1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spider by Pinin Farina
Offered by RM Auctions | Monaco | May 12, 2012
When new, the Ferrari 375 was the top dog among Ferraris with the 4.5-liter Lampredi V-12 making a potent 340 horsepower. It was also capable of a speeds in excess of 170 mph – insanity in 1953. This car was shipped new to Argentina where it quickly built a reputation for speed and success. It’s impressive competition history includes:
- 1954 Argentine Sports Car Championship – 1st (with Diaz Saenz Valiente)
- 1954 Turismo Carretera – 1st (with Valiente)
- 1955 Buenos Aires 1000 km – 2nd (with Cesar Rivero and Raul Najurieta)
- 1955 Argentina Sports Car Championship – 1st (with Najurieta)
- 1956 500 Miles of Argentina – 1st (with Najurieta)
The car suffered a few serious crashes in its lifetime, but it is a race car, and repairs from racing are kind of expected. The last serious accident was in 1957 and it’s racing career ended. An American V8 was then installed in the car and it was used on the street until it was eventually parked and forgotten.
Update: did not sell.