Lionel Messi Reportedly Outbids Cristiano Ronaldo for World's Most Expensive Car

Tom WebbUK Staff WriterFebruary 8, 2016

A photo shows a 1957 Ferrari 335S Spider Scaglietti car valued at more than 32 millions of euros on February 2, 2016 in Paris, ahead of a sports car auction scheduled on February 5.  / AFP / JACQUES DEMARTHON        (Photo credit should read JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images)
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The rivalry between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo appears to have spread to the motoring world, where the Argentinian has reportedly outbid his Real Madrid counterpart for the world's most expensive car.

That's according to Alessandro Proto (via Sport), whose Proto Organisation sold the 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti for around €32 million in Paris. The car was driven in the 1958 Cuban Grand Prix by British driver Stirling Moss.

The buyer has so far remained anonymous, and sources close to Messi have denied his involvement, but a press release from the Italian company claims otherwise.

[h/t Sport]