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In 2016 Artcurial Motorcars achieved the highest price, in euros and sterling, for a car sold at auction, with
another iconic race car from the Bardinon Collection: the 1957 Ferrari 335 S Scaglietti, which sold for
€32,075,200 £24,693,782 $35,711,359 including premium.
During the second half of the 20th century, Pierre Bardinon assembled an unrivalled collection of racing cars,
and by the end of the 1960s he focused entirely on Ferrari, and in particular, competition cars with the most
successful racing history. He acquired some 50 factory cars including 4 of the 9 Le Mans winners and
designed his own private race circuit at Mas du Clos to showcase his collection and keep the cars alive.
The Ferrari works team has won the Le Mans 24 Hour Race outright just 8 times, and this car, chassis 0816,
was the last car to do so in 1964. The mid-1960s was one of the most exciting periods in Le Mans history.
Racing as no. 20, the Prototype 275P works car was driven to victory by Jean Guichet and Nino Vaccarella.
In a very consistent race, the car covered 4695km at an astonishing average speed of 196,638km/h. It was
the 8th and final win for the factory team at Le Mans.
Following Le Mans, the car was sold and taken to the US where it was raced successfully at key events over
the next five years. The car competed in the Road America 500 three times, where it finished 22nd in 1965,
9th in 1966 and 10th in 1967. It also took part in the Sebring 12 Hours in March 1965, finishing 23rd.
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