The current record holder for most expensive car ever sold at auction is a Ferrari 250 GTO which sold for $38,115,000 in 2014. This Ferrari 335 is up for auction in Paris on the 5th of February and it is predicted to hit at least $34 million (around R570 million).
To be specific it is a 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti with a rich background in racing. It’s first race was the Sebring 12 Hours where it eventually finished in 6th place before heading to the Mille Miglia where Wolfgang von Trips drove it to second place behind another Ferrari. After this particular race, the engine was enlarged to 4.1-litres back at Maranello and the car began competing again, setting a lap record at Le Mans with a driver pairing of Mike Hawthorn and Luigi Musso.
As you can see, this machines history is right up there with the best so I would not be surprised to see it become the world’s most expensive car.