Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta

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2015-06-26 10:57:26

The Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta is a classic car built by the Italian manufacturer Ferrari and designed by automobile designer Pinin Farina.

 

Style and specifications

Only ten examples were built between 1954 and 1955, each slightly different. The car featured technical specifications such as:

  • 340 hp
  • a 4,522 cc SOHC V-12 engine
  • three Weber 42 mm DCZ/3 carburettors
  • four-speed manual transmission
  • independent front suspension by double wishbone and coil springs
  • rear live axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs and trailing arms
  • four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.

Many design features that would appear on later Ferraris made their debut on the Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta. These included front fender vents and a lower grille with a flatter top, rear window louvers and headlights without bezels, which were continued on other models.

Notable sales

In 2010 RM Auctions sold the 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta 0416AM at their Sports & Classics of Monterey auction.

The car was the fifth of only seven examples built with the 4.5-liter engine, and unique in a number of design features that differed from other examples in the series. It sold for a price of $4,620,000.

In 2011 RM Auctions sold another of the remaining examples, the 1955 Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta 0490AM.

This model was the last to be built by Pinin Farina, the last 375 MM ever built and reportedly the last Ferrari to carry the famed ‘Mille Miglia’ designation. It was sold at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Cernobbio, Italy for a price of €3,360,000.

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