmed, the room became silent, as the car, positioned in front of the podium, was brought in. Bidding began at 20 million euros and had reached 26 million within minutes as bidders on the telephone and in the room joined in battle.  It took another ten minutes before a bidder in the room triumphed over the only remaining telephone bidder.

    As the car left the managing director of Artcurial Motorcars Matthieu Lamoure declared:  “This exceptional Ferrari 335 S Scaglietti #0674 has achieved the highest auction price in international history, here in France, the home of the automobile, and in Paris, the world’s capital for collectors’ cars during the winter season”.

    (See post on for October 21, 2015)