A 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider is estimated to fetch more than $30 million at an auction.
The car left the factory in 1957 and was fitted with a body made by Scaglietti. At that time, the Ferrari included a 3.8-liter V12 Tipo 140 engine (315 S) and produced about 360 horsepower.
In March 1957, the car was driven by Maurice Trintignant and Peter Collins in the Sebring 12 Hours, where it finished sixth.
After the race, the car returned to the factory and was upgraded to 335 S spec. The engine was upgraded to 4.1 liters and it produced nearly 400 horsepower, enabling it to reach speeds of up to 300 kilometers per hour (186 miles per hour).
In May 1957, the car was driven by Wolfgang von Trips in the Mille Miglia and finished at second place. Mike Hawthorn, the world F1 champion in 1958, also drove the car in the 24 Heures du Mans, setting the first lap record in the history of the event of over 200 kilometers per hour (124 miles per hour).
The car has appeared in many other prestigious car races including the Venezuela Grand Prix and Swedish Grand Prix in 1957.
In January 1958, the car was sold to a New York-based Ferrari importer named Luigi Chinetti. In 1970, the car was brought to France where it was sold to Ferrari collector Pierre Bardinon. Bardinon's is one of the most notable Ferrari collections in the world.
Since then the car has been a part of the Bardinon Ferrari collection, where it received regular maintenance.
The car will now go on an auction in Paris on Feb. 5, where it is expected to fetch millions of dollars.
"Following the sale of the Baillon Collection and the world record for a car sold at auction this year with the Ferrari 250 California Spider (sold for 16,3 M€ / 18,5 M$), in its Retromobile sale, Artcurial Motorcars will present in the 2016 official Salon Retromobile sale, one of the most iconic cars in the history of motor racing : the 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti, chassis 0674 from the Pierre Bardinon collection," says Artcurial.
The auction house estimates that the car may sell for $30 million to $34 million. The estimated auction value of the Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti is very high but it will not be the highest price paid for a car in an auction.
In 2014, a Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa was sold for about $40 million and a 250 GTO fetched $38 million. In 2013, Fangio's Mercedes W196 Silver Arrow was sold for around $30 million.
However, if the car is sold at more than $30 million then it will become one of the handful cars to be sold for over $20 million. The auction house suggests that the car may even fetch more than the estimated value.