Ferrari 375 MM Spider Fetches $9 Million at Monterey Auction

Wealthy classic car collectors are in for a real treat at Monterey this weekend, where RM Auctions is offering a lot of rare cars for sale.
1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spider 1 photo
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Even though the very rare 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder, estimated to sell between $14 and $17 million, has yet to cross the block, another Ferrari race car made it past the $9 million mark yesterday. The vehicle in question, a 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spider which won the SCCA National back in the day, was sold for $9,075,000.

Bodied by Pinin Farina, the Ferrari 375 MM is one of the earliest examples to sport the famous pontoon fender, later found on the 250 Testa Rossa, and takes its power from a 4.5-liter V12 engine with triple Weber carburetors and 340 HP. It also has independent front suspension with transverse leaf springs, live axle with parallel trailing arms and semi-elliptic leaf springs, tubular steel frame, and four-wheel drum brakes.

Not a daily driver, but a awesome and obviously valuable museum piece.
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