1957 Ferrari 335 S is the direct descendant of 315 S series. This car is first launched in 1957 on Mille Miglia with Alfonso De Portago. He replaced Luigi Musso at that race. The car was on third place at that time. Ferrari brought this car in Le Mans 24 hour. It reaches the fastest lap at that time, at an average over 120 mph. This car also contributes to the Manufacturers’ World Championship, and also take the first place for Venezuelan 1000 km.
1957 Ferrari 335 S Specifications
Engine details: The 1957 Ferrari 335 S specs uses twelve cylinder engines. It also included the 290 S, 315 S, and also the 412 S. The 130 engine type is able to produce 320 horsepower. It is powerful enough to beat the Maserati 300 S. Yet, unfortunately, it is not strong enough to beat the Maserati 450 S, that is powered by 8-cylinder 4.5 liter engine, that is able to produce 400 horsepower.
The type of the engine is front wheels, longitudinal. The stroke is 77 x 72 mm. The compression ratio is 9.2 : 1, while the maximum power is 287 kW or producing 390 hp at 7400 rpm. The features are able to produce 97 hp for a liter. The valve actuation is twin overhead camshaft per bank. It is two valves per cylinder. The fuel feed is six Weber 44 DCN carburettors. The ignition is twin plugs, four coils.
1957 Ferrari 335 S Price
The price of 1957 Ferrari 335 S is only $1000 at first. Yet, to buy this series of car, you need to join an auction. It is estimated that it reaches more than $30 million for an item. That price is quite high, comparing to the items sold on its release date.
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The auction will estimate the car to reach price around $34 million. It is true, that the price very high, but this price will not be the highest price for a car in auctions. In 2014, for instance, they sell Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa for $40 million. They also sell 250 GTO with price $38 million. It is not only stop there, in 2013, Fangio’s Mercedes W196 Silver Arrow is sold around $30 million.
Those prices are stunning. The auction house even say that the price they offer is not as high as the real value of the cars. With a great history and its experience in some famous championship, those prices will be worth to pay. Feel the classic touch.