Ferrari 375 MM Spider 1The Ferrari 375 MM Pinin Farina Spider, originally built in small numbers for long-distance race in the fifties, is now a real gems from the early days of the brand: The two-seater with a V12 engine, 340 hp and drum brakes all round currently represents a value of around eight million €. Ferrari dealers Helmut Eberlein Kassel drops from the number so the way: Roughly eight million euros was worth the 4.19-meter-long Ferrari 375 MM Pinin Farina Spider lodged by a customer for the ride report. Only eight of the past eleven copies have survived since 1953, with the particular history of the illustrated copy of which contributes to a dizzying rate.



The two-seater was designed with its very long bonnet and customer model for the Sports Car Championship. Back in the fifties, only the well-heeled privateers afford the car. Main application – the acronym for MM Mille Miglia gives it away – the then-popular long-distance races.

Ferrari 375 MM Spider in the Carrera Panamericana
Writes in the annals of racing history, not the Ferrari 375 MM Pinin Farina Spider but with the legendary Italian 1,000 miles, but no less mythical in the Carrera Panamericana. When the engineers on 12 Begin work on August 0376AM number, they can not foresee what will be demanded of all the car. Sometime in the winter of 1953-54, the sports car leaves the factory and the old continent. A certain Erwin Goldschmidt Stanford / Connecticut has ordered him to the U.S. importer and racing driver Luigi Chinetti.

The first few months does the Ferrari 375 MM Pinin Farina Spider on to circuit racing, hill climbing on the east coast, to be subsequently purchased on the New York Motor Show on stand by oil magnate James Chinettis Shakespeare. This has big plans: Together with Chinetti as a driver he starts on the 19th November 1954 with starting number 24 in the Carrera Panamericana. 3069.8 km in eight stages, spread over five days elapse, before the Ferrari team. A real acid test for man and material, under the Mexican sun.Ferrari 375 MM Spider 2More than 3,000 kilometers in 20 hours
After a total of 20 hours, four minutes and 50 seconds of actual driving time 0376AM reached the finish in sixth and fourth place overall in the sports cars above 1.5 liters. Goldschmidt owner gets way on this day in the sister model Ferrari 375 Plus the day’s victory.

While for Luigi Chinetti’s the conclusion of his racing career at the same time, the 375 MM is far from retired. With Shakespeare at the wheel, he moves on from race to race to the Bahamas Speed ​​Weeks and the twelve hours of Sebring. Only when the car in 1968 will be sold to the California collector Edwin K. Niles, ending the career of the 375 active MM The original engine is missing now.

After several changes of ownership in 1994 is finally to a complete restoration of the Ferrari 375 MM Pinin Farina Spider. Trim it with the historic launch of the Pan-American participation number, including sponsors, the British label specialists from DK Engineering the look of the application in November 1954. Clear lacquer protects the now once more temporarily painted white letters.
Freshly restored Ferrari 375 MM Spider in the Mille Miglia

Using an identical engine from 0450AM sister model to replace the lost original V12 is a re-parole on the road no more obstacles. Already in 1995 the newly restored Ferrari 375 MM Pinin Farina Spider at the Mille Miglia race in Brescia rolls again at the start. Other operations at classic car events follow and offer fans the chance to experience the super athletes in action.

That there lurks something powerful behind the big mouth cooler, you guessed it, at first glance. The 340 horsepower from 4.5 liters displacement effect is still impressive. The V12 is designed by Aurelio Lampredi in the Ferrari 375 MM Pinin Farina Spider in its highest stage of evolution for use. Reminder: His toughest competitor not only in the Carrera Panamericana – the Porsche 550 Spyder – had to make do with 110 horsepower from 1.5 liters.

If by Eberlein depresses the accelerator pedal, the only pushes the V12 sport wagon forward 1.09 meters high and at least vehemently auto enthusiasts spoiled the environment with virtually unfiltered roar. Depending on the translation to the Ferrari 375 MM Pinin Farina Spider reach a maximum of 275 km / h. Without the strap in the cockpit allows you to put to the test on public roads would be better, especially since the delay by four hydraulically operated drum brakes to today’s standards, everything else goes down as vehemently.Ferrari 375 MM Spider 3Ferrari 375 MM Spider – despite eight million not only exhibit
Eberlein, it can not slow down too much power and maneuvered the free athletes quickly on winding country roads near Kassel. That the front and rear leaf-spring suspension Ferrari 375 MM Pinin Farina Spider thereby provides little comfort, be forgiven for a real racer.

Despite the immense value plans of the owners – wants to remain incognito – the Ferrari 375 MM Pinin Farina Spider not only as a piece of jewelry at events like the Concours d’Elegance at Schloss Bensberg present. Rather, he aims to give gas at historic racing events. And what could be more appropriate than the Mille Miglia? Thus the Ferrari remains a miserable existence as a mere show and saves investment property – to the delight of all true enthusiasts.

Here you can experience the Ferrari 375 MM Pinin Farina Spider Database
For the third time shall apply from 16 to 18 September before the Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg the slogan “Very important cars only” (www.sbc2011.de). The program features a prominent Historique rally through the countryside and a Concours the Elegance, with 40 of the finest and most expensive vintage cars in the world. This event is considered by classic association FIVA in the highest category A.

A distinguished jury – to among other things, Giorgetto Giugiaro, Chris Bangle and Jacky Ickx belong – under the chairmanship of Walter de Silva, the task is to identify in seven classes, the best Schmuckstücke: open and closed pre-war models, open and closed-end post-war models, Italian elegance , show cars and four-door sports car.

Among connoisseurs, the event is deemed to have been the inclusion in the illustrious circle of the Louis Vuitton Classic Concours Award as one of the world’s major classic car shows. In addition, a documentary on the event (title: “Frankly: Jacky Ickx”) about Jacky Ickx world premiere. He describes the life of one of the most successful all-round racing driver in history.
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