Ferrari 375 MM Spider Is Looking For a New Owner

Coachbuilt in very limited numbers from 1953 to 1955, the 375 MM series of cars is regarded as one of Ferrari's most stellar creations. Only a dozen or so Pininfarina-bodied Spider variants were made and now there's one looking for a new, caring owner.
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Slated to go under the hammer at Mecum Auctions Monterey 2014 event in August, the Ferrari 375 MM Spider by Pininfarina we're talking about today is a fine example of the rare breed, wearing the 0362AM serial number. It weighs under 2,000 pounds (907 kilograms) thanks to its aluminum body over steel tube frame, it's powered by a 4.5-liter V12 derived from its F1 counterpart and it produces 340 horses.

This 1954 model was bought by Southern Californian construction magnate Anthony Parravano. To this day, the engine, gearbox and steering box show the same numbers as the ones figuring in the original data sheets of the car. The car has seen quite a bit of racing action and a few buffs, naturally, but every time that happened, the owner has made a money-no-object restoration job to retain its originality.

As a prime statement of its perfect working order and spectacular visual originality, 0362AM has won the best of show award at the 2013 Carmel Concours on the Avenue. Regrettably, Mecum Auctions hasn't provided an estimate of the 375 MM Spider about to go on the block in a month or so, but a similar vehicle adorned with pontoon front fenders has changed hands at auction last year for $9 million.

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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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